Where is the Central Student Government (CSG) Office located?
Third floor of the Michigan Union, Room 3909.
Where can I find a funding application?
Funding applications are available at two locations. You can download the appropriate application from the CTools assignment page or as a hardcopy in the CSG office.
Which application should I use?
If this is your first time applying this semester, you fill out the Initial Funding Application. For any subsequent applications, you should fill out the Supplemental Wave Application (SWA).
When are applications due?
Every Friday at 12:00 noon. There is an application available most weeks, except on weeks near holidays. Check csg.umich.edu/funding for the calendar.
I am not currently on the CTools page, what do I do?
Is there a limit for how much money I can apply for?
Is there a limit for how much money I can receive?
Yes, there is a limit of $10,000 per semester per student organization.
When are receipts due?
There are three receipt deadlines during each semester. The receipt deadline corresponds with when you submit your funding application. All three will be posted on the actual application itself as well as the csg.umich.edu/funding website. For example, if you apply in Wave A2, your receipt deadline is the deadline that corresponds with the A Wave deadline. If you apply in Wave A4, your receipt deadline is still the deadline that corresponds with the A Wave deadline.
I received an award email, how do I get my money?
In order for money to be transferred to your SOAS account, you must fill out a reimbursement forms and attach copy of pertinent receipts. You can pick up reimbursement forms at the kiosk in the CSG office.
What if I cannot turn my receipts in on time?
Extension forms can be found in the CSG office. We cannot accept extensions in the B waves. Late receipts that were not awarded an extension will not be accepted.
What if I cannot front the money of the proposed cost?
This is where a representative from your organization will come in and get an Advanced Funding Request Form. These forms are located in the rotating kiosk located in the CSG Front Office, or online on the CTools website.
Can I get both Advanced Funding and a Receipt Extension?
No, you may only receive one of the modifications.
Can I set up a funding workshop with the SOFC Chairs?
Yes. Each SOFC Chair and the CSG Treasurer have their own respective office hours listed on both the application and the csg.umich.edu/funding website. If you are unable to attend these office hours, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will do our best to individually find a time that works out for both the Chair and student.
What are items people usually get funding for?
· Posters and flyers / advertising (not in the newspaper)
· Production costs
· Office supplies for specific events that will be “used up”
· Art supplies for specific events that will be “used up”
· Banners and signage
· Room/facility rentals
· Equipment rentals (electronic, sports, etc.)
· Table/podium rental and items from SORC
· Food for events, under special circumstances
· Mileage and other travel-related expenses
· Vehicle rental
· Registration for events
· Catering services (but not the food portion of it)
· Performance services (bands, DJs, etc.)
What can I definitely NOT get funding for?
Club sports registration fees to Rec Sports, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, speeding tickets, Festifall and Winterfest registration fees. Please read the IFA for more information regarding SOFC funding guidelines.
How long will it take to receive reimbursements after I submit receipts?
About two (2) weeks. We attempt to process reimbursement forms as quickly as possible, but once we have processed the reimbursement form, it can take SOAS more than 5 business days to complete the funds transfer.
I was awarded funding, what can I spend it on?
You will be reimbursed up the amount indicated on your award email, but this is restricted to the specific line items on your application keeping in mind further restrictions noted in that email.
Can I apply for funding from other sources?
Yes. We always encourage people to seek out multiple sources of funding, but it is not mandatory.
Can I email SOFC application materials?
No. We are not allowed to accept applications or materials via email. You may submit applications via the CTools assignment, but all other forms must be submitted directly to the CSG office.
I can’t make the weakly appeal time - can I reschedule?
SOFC understands that not everyone can make the Sunday afternoon appeals. We are happy to accommodate groups provided we are given adequate notice, prior to the regular wave appeal date.
The Student Organization Funding Commission is happy to answer any questions you may have and to assist you through the fall/winter rolling funding processes. You may email the SOFC at email@example.com
The Student Organization Funding Commission requires student organizations receiving funding to include the Central Student Government logo on relevant publicity materials, when possible (i.e. when a funding request is approved before publicity materials go to print). CSG logos can be found below.