Funding Request Guidelines:
The following guidelines delineate evaluation criteria for proposed projects to be funded by the University of Alaska Anchorage Diversity Action Council. All proposals must be presented via the DAC Funding Request Form and submitted to the UAA Office of Student Affairs at: firstname.lastname@example.org. View the listing and descriptions of previously Granted DAC Funding Requests.
I. Solicitant Affilation:
A proposed project must be initiated and sponsored by an official UAA campus organization, department, program, or center. Such designees must be present and participate in the event. Events should be held on one of UAA’s campuses and open to all campus community members.
II. Proposal Description:
A proposed project must be related to a diversity issue, aligning with two (2) or more components of the UAA Diversity Mission Statement, UAA Strategic Plan 2017, and/or the UAA International and Intercultural Learning Outcomes.
UAA Diversity Statement
With freedom of speech being at our core, UAA strives to create an inclusive, respectful campus community that promotes and embraces our individual differences. We are united in our belief that diversity includes understanding and respecting differences in ideas, religion, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, and socioeconomic status. We celebrate diversity in all of our educational and employment endeavors.
UAA Strategic Plan 2017
UAA International and Intercultural Learning Outcomes
The DAC must be included as a Co-Sponsor on any advertisement or announcements for the proposed project. Any reference to the DAC must include its entire name, UAA Diversity Action Council.
Americans with Disability Act: Any DAC funding proposal for an event must address and, when applicable, provide estimated costs for the Americans with Disability Act accessibility accommodations in its budget. Proposals must include process and timeline to access any Americans with Disability Act accommodations in its advertising. A DAC-funded event must include the following statement: Interpreting services and other accommodations are available as needed. Please contact Name, Host Department, Phone Number, E-Mail with at least 48 hours advance notice. UAA is an EEO/AA employer and educational institution.
A proposed project must have additional sponsors, in-kind and additional funding sources. Include a line-item budget of costs and expected revenues. Note that admission must be free or significant discounts must be given to UAA community members as a result of the DAC co-sponsorship.
State the names of other co-sponsors and the dollar amounts or in-kind donations that have been committed. Note that the DAC typically offers up to 50% matching funds.
State a fixed-dollar amount that is requested as well as the UAA account number for the transfer of funds should the request be approved.
The DAC awards block grants and does not fund specified costs such as rental space or airfare.
The DAC does not retroactively fund projects.
Any unused DAC funds must be returned to the DAC within 30 days of the event.
V. Post-Project Commitment:
A one-page summary reporting the outcomes of the project must be submitted to the DAC within 30 days after the event has occurred. Failure to submit such a summary may result in denial of future funding.
VI. Academic Year 2015-16 DAC Meeting Dates:
The Diversity Action Council highly encourages solicitants to present their proposals in person during a corresponding monthly DAC meeting.