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Long Term Diversity Council Grant Awards


General Information on Long Term Grant Awards

Long Term Diversity Council Grant Awards exist to support multi-year projects or programs on Utah State University’s campus which advance diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competence, multiculturalism, and social justice. Long term awards are available for up to $5,000 for up to three years (for a total of $15,000). Funds may be used for any legal purpose within Utah State University’s policies and procedures, except that there is a yearly travel cap of $1,000. In order for your proposal to receive funding:

  • The applicant must demonstrate that the project is sustainable beyond the term of the Diversity Council grant, unless it can be demonstrated that this does not serve the project;
  • The applicant must be able to use all funds requested within the fiscal year they are requesting them – no carryover will be permitted;
  • The proposal must include a well thought out evaluation or assessment plan;
  • The proposal must demonstrate a comprehensive plan for the length of the grant term, including a publicity plan;
  • The sponsoring unit must be able to utilize the Diversity Council’s logo in a public capacity; and
  • The applicant must provide:
    • A detailed budget;
    • A timeline for the project;
    • Memoranda of understanding from any cosponsoring units listed in your grant award application; and
    • An intended audience, including the number of estimated participants.

All proposals should explain in detail how the proposed project or event supports the goals and objectives of the Utah State University Diversity Council. Preference will be given to proposals that include:

  • Strong demonstrated ability to sustain the program beyond the term of the Diversity Council grant award;
  • Cosponsorships between campus or community units;
  • Matching monies rather than matching time and effort of at least 25%; and/or
  • Proposals which demonstrate an ability to impact a large number of people, or which have a high impact on a small number of people.

Grant Award Procedures

If you are awarded funds, they will be available as a reimbursement to your department or organization’s index immediately upon submission of a valid expenditure. One week prior to any event occurring under your funded proposal, you must notify the Diversity Council of its occurrence. The Diversity Council logo must be utilized on any print or online materials relating to your proposal.

An annual or final report will be due to the Diversity Council in April of each year you receive funding. Failure to submit an annual or final report will result in rescission of allocations, required repayment, or both. Your annual or final report must include:

  • A summary of your initial proposal and the goals and objectives of your proposal;
  • Summaries of the event(s) that took place under the proposal submitted to the Diversity Council, incliding dates, participation/attendance, achievements, and any other relevant information;
  • A report on your goals for that year, as well as whether you met those goals or the progress made toward those goals;
  • A report on the way in which your proposal has served the Diversity Council goals and objectives;
  • An evaluation of the proposal’s year, using the assessment plan set forth within your application;
  • An accounting of all Diversity Council funds spent via reimbursement; and
  • If it is your final year of funding, how the project will be sustained beyond the term of the grant.

Timeline

Long term grant award applications typically become available in February of each year for projects beginning the following fiscal year. Applications, along with a timeline, budget, and MOU (if applicable), are typically due mid-March. Exact dates will be listed on the Diversity Council homepage. The Diversity Council will review applications in April, and applicants will be notified of a funding determination in early June. The application, when available, will be linked to below.

Long Term Grant Application