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 located here. 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. More information about CACSSF and a list of members is available here. If you have any questions about the 2016-17 SSF funding proposal submission process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.