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External Grants

Associated Students, Incorporated, (ASI) is committed to creating an active and engaged campus community at Sacramento State. Our goal of fostering campus life can only be met through the combined efforts of various programs and organizations throughout campus. Each fiscal year ASI allocates funds, which are to be disbursed to those on-campus programs that are dedicated to our common goal of serving the students.

External Grant Application 2020-2021– Due December 13, 2019 by 5:00pm


Starting with the 2020-21 ASI External Grant Application, all applicants will be REQUIRED to obtain their assigned Sacramento State Vice President’s signature approval, prior to being considered for funding.  Please allow sufficient time to obtain the signature. Applications submitted without this signature will not be considered.

Additionally, starting with the 2020-21 ASI External Grant Application, all applicants will be required to demonstrate via the Final Year End Report efforts made to support and promote ASI to the student body. Efforts may include co-marketing, distributing ASI information to students, or coordinating with ASI Board Members to deliver ASI presentations to the programs and/or students. Failure to report it or convey it in the Final End Year Report may result in ineligibility to receive future ASI External Grant funding.

Please Note: Save the application to your hard drive prior to filling in.  PDFs are most compatible with Internet Explorer or Safari. PDFs not compatible with Google Chrome.  When opening the External Grant Application from a Mac computer, please save before filling out, then re-open the saved document with Adobe Acrobat (Mac’s Preview Application will NOT save data), complete, save, confirm document is not blank, then email. If you have any questions, please call (916) 278-6784.

2019/20 FUNDING

Grant Recipient Granted
Active Minds/ Mental Health Program $10,000
Capital Storytelling Audio Program $5,000
Career Tracks $28,000
CBA Advising Program $2,500
Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) $1,500
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) $15,000
Commit to Study $1,500
Community Engagement Center $5,000
Dreamer Resource Center $15,000
Faculty Student Mentor Program $1,500
Festival of New American Music $1,500
Financial Wellness $15,000
First Year Experience: Co Curricular Retention (PEAK) $25,000
First Year Experience: The FYE Space $4,000
First-Year Advising (FYA) $5,000
Full Circle Program/Student Health & Counseling Services $5,000
Fund your Future with Financial Aid $1,000
GE Honors Program $9,000
Guardian Scholars Program $8,000
Guest Artist Series: Master Class, Workshops with Professional Artists $1,000
Hornet Nights $2,000
Hornets Help $3,000
Integrated Physics Pilot Program $810
Kadema Galleries $5,000
Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars’ Program $4,000
Leadership Initiative Student Assistants (SO&L) $9,300
Learning Communities/Student Academic Success (EOP) $10,000
MLK Center $15,000
PAL Program $25,000
Peer and Academic Resource Center (PARC) $20,000
Peer Mentor Program (FYE) $8,000
Project HMONG $1,500
Project Rebound $13,000
Sacramento State Strings Project $7,000
Science Educational Equity Program $2,500
Services to Students with Disabilities $10,000
Summer Bridge Academy (EOP) $5,000
UNIQUE – Cultural Affairs $25,000
Total $325,610

Budget Funding Principles

The ASI, Finance & Budget Committee will take the following principles into consideration when selecting programs to be considered for funding for the next fiscal year. The Committee understands that requests will not necessarily meet all funding principles. These guidelines are designed to assist the individual(s) preparing requests to support the goals of Associated Students, Inc. These principles are of equal value.

A. Strategic Priorities. The program aligns with and strengthens the ASI Board’s Strategic Priorities, found online at: .

B. Quality of Monetary Usage. Funding is spent in a quality manner that benefits students and promotes sustainability efforts on campus.

C. Number of Sacramento State students served will be taken into consideration.

D. Outcome of Program. Program shows that it achieves all of its goals and mission.

E. Promoting academic achievement, retention, professional development and/or career placement.

F. Promoting diversity and strengthening campus cultural relations. Program works towards and achieves campus unification.

G. Creating on-campus jobs for students.

H. Supporting established programs which have existed for 3 years or more or a new program that shows promise.

I. Level of Innovation. Ground breaking, radical, and completely original programming. An innovative pilot project is one that has been in existence for no more than two (2) years.

J. Program efficiency. Show evidence of collaboration with other campus programs/services.

Budgeting Policies

The following are on-going practices that the Committee will be mindful of when making their External Grant recommendations for the overall annual ASI budget.

  1. ASI External Grant support is expected to be used in an efficient and effective manner according to the grant recipient’s stated purpose and Grant funding principles.
  2. Budget allocations will take into consideration the current fiscal constraints of the overall University Budget and the ASI Budget.
  3. Applicants that have received funding the prior year must have turned in their final program report by July 31, 2019 to the ASI Director of Finance and Administration Mark Montalvo at . If the program report was not received, applicants may not be eligible to apply for External Grants for the 2020-2021 funding year.
  4. For grants awarded in the 2020-2021 funding year, if part of the funding requested is to fund student assistant positions, the final report must also include the University Payroll Detail Report and the Financial Data Warehouse report to account for the student wages used during that fiscal year.
  5. ASI External Grant support is not intended to be a long-term sole source of support. Programs that have received two (2) consecutive years of ASI funding will be expected to have significant funding from other sources, providing a realistic plan for long-term program support for self-sufficiency.
  6. Programs that serve more than the student body will be expected to use Associated Students’ funds to provide substantially lower fees to student participants while ensuring that faculty, staff and general public fees are self-supporting.
  7. Programs that are granted ASI funding must provide acknowledgment of the source of funds and the ASI logo on all printed promotional material prepared for the program.
  8. ASI funding will not support stipends, faculty release time or faculty research.
  9. Please note that starting with the fiscal year 2019-20 External Grants, all student assistant positions funded by grant proceeds will no longer be employed by Associated Students, Inc. All student assistants will be employed by the University.
  10. California Government Code Section 11139.8 prohibits the use of “state funds”, which include the ARA and SAD grants, for travel to the states listed on the CA state travel ban list.  ARA and SAD grants will, therefore, not be approved for travel to the following states:  Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.  (The complete list of affected states is maintained on the California State Attorney General’s website, ).  

For questions please contact: (916) 278-6784.