OMSA Allocation Board

OMSA Allocation Board

The OMSA Allocation Board is a student peer review board that allocates funding to student groups affiliated with OMSA hosting programs that directly impact OMSA constituents, enhance the office's mission, and add value to the University community.  

Funding Eligibility

Any student groups who applied for the Coalition and in good standing with the University may apply.  Student group leaders are encouraged to attend Coalition meetings each quarter to qualify for allocation board funding.  The expectations, dates, time, and location for the Coalition can be found here.  

Funding Application and Review Process

  • Fill out the funding application using the online OMSA Allocation Board Application, links are below.
  • Attach relevant documents (quotes, invoices, agreements, etc.)
  • The OMSA Allocation Board will meet and review each proposal on the set meeting date and time.   Representatives from student organizations are asked to be present at the meeting at a designated time to answer any questions the board may have. 
  • The allocation board will make its recommendation for funding and student organization will be notified via email within 2 business days. 
  • If your proposal is accepted, add the OMSA logo to any advertisements you create. 
  • After the event is over, fill out the post event form, submit attendee evaluation forms, and return any unused funds. 

Submission Deadlines

Funding Proposal Deadline (at noon): For Programs on sooner than the Following Date: Funding Meeting Date: Funding Proposal Decision:
Monday. February 27 Wednesday, March 8 Wednesday, March 1 Friday, March 3
Monday, Marrch 27 Wednesday, April 5 Wednesday, March 29 Friday, March 31
Monday, April 10 Wednesday, April 19 Wednesday, April 12 Friday, April 14
Monday, April 24 Wednesday, May 3 Wednesday, April 26 Friday, April 28
Monday, May8 Wednesday, May 17 Wednesday, May 10 Friday, May 12

* In addition to going through the normal funding process, the final program funding decision will be dependent on acceptance into the Coalition. 

The deadline to submit a proposal is Mondays at noon.  Proposals submitted past the deadline will not be reviewed until the next cycle.  Spring quarter 2017 deadlines will be provided at the end of February 2017. 

Funding Policies

Please read the full list of OMSA Allocation Board Policies before applying for funding, the most important of which can be found below.

All student groups must apply for the Coalition and attend all Coalition meetings in order to be eligible for the OMSA Allocation Board. 

Student groups are allowed to apply for up to $250 during the academic year. Groups can choose to apply for one or multiple events during the academic year but cannot exceed the $250  cap per year.  If co-sponsoring, the amount of funding will be distributed equally towards your $250 cap. For example, if two student groups collaborate and receive funding for a $200 proposal, $100 will be applied towards the cap of each student group. 

In order to apply for funding, student group programming must meet one or both of the following criteria: 

  • Dialogue or Identity Engagement: Programming designed to highlight conversations across different identities.  Speakers or performers whose social identities are salient in their speaking or performances. 
  • Social Justice Education: Programming designed to promote social justice and identity based education, trainings, or workshops.
  • Community development: Programming designed to develop community or affinity within social identities. 

Application Links