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The goal of this grant program is to support multiple student organizations at UCF who seek to create or extend projects in the area of civic engagement, particularly those focused on the UCF Community.

Eligibility

All UCF Registered Student Organizations (RSO) are eligible to apply.

Grant Details

Applicants will be notified of selection committee decisions by February 28, 2022.
Successful applicants for the Spring-Summer 2022 cycle will receive up to $500 in support.
These funds can be used to cover relevant purchases and other expenses in pursuit of a
student-led initiative. All expenses must be pre-approved through the application process (or
subsequently amended) and executed between March 1 and June 10, 2022.

Awards to projects will be issued and processed through Lou Frey Institute of Politics &
Government. All project costs will be processed by LFI to vendors directly. There will be no
direct payments to students.


All grant recipients will be required to write a brief grant report and the end of their project, which
will include a narrative description of the project outcomes and a final expenditures report.
Direct questions should be sent to shena.parks@ucf.edu.

Grant Details

Eligible student groups interested in applying should submit the following materials via this 2022
LFI Civic Engagement Student Led Initiative Microgrant Application portal
no later than 11:59pm
EST on February 21, 2022. Please include the student group name, group contact person, and
the faculty/staff advisor contact information.

  1. Project Description/Initiative Summary (250-word limit): This abstract should explain the
    objective, outputs, and significance of your initiative.
  2. Proposal Narrative (250-word limit): This narrative should detail the specific components
    of your initiative that you are applying to receive funding for and what the expected
    outputs (if any) are.
  3. Budget Expenses and Justifications (1-page limit): Please divide this budget by location
    of expenses, and type of activity therein (e.g., space rental, food, program materials,
    etc.).

Expectations

• Understand that award payment involving a reimbursed expense can take up to six
weeks after the award letter is issued to be fully processed. The project activities should
be proposed with that timeline in mind.
• Adhere to the proposed budget submitted with their grant application.
Adhere to UCF policies related to purchases and other expenses.
• Submit an interim report narrative and expenditures sheet via the requisite google form
by May 1, 2022, accounting for the use of the grant award and summarizing the outputs
that may have resulted.
• Submit a final report narrative and expenditures sheet via the requisite google form by
June 20, 2022, accounting for the use of the grant award and summarizing the outputs
that may have resulted.