Call for Proposals: CACSSF Discretionary Fund – Apply by 10/2/2016 Published: September 13, 2016 By: Sharon Page-Medrich The 2016-17 Student Services Fee (SSF) funding proposal submission process is now open. Eligibility: All campus units that provide co-curricular student services and student groups (sponsored by ASUC and Graduate Assembly Executive Officers) are eligible to apply for one-time funding from the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Services and Fees (CACSSF) $500,000 Discretionary Fund. Student groups interested in putting forth a proposal should contact an Executive Officer of the ASUC or the Internal Vice President of the Graduate Assembly. Allowable Costs: All Berkeley students pay a UC system-wide Student Services Fee (SSF) of $537 per semester. By UC policy, SSF revenues are designated to cover services and programs that directly benefit students and are complementary to, but not a part of, the core instructional program. These services and programs include, but are not limited to: operating and capital expenses for services related to the physical and psychological health and well-being of students; social, recreational, and cultural activities and programs; services related to campus life and campus community; technology expenses directly related to the services; and career support. How to Apply: Before submitting a proposal, please review the Student Service Fee Guidelines, proposal form, and reference materials. Student groups interested in putting forth a proposal should contact an Executive Officer of either the ASUC or the Internal Vice President of the Graduate Assembly. Submission Deadline: October 2, 2016, 11:59pm: Proposals by individual students due to Graduate Assembly for consideration of GA Executive Sponsorship. October 9, 2016, 11:59pm: Proposals due. Funding for approved proposals will be available in late January 2017. For any funding decisions deferred until spring 2017, funding will be granted at a later date. Information Sessions: CACSSF will hold two optional information sessions for potential applicants who want more information: Wed, 9/14 from 4-5pm and Fri, 9/23 from 10-11am (Section Club, first floor, Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way). Review and Approval Process: Proposals will be reviewed by the CACSSF during the fall semester, with the intent of making decisions by mid-December and distributing funds around late January. CACSSF has a voting membership that includes nine student representatives (three each from the ASUC, Graduate Assembly and the Committee on Student Fees); six representatives from campus administration, and two Academic Senate appointed faculty members. View information about CACSSF and list of members on their website. If you have any questions about the 2016-17 SSF funding proposal submission process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.