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Student Government Opportunity Grant
Submit proposal with budget attached to the SGA Executive Board
through Org Sync by Friday March 15, 2013. The Executive Board
will select the top proposals by Tuesday March 26th.
The top proposals will be given 3 minutes to present his or her
proposal at the SGA meeting on Tuesday April 2 n d , 3:30pm –
The Student Government Assembly will select the top three proposals
who will present at the following Org Council meeting.
All organizations present at Org Council will vote for the top
proposal at the Monday April 15 t h Organizational Council Meeting,
12:20pm – 1:15pm.
This will be done once per year.
Any student can submit a proposal for the Opportunity Grant,
whether they are involved in an organization or not. You cannot
propose an event for a specific organization; it must be an event for
Members of the Student Government Association Executive Board
cannot submit a proposal.
Proposals should be kept to under $50,000 per group. Multiple
students can collaborate to propose an event or project.
Proposals should not be similar to or mirror any project that is
currently listed in the Master Plan and also cannot fall under the
qualifications the regular budget allocation guidelines.
o For information go to http://strategicplan.blogs.pace.edu/ or
log onto Pace Portal and look under announcements.
Only Students Can Submit Proposals. Faculty/staff/administrators
cannot submit a proposal. However, if they feel that there are
worthwhile projects that would benefit the student body as a whole,
they can encourage students and student organizations to apply for
an Opportunity Grant.
The project/event being proposed must be a one-‐time event or
annual event that will continue to benefit students in the future.
o If the event is an annual reoccurring event and it becomes
inactive (no student chooses to run the event) after three
years, it will no longer qualify for the opportunity grant
The location of the event must be easily accessible from One Pace
Proposals with series events, or multiple events that are part of one
project will be allowed. Events must be open to the entire Pace
University community. This guideline will be revisited in the Spring
of 2014 and may be removed if other community resources allow for
series events to take place.
The following are the guidelines for appealing the Opportunity Grant
o Only students who are selected to present in front of SGA can
appeal the Opportunity Grant Process.
o An appeal may only be made by a student if they believe one of
the three projects selected to present in front of SGA did NOT
follow the guidelines set fourth in this document. Their appeal
must be submitted in writing 48 hours after the SGA
presentation to the SGA Executive Board, Head of SDACA and
Dean for Students.
o Once a formal appeal has been made, all three (3) projects will
be reviewed. If (a) project(s) is (are) found to be in violation of
the guidelines, it will be removed from the selection process.
No project will take its place. If all projects are found in
violation of the guidelines, then no project will be selected and
the disbursement of opportunity funds will not take place in
the present year.
o After selection is made at Organizational Council Meetings,
students can only appeal for a re-‐count of votes, not on the
projects presented. They must make this request within 24
hours of the vote.
Opportunity Grant Template
Please be as detailed as possible!
Project or Event Description
[Insert a summary of your project, including the problem/opportunity,
goals/objectives and any information that will help us to understand the need for the
project or event. Be sure to include how your event will benefit the Pace student body
in the present and in the future. A small project/event may consist of eight to ten
sentences while a larger project/event could be several paragraphs in length.]
[Insert an outline of any requirements that pertain to the design of the project. This
could vary depending on the type of project. For example, a website or marketing-‐
related project may include information regarding branding standards or a style
guide, whereas an IT project may include information pertaining to how the project
deliverable will operate. Length varies widely based on the type of project.]
[Insert any technical requirements, such as music, a projector, computers, etc. Please
also include whether or not security will be needed.]
Estimated Project Duration
[Insert the estimated duration of the project or the required completion date. If the
proposal is for an event, please include in this section when the event will take place,
how long the preparation for the event will take, and how the event will be advertised.]
For Additional Information or Clarification
[Insert a list of contacts who will be available to clarify any questions regarding the
RFP. For example, one contact for technical questions and another for marketing
[Insert a short paragraph or list that outlines your estimated cost for the project or
event. Please be as specific as possible. For example, if it is an event, please include cost
of security, food, etc. and a total cost. If you are planning a project, please include the
specific prices from the company.]