Engaged Student Mini-Grant Program (2014-2015)

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Engaged Student Mini-Grant Program (2014-2015)
The overall goals of the program include:
 Connecting students to their communities and developing life-long citizenship skills.
 Building a strong and productive social and intellectual network of student leaders in
Kansas.
The program aims to augment the impact of civic engagement and student involvement, thus
making a difference for campuses/communities in Kansas. The project aims to empower
young people and reinvigorate their communities by requiring students to create and
implement an action to increase participatory citizenship on their campus. Participation will
reinforce each individual’s personal commitment to civic engagement, while also
strengthening campus and community support. Participants will be students who are looking
for opportunities to take leadership for a community-designated project, bringing creative
solutions to public problems.
Each participant is to select a project based on his/her own personal passion and needs of
their community. Students will be exposed to community organizations and service
opportunities to use their talents and skills, thus building relationships between campus and
community.
KsCC Engaged Student Grant Funds (up to $1,400) can be used for one of three project
tracks:
1. K-12 education
2. Sustainability
3. Hunger/homelessness.
The student is responsible for identifying and developing a working relationship with an
on-campus project advisor as well as a community organization representative. Each of the
advising individuals should have some familiarity and understanding of the selected program
track.
In addition to the core project activities, each student participant is responsible for
development of a reflection portfolio based on their experiences in the form of a written essay
on how the project has impacted their campus, local community, and/or personal attitudes
about future involvement in participatory citizenship (due March 2015). Each student essay
will be archived and made available on the KsCC web site.
Upon conclusion of the project and reflection portfolio, all student participants will be
required to present their project at a KsCC-sponsored event - either the KsCC President’s
Summit (January), the Kansas Hunger Dialogue (March), or the Campus Compact Heartland
Conference (October). The event selected will depend on the citizenship track chosen (K-12,
sustainability, or hunger/homelessness), project completion date, and schedule availability
of the student. Applicant should set aside project funds in the budget if attending either the
Kansas Hunger Dialogue or the Campus Compact Heartland Conference.
Who Can Apply:
Full-time actively-enrolled students in good standing with their institution from all disciplines and
professional schools at Kansas Campus Compact (KsCC) member campuses are eligible to apply.
Availability:
Funds will be provided at the beginning of the grant period (August 2014); **If student so
chooses, arrangements can be made to begin the project summer of 2014, in which case funding
will be disbursed accordingly.
Timeline:
Proposals Due:
Award Notification:
Grant Period Begins:
Grant Period Ends:
May 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. CST
May 16, 2014
August 1, 2014
May 1, 2015
Submission Instructions:
Please submit proposals electronically (in PDF format) with official signatures to:
[email protected]; ATTN: Engaged Faculty Fellows Program/[P.D.’s Last Name]
Contact:
Josh Mosier ([email protected]); (785) 532-6896
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Engaged Student Mini-Grant Program (2014-2015)
TERMS/CONDITIONS
Definitions:
 Applicant refers to the student who is responsible for the creation and implementation
of the project.
 Authorized Fiscal Agent refers to the individual who serves as the designated financial
signatory for the campus. ALL proposals must be properly routed through the fiscal
routing system at an applicant’s institution prior to electronic submission to Kansas
Campus Compact. The Fiscal Agent is responsible for the fiscal management of the
grant and will ensure fulfillment of fiscal reporting requirements.
Grantees will have a grant account established by their institution to which expenditures will
be charged. The fiscal agent will submit the required fiscal reports to KsCC, in accordance
with the established due dates, for grant funds to be reimbursed to the account.
Grant funds cannot be used for indirect costs; items of durable equipment costing more than
$100 (unless approved in writing by KsCC); payment for participants to do service;
fundraising activities; entertainment costs (e.g. tickets to recreational events, ball games,
zoos, etc.); clothing such as T-shirts or hats; or cash incentives.
If there is a question regarding whether a particular expense is an allowable cost, please
contact KsCC.
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PROPOSAL TITLE PAGE
GRANT REQUEST AMOUNT:
Project Title:
Applicant:
Institution:
Campus Address:
Department:
(Include Street Address, City, AND Zip Code)
Telephone (work)
Fax:
Email:
Fiscal Agent:
(Name and Title)
Telephone (work)
Email:
I am willing to share my project with others via the Kansas Campus
Compact website
Yes
No
By signing below, the campus representatives certify to the best of his/her knowledge that
the data in this application is true and correct, and that the governing body of the applicant
has duly authorized the filing of this application, and that the applicant will comply with the
assurances required of applicants if the proposal is approved.
Applicant Signature:
Date:
Authorized Fiscal Agent Signature:
Date:
PLEASE INCLUDE A SCANNED COPY OF THE ORIGINALLY SIGNED SIGNATURE PAGE WITH YOU
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION.
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Engaged Student Mini-Grant Program (2014-2015)
PROPOSAL COMPONENTS
1. Abstract: Briefly describe the proposed project (double-spaced, not to exceed one
page).
2. Project narrative (double-spaced, not to exceed 3 pages): The student application will
detail the community need selected, and the anticipated number of hours to be
devoted to the project, along with a complete timeline. Additionally, the application will
describe the student’s plans for collaboration with any community partner(s) serving
their target area of interest and detail all performance goals related to civic
engagement.
3. Letter(s) of support: All applicants must include letters of support from a faculty
sponsor, specifically addressing how this project supports the goals of the school or
department. Letters of support from community partners are strongly encouraged (if
applicable) but not required.
4. Project Director biography and photo (for publicity)
5. Budget: Each applicant may apply for a grant of up to $1,400.00. Funds may be used
for stipends, materials and operating costs, and travel related to implementation of
the initiative and to present the results and impacts of their efforts at a
KsCC-sponsored event (Heartland Conference, Kansas Hunger Dialogue, KsCC
Presidents’ Summit).
Please submit a budget indicating how grant funds are to be expended with a cost
basis column that explains the calculation of line item amounts. The following page
includes an example of how the line item budget should be structured – please use
your institution’s required budget form. The items provided are only an example and
your budget does not need to reflect these items.
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SAMPLE BUDGET
Item
Personnel:
Project Director stipend
Cost Basis
Subtotal
@ 100 hrs
Subtotal
Travel:
Regional conf. lodging
Regional conf.
registration
2 days @ $125
1 reg
$250
$150
Subtotal
$400
Subtotal
$100
$400
$500
Subtotal
$1,400
Supplies:
Misc. materials
Operating costs
Total Project Costs
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$500
$500
$1,400
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