Micro Grants

Have an idea for your department or students to help celebrate SRJC’s anniversary?

We encourage you to collaborate with others to celebrate the unique qualities of our faculty, staff, students, and subject matter. What has changed, both inside and outside SRJC, since the early days of your department? Have the greater cultural, academic, political or technology environment impacted your subject matter?

Here are sample ideas for events and activities:

Reception for former and current faculty members
Write about well-known faculty members or alumni for posting on the 100th anniversary website
Create a photo exhibit – then and now
Videotape alumni about their goals and history, and current students about their goals
Write the history of your department for posting on the 100th anniversary website

Apply for a Micro-grant

SRJC has $5,000 in Micro-grants available (up to $500 each) for instructional and non-instructional departments to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary. Members of the 100th Anniversary Leadership Group will evaluate applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards will be dispersed starting on March 17, 2017, until funds have been distributed to groups that best meet the grant criteria (see link below).

Who can apply?

Any SRJC department, program or campus group willing to sponsor and carry out a 100th Anniversary event or activity can apply for a grant.

How much funding is available?

For activities planned during 2018, the leadership group will provide grants ranging from $100.00 to $500.00 from our $5000 Micro-grants fund.  Applications with grant requests up to $500 will be accepted and reviewed. Applications will be reviewed and awards will be dispersed in batches beginningon March 17th and until funds are exhausted.

How do I/we apply?

1) Fill out the application form.
2) Fill out the attached budget form.
3) Obtain department chair and administrative approval for the project; from those who support the project and are willing to oversee the distribution of funds.
4) Submit hard copy or digital supporting documents that cannot be included in your application to Student Affairs, attn: Ian Maurer or IMaurer@santarosa.edu

Applications will be reviewed on a firstcome-firstserve basis, submit early for consideration before funds are exhausted.  Disbursement will take place on March 17th, May 12th, September 1st, November 3rd, and December 15th in 2017.

What is the time frame for application and grant awards?

Applications will be solicited through out the 2017 academic year to allow for adequate planning.  Grant applications submitted must be for projects being planned during our 100th Anniversary in 2018.   Activities at all campus locations will be considered.

What are the criteria for awarding the grant?

  • The proposal must be for a free event or activity related to Santa Rosa Junior College, our100th Anniversary, or the history or culture of our community.
  • The proposal must benefit SRJC students.
  • The proposal must include a component open to community participation (community participation could include such things as a public lecture, gallerytalk, reception, workshop, or performance.
  • The activity or event must present an opportunity to the College that otherwise might not be available.
  • The activity may involve partnerships or cooperation with other segments of the community.

Respond to the following in your grant application

  • Describe the event or activity you propose.
  • How will the event or activity benefit SRJC students, staff, faculty, or alumni?
  • What aspect(s) of the event or activity will be open to the community?
  • What means will you use to publicize the event or activity?
  • What facilities will you need? Are they available during this time frame? Has this been verified with the appropriate department head responsible for the facility?
  • Have you contacted the artists/performers/presenters? Are they available during the time frame that you have in mind?
  • Who is supporting this proposal and what kind of effort or contribution are they willing to make to assure the success of this activity or event?
  • Are any other groups, partnerships, or cooperative efforts involved in this proposal? If so, please describe.

 

NOTE: The 100th Anniversary Leadership Group is responsible only for the awarding of grant monies. The applicant is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the event, and any expenses beyond the approved event budget. The Public Relations office will assist with publicity such as adding events to the 100th Anniversary website and depending on availability, may be able to offer design services. 

It is strongly suggested the applicant research costs for fees, travel, and other expenses when drafting the budget proposal. 

Examples listed below should in no way limit your imagination when planning an event or activity!

* If applicable, list any additional sources of funding, such as department budgets, Arts & Lectures, Multicultural Event funds, or Student Activities funds or partnerships with other organizations (i.e., SSU, local schools, arts organizations, local museums, etc.).