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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 2016-2017– Due December 11, 2015 by 5:00pm

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2015/16 FUNDING

Grant Recipient Granted
Active Minds/ Mental Health Program $8,000
After the First Semester: Supporting the First Year $7,000
Career Tracks $15,000
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) $15,000
Community Engagement Center $7,500
DEGREES Project $500
Faculty Student Mentor Program $9,000
Festival of New American Music $1,000
First Year Experience, Co-Curricular Retention $6,000
Full Circle Project $12,000
GE Honors Program – Integrated Learning Project $3,400
Kadema Galleries $8,000
Leadership Initiative Student Assistants (SO&L) $10,000
Learning Communities/Student Academic Success (EOP) $20,000
Master Classes, Workshops with Professional Artists $2,000
Multi-Cultural Center $13,000
Odyssey Mentoring Program $500
PAL Program $25,000
Peer and Academic Resource Center (PARC) $10,000
PRIDE Center $15,000
Sacramento State String Project $10,100
Services to Students with Disabilities $13,000
Summer Bridge Academy (EOP) $14,000
The Serna Center $30,000
UNIQUE – Cultural Affairs Series $30,000
Women’s Resource Center $15,000
Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution $1,600
Total $301,600

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.

  1. The budget request must be responsive to one or more of the following and special consideration will be given to requests that reflect a greater number of these funding principles:

a. Promoting academic achievement, retention, professional development and career placement.

b. Promoting educational and/or social programs, events and activities that enhance campus life and cross-cultural unity.

c. Creating on-campus jobs for students.

d. Supporting established programs which have existed for 3 years or more.

e. Show evidence of collaboration with other campus programs/services.

  1. Innovative pilot projects will be given special consideration (an innovative pilot project is a program which has been in existence no more than two (2) years).

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, 2015 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 2016-2017 funding year.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. ASI funding will not support stipends, faculty release time or faculty research.

Student Assistant Wages

**ASI Student Employment Classifications for External Grant Programs

Range A Entry Level $10.00 – $10.49 per hour
Range B Intermediate Level $10.50 – $11.99 per hour
Range C Experienced Level $12.00 – $14.00 per hour

Range Descriptions

Range A

Entry level position requiring no previous experience or specific skills; may require entry-level computer knowledge (i.e. Word, Excel); works under direct supervision; training is provided; limited scope of responsibility. Typical tasks may include but aren’t limited to: general receptionist/customer service duties; answer questions; answer phones; direct calls; cashiering; general clerical tasks such as copying, filing, data entry

Range B

Intermediate level position requiring at least six months previous experience and some specific job skills; may require intermediate computer knowledge (i.e. Word, Excel); works under more general supervision; broader scope of responsibility which may require independent judgment.

Typical tasks may include but aren’t limited to: driving cart with passengers, more advanced clerical tasks that require typing proficiency; more complex cashiering responsibilities.

Range C

Experienced level position requiring at least one year previous experience and special skills; may require advanced computer knowledge (i.e. Word, Excel) as well as other specialized software (i.e. InDesign, database software); work with minimal supervision; broad scope of responsibility requiring use independent judgment; may work with confidential data; may supervise other student employees, volunteers or participants; may require graduate student status or a minimum number of units in a particular area of study; performs more technical complex tasks or projects; may assume leadership role in the absence of the supervisor Typical tasks may include but aren’t limited to: mentoring/tutoring; complex data entry and analysis; create reports; coordinate program services/events.

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