Student Life Programming Grants
Student Life Programming Grants exist to financially support student-organized programs and events that accomplish one or more of the following goals:
- Present new initiatives
- Build campus community
- Meet needs in under addressed programming areas
- Promote group collaboration
- All student organizations applying for funds must be registered with the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement. You may check to see if your student organization is registered at Hopkins Groups.
- Student organizations applying for funds are encouraged to collaborate with other registered student organizations, administrative offices, or academic departments.
- ll sponsored events must be open and advertised to all Homewood students. Private parties or exclusive events will not be funded.
- Strongest considerations will be given to an event that includes a performance, speaker, cultural element, educational component, or community building activity. The Committee will not fund for an event that is for recruiting purposes only.
- The SLPG will not fund for prizes of any kind, t-shirts, JHU faculty or staff fees, or non-JHU student or group travel. For t-shirts, the group can apply for the Johns Hopkins Credit union t-shirt grant (CUTS).
- Any equipment or reusable items purchased with SLPG funds are the property of Johns Hopkins University. Your proposal must include a plan for storage, security, and future use of the purchased equipment and/or reusable items.
- SLPG does not directly fund charities or community agencies.
- SLPG cannot be used to fund events retroactively.
- The SLPG funds are a resource for seed money for groups initiating new programs. Over time as programs continue and grow, the SLPG may fund recurring events at a reduced rate
- The SLPG Committee reserves the right to amend these program eligibility requirements at their discretion.
- A complete proposal must include a Program Expenses Spreadsheet (view this Word Document: SLPG Grant Expense Sheet Template.)
- SLPG will be awarded in amounts up to $500; $1000 if you are co-sponsoring the event.
- Funding is for the direct payment of vendors or independent contractors who provided services for the program or the reimbursement of event purchases made by a student group member.
- If funded, student organizations will receive the grant proceeds in their group account after a room has been reserved and a plan has been provided for storage of equipment and reusable items. Then the group will need to bring the appropriate original invoices, contracts, or receipts to their financial administrator for processing.
- Proposals without a detailed budget or with an incomplete information may result in the program not being funded by SLPG.
- If awarded the grant and the event is zero – waste, the SLPG will fund the event’s compost bins.
Alcohol at Events
- SLPG will not fund alcohol. If alcohol is a part of a proposed program, the event must take place on campus. All events with alcohol must abide by the University’s Alcohol Policy as well as state and local laws.
- If alcohol is present at the event, an equally attractive non-alcoholic option must be available, as well as a meal or substantial food.
How to Submit
- Grants submissions occur only one time per semester.
- The deadline for submitting in the 2017 spring semester is February 2, 2017.
- Grant proposals are due via online submissions before 11:59 p.m. on the deadline dates. Grants submitted in paper form or incomplete proposal forms will not be considered.
- The SLPG committee meets within 1.5 weeks after proposals are due.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Online proposals for Spring 2017 are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 3, 2017.
For additional information, contact:
Director of Student Leadership and Involvement/SLPG Coordinator
Mattin Center, Suite 131
The SLPG receives its budget from the Parents Fund and the Dean of Student Life. These offices have provided funding for this Committee to act as a clearinghouse for student group funding requests.