SACRAMENTO, Calif., December 14, 2018 – University Enterprises, Inc.’s (UEI) 2019 Campus Grants Program recently awarded $61,848.99 in grants to 21 Sac State recipients. The total grant funding available was $70,000 and 49 grant application proposals were submitted to the Campus Grants Program.
Grants were awarded to a wide range of Sac State organizations, colleges, and departments such as Mechanical Engineering, Centers for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Education, Student Affairs, Associated Students, Inc., Student Health and Counseling, and many others. See a complete list of recipients and awards.
For the first time in the program’s history, a portion of funds was allocated to proposals supporting a specific topic or theme. This year the committee chose the CSU Basic Needs Initiative, which takes a holistic look at students’ well-being, both inside and outside the classroom, from housing and food insecurity to mental health. Of the $15,000 set aside for this purpose, $13,262.09 was recommended to five proposals for their demonstrated objectives and goals in supporting students’ basic needs.
After all proposals were reviewed, the UEI Board of Directors approved the donation of unallocated funds ($8,151.01 rounded to $10,000) to the Wildcats Rise Fire Recovery Fund, California State University, Chico’s program for allocating financial resources to students, faculty, and staff directly impacted by the Camp Fire.
The Campus Grants Program awards grants to Sac State faculty, staff, and students for projects that have a demonstrable need and clearly benefit the Sac State community. Projects with the most interest are those that advance discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, research, and campus engagement. The award maximum is $5,000 and the average award is typically $2,500 or less.