Services and Activites Fee Annual Proposal Form for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
The SAF Committee will be accepting applications for the annual budgeting cycle from November 30, 2015 until 5:00pm on January 14th, 2016. The intent of the annual operating budget is to support on-going student activities, services, and programs. Services and Activities Fees are defined in RCW 28B.15.041 to mean “fees, other than tuition fees, charged to all students registering at the . . . state universities . . . The legislature also recognizes that Services and Activities Fees are paid by students for the express purpose of funding student activities and programs” of their particular institution. These funds will be available for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
A member of your group must be available to attend a hearing with the SAF Committee tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 5, 2016 and February 12, 2016. Please include a regularly checked email in the application, as that will be the main form of communication between SAF and the requesting group. The SAF Liaison will contact the requesting group to notify them of a hearing time. If the dates change, groups will be given 10 business days’ notice.
Please ensure that your request is in accordance with SAF Bylaws, which are available at the following website: http://www.uwb.edu/studentlife/safc/safbylaws. Please note the SAF Committee will be coordinating with Club Council to develop an efficient funding model.
The Committee will hold an open forum and appeals, tentatively scheduled for on Friday, April 1, 2016 and April 8, 2016. Requesting groups will be notified of a preliminary budget before the open forum and appeals date.
Late applications will not be accepted, except at the discretion of the Committee. Adjustments to the final total requested by any club, group, organization, or department will not be accepted. After a request has been submitted, it may not be reopened for alterations or changes.
Submit your proposal through the Catalyst Dropbox by Wednesday, January 14, 2016 by 5:00pm. This is a two part-application. Please complete both the Narrative Word document and the Proposal Excel spreadsheet. Only applications that have submitted both documents by the deadline will be considered complete.
Questions? Please contact Karla Sanchez, 2016-2017 SAF Chair, at SAFuwb@gmail.com.
Information to Know Before Submitting Proposals
1. Read Guidelines for Funding/General Criteria for Evaluating Funding Requests before you decide to submit a request (http://www.uwb.edu/studentlife/safc/safbylaws).
2. Services and Activities Fees may not be used in support of credit-bearing courses.
3. If you plan on requesting food in your application, please familiarize yourself with the University Food Policy.
4. Please note that the committee cannot fund more than you request (with the exception of benefits associated with salaries or wages, which are set annually by the state and university). If there is a submission error, the committee cannot make any changes and will base their decision on the initial request only. Additional forms/attachments will not be accepted.