Texas Tech University

FY21 Funding Process

Purpose

One of the purposes of the Student Senate Committee on Budget and Finance is to administer the allocation of a portion of Student Service Fees received by the Student Government Association specifically for student organizations. These funds are budgeted by the University to be utilized for nonacademic programs and services for students. The Student Service Fee committee is comprised of approximately five members from the Student Senate and four staff members within the University.

The Committee on Budget and Finance has strict rules and policies by which we operate. These rules can be found in the SGA Funding Regulations Handbook.

FY21 Funding Request Process

Please review Funding Process Handbook

STEP ONE - Funding Contract 2020-2021 click link then search for SGA

STEP TWO - Budget Application 2020-2021 click link then search for SGA

STEP THREE - Funding Interview Request click link then search fot SGA

Instructions to Submit Funding Contract, Budget Application and sign up for Funding Interview

 FY21 Funding Process Deadlines

This process will begin September 10, 2019. Follow the step by step instructions on the SGA Website to guide you through this process.

September 10, 2019 ~~ Funding Request Process Begins at 8:00 a.m.

December 4, 2019 ~~ Funding Contract & Budget Application due at 5:00pm

January 17, 2020 ~~ 20% penalty on Funding Contract & Budget Application at 5:00pm

~~NO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER 1-17-2020~~

FY21 Funding Interview Sign Up  

Interviews start January 27th to February 7, 2020.  After completion of Funding Contract and Budget Application sign up for a Funding Interview. click here
Jan 17, 2020 ~~ Funding Interview Signup Deadline (w/out penalty) at 5:00 p.m.
Jan 24, 2020 ~~ Funding Interview Signup Deadline (with 20% penalty) at 5:00 pm

~~NO ORGANIZATION MAY SIGN UP AFTER 1-24-2020~~ 

You can check the status of your funding application process by viewing the "Funding Application Process Tracking" spreadsheet and confirm your scheduled interview by viewing the "Funding Interview Schedule."

 

Funding Interview Schedule 
Funding Application Process Tracking
Organizations will be able to view their initial allocation by viewing the "Funding Application Process Tracking" spreadsheet above. If the org is not satisfied with their allocation they may sign up & attend an appeals interview with the Budget & Finance committee. TBD. Interviews will be held in SGA (room 302 in the SUB). If they miss this appeals step then they will need to reach out to a senator as stated on the Appeals Process page & Funding Process Handbook.

 

Budget & Finance Committee 

The Goal of the Committee is to:

        Appropriate Student Funds in such a way as to maximize their impact for students          at Texas Tech University.

        Assist student organizations in gaining access to these funds in the most efficient            way possible.

        Conduct a fair yearly budget request process, following the guidelines set forth in            the SGA Funding Regulations Handbook and Funding Process Handbook.

sign up APPEALS Interview Schedule

 

Funding Qualifications & Guidelines

Funding is open to all Texas Tech Student Organizations regardless of race, creed, color, sex, marital status, national origin, age, or handicap. Groups and organizations excluded from funding:  (including, but not limited to)

Any organization not registered with Center for Campus Life

Any organization that can be funded by other Student Affairs Departments (ie Center for Campus Life, Rec Center, Student Media, etc)

Club Sports/Teams

Intramural Sports

Publications (Subscriptions)

Organizations who receive funding directly from Student Service Fees

Graduate & Undergraduate Organizations

In order to determine an organization's status as graduate or undergraduate, the organization must submit a membership roster with the students classifications included during the application process.

First Year Organizations

Organizations will be considered "First Year Organizations" and subject to the first year cap if one of the following applies:

If an organization ceases to exist on campus and then returns

The organization is newly formed/started

Organizations who have not applied for funding in the previous 3 years

Organizations are exempt from the first year cap if one of the following applies:

If an organization only applies for funding every other year

If an organization skips a year of funding. However, the organization will be eligible for funding up to the same amount as the last year they were funded, but will not be eligible for an increase

General Guidelines

Organizations are not eligible for more than a 100% increase from one funding year to the next.

Organizations cannot be decreased by more than 50% from one funding year to the next unless the organization is removed from the bill entirely.

Please contact Teresa Davis with any questions that may arise in regard to your organization's allocation or the Funding Allocation Process.

 

New Year FY21     

Sept 10, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021

FY21 Requirement Deadlines

You must be registered as an organization, complete Risk Management AND attend Funding Training by:

October 31, 2020 or forfeit 1/3 of allocated funding

December 4, 2020 or forfeit an additional 1/3 of allocated funding

February 28, 2021 will forfeit the remaining 1/3 of allocated funding