Purpose: To support programs/centers in their capacity building (e.g., planning, organizational development) leading to the implementation of a service-related project with goal of increasing civic-minded individuals, or a specific civic engagement project, and/or related civic learning effort.
Eligibility: Individual programs/centers within ASI/Student Affairs and student organizations fiscally sponsored, or supervised by a department/college working for justice in any way
(e.g., social, economic, political, environmental) may apply for this grant.
Note: Please contact ICCE before proposal submission to ensure that funds can be transferred to the applying program/center, and/or department/college.
- Funds will be transferred to the applying program/center/department/college.
Grant proposals will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
Outline and give examples for how your project/initiative serves to strengthen capacity building, develop civic-minded individuals, and elevate student leadership opportunities.
Explain how funds will be used to express thoughtful, or mindful, democratic discourse leading to potential action.
Describe how the intended efforts will become sustainable over time and lead to institutionalizing civic engagement into your program/center.
Preference will be given to programs that show indication of off-campus, student involvement in community-based efforts/initiatives.
Community Needs/Issue: Proposed projects must have a public purpose or result in a benefit to a specific community. State how the service component addresses community-identified needs, issues, and/or goals.
Preference will be given to applicants who address one or all of the following:
a. development of CE/CSL remote/virtual experiences; and/or
b. increase partnerships and CE/CL opportunities with Black-led organizations and organizations that service the Black community.