Academic Affairs Commission

All UCLA undergraduate student organizations, registered with the Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement, with a signed statement of non-discrimination on file with Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement, are entitled to apply for funding. The Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement is located on the first floor of Kerckhoff Hall in Room 105. Each funding source has its own purpose and guidelines. For example, the Academic Affairs Mini-Grant is overseen by the Academic Affairs Commissioner and emphasizes programming which enhances the academic environment at UCLA. Contact usaaac@asucla.ucla.edu for more information.

Academic Success Referendum Fund (ASRF)

Arts Restoring Community (ARC) Referendum Funding

Following the Arts Restoring Community (ARC) Referendum passed during the 2014 USAC Elections, the Cultural Affairs Commission (CAC) was allocated over $100,000 to provide for arts and cultural groups, up from just $15,000 covered by the CAC mini fund in previous years. Under the previous system, it was reported that student groups applied for up to $50,000 in funding in spite of the $15,000 CAC was able to offer. As such, this expanded budget will greatly improve the scope and extent to which CAC will be able provide for the needs of student groups.

The Arts Restoring Community (ARC) Referendum Funding can be used by any registered, undergraduate student group on campus to fund programs. These programs must be cultural in nature, either promoting cultural diversity and/or awareness. The Cultural Programming fund should be used only as a last resort AFTER you have applied to other funding sources. Allocated funds can ONLY finance honorariums, venues, and supplies for your program.

Please complete the application and electronically submit it to funding@culturalaffairsla.com with proper documentation.

Application Due Dates:
Funding is closed during the summer, we will re-open the application process at the end of Fall Quarter.

Bruin Defenders Grant

The Bruin Defenders concept is to provide students and organizations with the scope, contacts, experience, and funds to take command over their own issues and bring these issues directly to those with the immediate power to realize change. Our office also provides advocacy training, political strategy development, and contact sharing with program applications through an appointed liaison, to ensure that a group receives not only funding, but also the tools necessary for successful advocacy.

Bruin Defenders Grant applications should be submitted to the EVP office mailbox (Kerckhoff Hall 300C) by 3:00pm on Fridays no later than five (5) weeks prior to the program. If you have any questions, email usac.evp.bruindefendersdir@gmail.com.

Community Service Mini Fund

Fall Quarter: Oct 14th, 2016 (For events that fall between 10/26/2016 - 2/8/2017)
Winter Quarter: Feb 3rd, 2017 (For events that fall between 2/9/2016 - 5/2/2017)
Spring Quarter: April 28th, 2017 (For events that fall between 5/3/2016 - 6/10/2017)
Due by 5:00PM

Contingency Capital Items Fund

If you are a USAC office/commission or a student group with an office in Kerckhoff, apply to the Capital Contingency Fund! The fund covers technology and furniture items. All proposals are due twenty-one (21) days before the date of purchase.

Contingency Programming Fund

Proposals are due twenty-one (21) days prior to the date of your program. There is NO retroactive funding. Please submit an electronic copy of the proposal using USAC Funding.
Due by 12 noon AND in hard copy to Kerckhoff Mailbox #58.

Student Wellness Programming Fund

Are you putting on a health-related event on-campus? Then, apply to the Student Wellness Programming Fund by Student Wellness Commission!

How much can we receive? You could receive up to $500 for your event through the Student Wellness Programming Fund! If you are a part of SWC's Student Health Network, you can receive a maximum allocation of $750 per event!

When is it due? Please submit your application and quotes two Mondays prior to the event.

Where do we submit it? Applicants can submit our online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SiCuHE_VgX9TkcrbhWXfoRkikQztcnqWs5vF6g8z7_w/viewform. They should also include all appropriate documentation/quotes/estimates for items, venues, etc., requested from the SWC Programming Fund to uclaswc.finance@gmail.com AND usaswc@asucla.ucla.edu, with "SWC Programming Fund Application: (Organization Name)" as the subject line. All applications are approved at SWC Leadership meetings on Tuesdays from 5-6pm in Ackerman 3517.

TGIF (The Green Initiative Fund) Grant Application

The Green Initiative Fund Application deadlines:
Fall Deadline: Oct 28th, 2016
Winter Deadline: Feb 10th, 2017
Spring Deadline: April 28th, 2017

Please email final applications and direct all questions to TGIF@asucla.ucla.edu.

USA/ASUCLA Programming Fund

Fall Deadline: Oct 7th, 2016
Winter Deadline: Nov. 4th, 2016
Spring Deadline: March 3th, 2017
Due by 5:00 PM

All student groups must meet with their Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement Advisor 2 days prior to the deadline. If this is not done, your application will not be approved by your Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement Advisor. You MUST upload ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION with your application; failure to do so may result in receiving no funding. Hearings will begin the following week on Tuesday after the deadline and all student groups MUST sign up for a hearing time ONLINE, instructions on how to sign up will be email the following MONDAY after the deadline. Please bring a HARD COPY of your SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION with you to the hearings.
Please note your application is not fully submitted until you receive a confirmation that your Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement Advisor has approved your application. If you have any question, please contact your Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement Advisor or email the USAC Budget Review Director by sending an email to USABudgetReview@gmail.com


The ASUCLA logo is to be used on USA/ASUCLA official documents and other ASUCLA programming funds.

Last Updated Wednesday, October 12th, 2016