Applying for SSA Funding

Types of SSA Funding

The Stout Student Association (SSA) allocates money annually to go towards funding recognized student organizations on campus.  The Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) of the SSA manages this process.

How to Apply | Annual + Contingency Budgets

The process for applying for funding through the annual budget process or contingency funding is the same but follows different deadlines. JIT funding has its own process.

  1. 1

    Submit your Request on CONNECT

    Requests must be submitted in CONNECT prior to the deadline. Late budgets will not be accepted.

    Download the Budget Request Instructions

  2. 2

    Sign up for a Budget Hearing

    Organizations must sign up for a hearing by the deadline. Failure to sign up results in a denied budget request.

  3. 3

    Attend the Hearing + Present your Budget

    Send at least one member to present the organization’s budget proposal at the hearing, where the FAC can listen to details and ask specific questions.

How to Apply | Just-in-Time (JIT) Funding

2019-2020 Deadlines

Annual Budget Deadline

Application opens in December

Deadline |  January 30th, 2020 at Noon

Contingency 1 Deadline

For Events July 1 - December 22, 2019

Deadline | October 11th at noon

Contingency 2 Deadline

For events November 15 - April 30, 2020

Deadline | November 15th at noon

Contingency 3 Deadline

For events April 1 - June 30, 2020

Deadline | February 28th at noon

Factors that Impact Funding

A number of factors and policies must be considered when approving all budget requests.

-Funded events must be open and available to all UW-Stout fee paying students.

-On-campus events will be given the priority over off-campus events, as they will impact a higher percentage of the student population. Examples include but are not limited to: concerts, speakers, workshops, lectures, comedians, recruitment, etc.

-Benefit to the UW-Stout Campus

-Events must fit within the mission of the student organization.

-Collaboration and co-sponsorship between organizations

SSA Funding Policies

Financial Affairs Committee Standing Policy
2019-2020 Annual Budget Rules

UW-System Policies

Policy Paper 820 | Outlines the criteria for the allocation of University Segregated Fees

Viewpoint Neutrality

The viewpoint espoused by the group applying for funding is not taken into considerations when making funding decisions.

Maintain Funding Throughout the Year

Student orgs receiving funding must follow through with various guidelines and policies throughout the year to maintain their funding.

-Events must be advertised in all academic buildings, residence halls, dining facilities, the MSC, and Campus Life Today.

-Events having an application to participate must be available for at least 2 weeks prior to the application deadline.

-An SSA identifier must be on all advertisements using Segregated fee funding.

-Follow proper procedures outlined in Attend to Spend by the account manager.

-Proof of event and advertising must be submitted with receipts for reimbursement.

-Annual reports must be complete before an organization can receive new funding.

Questions? Get in touch.

Cody Gentz

Financial Affairs Director, SSA

Jennifer Lee

Advisor, Financial Affairs Committee, SSA