CAMPUS ELECTION ENGAGEMENT PROJECT-NC
Mini-Grant Program

Congratulations to the mini-grant recipients listed below! 

Collaboration grant recipients:

  • High Point University
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Wake Forest University
  • Western Carolina University

Awareness/Engagement Event grant recipients:
 Funding still available!

  • Elon University
  • Guilford College
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina Pembroke
  • Western Piedmont Community College

Transportation grant recipients:
 Funding still available!

  • Wake Forest University
  • Western Carolina University
     


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The goal of the CEEP – NC mini-grant program is to support NC Campus Compact member campuses in engaging students and the local community in the November 2012 election.  These grants are intended to be seed money that the campus will match. 

HOW TO APPLY?

Mini-grants will be awarded in three categories:  1) Collaboration, 2) Awareness/Engagement, and 3) Transportation. Download the appropriate application in the Funding Categories section below. It is a Microsoft Office Word fillable form.  After you fill in the application, be sure to save it to your desktop and have the authorized campus representative sign the application.  The application, with signature, can be emailed or faxed NC Compact will notify all applicants on the status of their application after the review process.

For the initial round, a campus can only apply in one funding category.  If there are not enough applicants for any category, and funds are still available, we will announce a second Call for Applications at which time a campus can apply in a second category. 

WHO CAN APPLY?

Any currently enrolled student, faculty or staff member on an NC Campus Compact member campus is eligible to apply.  In the case of a student applicant, the authorizing official who signs the application must be a faculty or staff member. 

WEBINAR

CEEP-NC Mini-Grant Program
August 16, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m.


This webinar is designed for potential mini-grant applicants. NC Campus Compact will provide an overview of the mini-grant program and specific funding categories and answer any questions related to the application. After registering, you will receive an email with access information.

Register here:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CEEPgrants

PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • Call for Applications – July 23rd
  • Round One Application Deadline – August 24, 2012  September 5th
  • Round One Applicants notified of grant status/Memorandum of Agreement disseminated – September 7th
  • Round One Memorandum of Agreement due to NC Campus Compact – September 14th
  • Round One grant funding disseminated – Week of September 17th
  • Round Two Application Deadline - September 18, 2012
  • Round Two Memorandum of Agreement due to NC Campus Compact - September 25th
  • Round Two grant funding disseminated - Week of October 1st 
  • Implementation of election-related efforts – September 1 – November 6, 2012
  • Final Report Due – November 28, 2012

FUNDING CATEGORIES

Collaboration Grant [CLOSED]
$500 each
4 available

This grant is intended to encourage campuses to design and implement a campus-wide, strategic and comprehensive approach to election engagement.  This should involve a committee/planning structure with a set of goals and strategies.  NC Campus Compact will issue one check to the campus which can be used to support multiple efforts.

Awareness/Engagement Grant [Funding still available]
$200
8 available
Download application here

This grant is intended to support events such as voter registration drives, issues dialogues/debates, candidate forums or any convening that will encourage engagement in the election and awareness of related issues and topics.  Funds can cover materials, food, speaker fees and marketing materials.

Transportation Grants [Funding still available]
$100
8 available
Download application here

This grant is intended to support transporting students and/or community members to the polls on Election Day.  Funds can cover rental fees, gas costs, or mileage reimbursement at .51 cents per mile.

CONTACT

For questions related to this mini-grant program contact Leslie Garvin, Associate Director, NC Campus Compact at (336) 278-7278 or lgarvin@elon.edu.