Sarasota-Manatee Annual Funding Process
Each year Departments and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) need to submit budgets for annual funding.
WHAT IS CAFC?
CAFC, or the Campus Allocation Funding Committee, is comprised of a minimum of 3 USF student voting members, 2 alternate USF student members, 1 USF student non-voting member, and 2 USF non-voting staff members. You can refer to Student Government’s Statutes to see a more detailed list of these members and their roles.
The purpose of CAFC is to, through a fair and viewpoint neutral process, prepare the annual budget bill for the Activity and Service Recommendation Committee. This annual budget consists of Student Success Departments and student organizations across the Sarasota-Manatee campus. These entities are funded through the Activity and Service (A&S) fee. This fee is paid by every student as a $7.00 flat fee and $25.54 per credit hour, per semester. The A&S fee Supports student governing boards, programs, and student organizations to improve services directly related to student activities. These services include but are not limited to: the USF Homecoming Week, USF Recreation and Wellness, the Student Commons, and USF Week of Welcome. Student Government, through the annual and interim process, allocate these departments and student organizations based off standards created by Student Government. Florida Statute 1009.24 states that Student Governments across Florida will allocate the student Activity and Service fee.
CAFC Chair: Jared Goldstein
DATES TO REMEMBER
- Fall 2021: Annual Budget form available for Registered Student Organizations (RSO) and Departments
- Fall 2021: Mandatory RSO and Department budget workshops
- December 17, 2021: 5pm (EST): Department budgets are due to Qualtrics
- February 4, 2022: 5pm (EST): RSO budgets are due to Qualtrics
BUDGET WORKSHOP DATES FY 2022-2023*
Student Organization members MUST attend a workshop in order for their RSO to receive A&S funding for FY 2022-2023
You do not have to RSVP to attend. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to sign-in. (Dates are TBD)
*Dates and times are subject to change.
DEPARTMENT BUDGET PRESENTATIONS
(Dates are TBD)
ANNUAL FUNDING DOCUMENTS
- 22/23 Annual Budget Form (TBD)
- A&S Fee Proviso (Chapter 804)
STUDENT GOVERNMENT MICROSOFT TEAMS
All SG meetings are currently held in the Student Government Microsoft Team and are open/accessible to the USF community.
SG Team: To have access to all channels for a wide variety of meetings
Annual Funding Channel: To get direct access to the Sarasota-Manatee funding channel where all the workshop meetings will be held.