Diversity Action Council Funding Requests
Funding Request Guidelines:
The following guidelines delineate evaluation criteria for proposed projects to be funded by the University of Alaska Anchorage Diversity Action Council.
I. Submission Deadline:
Proposals must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event date to allow adequate time for the committee to meet and for funding to be distributed, should the proposal be accepted.
II. Solicitant Affiliation:
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.
III. 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 and/or the UAA International and Intercultural Learning Outcomes.
UAA Diversity Statement
- UAA recognizes and values the diversity of our unique location in Southcentral Alaska, the ancestral homelands of the Dena’ina Athabascan, Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiak, and Eyak peoples.
- The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are central to our mission.
- We honor diverse experiences and perspectives—including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status—and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect.
- At UAA, valuing diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service to our communities.
UAA International and Intercultural Learning Outcomes
- Understands one’s own culture(s) within an Alaskan, national, and global context.
- Applies knowledge and critical thinking to global and cultural issues, trends, and systems, and uses diverse frames of reference to address problems.
- Communicates and connects with people in other communities to extend one’s own access to information, experiences, and understanding.
- Fosters additional languages, including Alaska Native languages, as a component of the UAA experience.
- Develops an informed critical awareness and understanding of cultural differences, similarities, and ambiguities.
- Gains an Alaskan, national, and international perspective on careers.
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 and in-kind or additional funding sources, typically equaling 50% or more of the total budget. In turn, the DAC typically offers up to 50% of the total budget in matching funds. 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. Other notes include:
- 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.
VI. 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.