Student Organization Funding

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The Process

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) at UWM can apply for grant funding through the SA's Senate Appropriations Committee. Roughly $300,000 each year is awarded to RSOs to support on-campus events, operations, and travel opportunities. To apply for a SAC grant, student orgs must first attend a SAC-grant training where they will be given all the information required to apply for a grant.  At least one officer must attend SAC grant training, feel free to bring as many members as you would like.


Printable Resources

     SAC Grant Training Materials

SAC Fall 2018 Booklet

SAC Emergency Grant Cheat Guide

SAC Event Grant Cheat Guide

SAC Operations Grant Cheat Guide

SAC Travel Grant Cheat Guide

SAC Training Presentation

     Event Grant Writing Lab Materials

SAC Honorarium Inquiry Template 1 

SAC Honorarium Inquiry Template 2

UW System State Lodging Rates: 




1 Attend Mandatory

RSO Grant training


Mandatory RSO Grant Training Dates

All training sessions will be taking place in the Student Union EG80.

Wednesday, February 21st-   

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Thursday, February 22nd, 

11am-12pm & 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Friday, February 23rd  

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM & 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM 

Monday, February 26th 

11:00 AM - 12:00 pm  & 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Tuesday, February 27th

8:00 am-9:00 am   1:00 pm- 2:00pm 

2 Complete

an Application


Application Period


Open: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 9am

Due: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by 4:30pm


3 Sign Up and Attend  Grant Hearing

Grant Hearing Dates

All grant hearings will be taking place in the Student Union EG80

  • There will be a SignUpGenius link provided in the SAC application
  • Or click HERE
  • Please sign up for one hearing time for each SAC grant


Early Emergency Grant Hearings

3/7/18: 5pm-6pm


3/26/18: 5pm-9pm

4/2/18:  5pm-9pm

4/9/18:  5pm-9pm

4/16/18: 5pm-9pm


3/27/18: 5pm-9pm

4/3/18:  5pm-9pm

4/10/18: 5pm-9pm


3/30/18: 4pm-8pm


Key Information


Travel Grants – only 1 per semester


Operations Grants – only 1 per semester

  • Office Supplies: $125

  • Marketing: $300

    • Promotional Items: Under $5 per unit

  • Overall cap: $3500

  • Stipulation – any funds not used for supplies/publicity/printing may only be allocated after proof that there is no free alternative for RSO use.

Event Grants – up to 4 per semester

  • Marketing: $300

  • Overall Honorarium Cap: $3,000

    • Housing cap: $119 per day

    • Travel: $250 per flight

    • Rental Car: $40 per day up to 2 days

  • Honorarium requests above $1000 need to provide additional information about performer (in application)

  • Honorarium requests above $4,000 require proof of additional sponsorship commitments from other offices/departments

  • Overall cap: $4000

  • Large Event Grants: $7000

    • Large event grants require you to plan and meet with your student involvement liaison!


NOTE: Total Grant cap per semester is 4 unless you are eligible for an Emergency Grant which can be a 5th grant application



​Emergency Grant – only 1 per semester

  • Only RSOs that are newly formed or reactivated will be eligible for Emergency Grants.

  • Travel, Operations, or Event cap: $1500

  • For details on Emergency Grants, contact Emma Horjus at



Verifiable 3rd party justification must be provided for every item that you are requesting funds for.

Preliminary allocations will be adjusted so that all allocations will fit into the SAC Budget.

Don’t be afraid to ask SAC questions specific to your organization. Contact Emma Horjus at