Funding Board Allocation Request Procedure

Deadline for Submission of Proposal
  1. A student, student organization or team submitting a proposal for funding shall do so at least five (5) business days in advance of a meeting of first consideration.
    1. The Board may make an emergency addition to the agenda but shall require a 3/4th vote.
       
  2. A student, student organization or team requested by the Board to submit follow-up information at a meeting of first consideration shall do so at least two (2) business days in advance of a meeting of review.
    1. The Board may make an emergency addition to the agenda but shall require a 3/4th vote.
Attendance at a Meeting
  1. An Applicant shall have the right to be present at a meeting when their proposal is being considered by the Board.
    1. Attendance by a Applicant shall not be required for consideration by the Board.  However, the Board may have questions for an Applicant and may use the lack of information as grounds for denial of a proposal.
Required Information
  1. A proposal for funding shall include the following information:
    1. Name of Applicant; and
    2. Name of student organization or team, if acting on behalf of; and
    3. Contact information; and
    4. Advisor’s name and contact information; and
    5. Purpose of proposal; and
    6. Itemized list of all expenses, even if requesting only partial funding; and
    7. What the Applicant has done to raise funds for the expenses; and
    8. How funding will benefit the students; and
    9. How funding will benefit the student, student organization or team; and
    10. A signed statement acknowledging that the funds are the property of the Student Funding Board, and any unused funds can not be used by the Applicant for any other use, and that any unused funds will be returned to the Student Funding Board; and
    11. A signed statement that a copy of all receipts will be turned into the Chair of the Board within five (5) business days following an activity or program.

Funding Board Allocation Form

Click Here, to submit a request to recieve funding from the University of Michigan-Flint Student Government Funding Board

Rights and Restrictions

Rights of a Applicant

Each Applicant shall have these Rights protected by the Board:

  1. To have a proposal considered on presented and documented information; and
  2. To be fully informed about the funding process; and
  3. To be fully informed on how a policy was made and how it can be changed; and
  4. To receive a written and/or electronic copy of the policies and procedures of the Board; and
  5. To support their proposal at a public meeting where their proposal is being considered; and
  6. To be notified of a meeting and decisions made; and
  7. To appeal a decision of the Board on substantive and/or procedural grounds.
Funding Restrictions

Funds from the Board shall be restricted from use for the following purposes:

  1. Funding a student organization more than three times an academic year; and costs not related to the academic and/or co-curricular mission of the University or requesting student organization; and
  2. Alcohol or contraband; and
  3. Student housing or a fraternity or sorority, except for community service, professional-based activity, and/or philanthropic activity, and which must be properly publicized and open to all students;
  4. Direct monetary contribution to a non-profit or on behalf of a non-profit; and
  5. Support or opposition of a partisan political view, a religious doctrine or belief, or a candidate for public office that is not viewpoint neutral; and
  6. Gift certificates/cards; and
  7. Consultants; and
  8. Salary, stipend, tuition, and/or fees; and
  9. Membership fees.

Meeting Procedure

  1. Applicant and Public Comment
    1. An Applicant shall have an opportunity to be heard and give support for their proposal.
       
  2. An Applicant shall communicate with the Chair of the Board their desire to speak before the Council at least one hour in advance of a meeting of the Council to be placed on the agenda.
     
  3. A student and member of the public shall be provided five (5) minutes communicate and express their thoughts on a proposal during a meeting.
    1. A student and member of the public seeking public comment shall notify the Chair of the Board at least one hour in advance of a meeting of their intention to speak.