St. Pete SG

Student Business Services - Funding

ST. PETERSBURG CAMPUS ANNUAL FUNDING PROCESS 

Each year Departments and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) need to submit budgets for annual funding.  This important funding provides essential funds to our Registered Student Organizations to be able to put on programming and initiatives for the organization and the campus community.

Registered Student Organizations must meet eligibility requirements and must follow all SG policies while completing and submitting the form.

Required training through SG will be provided and additional resources made available to support Registered Student Organizations through the process.

Registered Student Organizations may only submit one annual budget request per fiscal year, covering needed expenses for the full academic year.

If a Registered Student Organization receives an annual budget, it may not submit an interim budget request later for the same fiscal year.​

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 St. Petersburg campus. These entities are funded through the Activity and Service (A&S) fee. This fee is paid by each student through tuition. 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 University Student Center, Multicultural Affairs, 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:

  • Abdul Muqeet Khawaja
    • ​​St. Petersburg 3rd Consolidated Term Deputy Financial Officer - USF Student Government
    • St. Petersburg 3rd Consolidated Term CAFC Committee Chair - USF Student GovernmentAbdul Muqeet Khawaja
    • Email: abdulmuqeetkhawaja@usf.edu 

DATES TO REMEMBER 

  • Fall 2022: Annual Budget Request Form available for Registered Student Organizations (RSO) and Departments 
  • Fall 2022: Mandatory RSO and Department budget workshops 
  • December 16, 2022: 5PM (EST):  Department budgets are due to Qualtrics 
  • February 3, 2023: 5 PM (EST) RSO budgets are due to Qualtrics 

BUDGET WORKSHOP DATES FY 2023-2024* 

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) 

ANNUAL FUNDING DOCUMENTS 

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 


ST. PETERSBURG CAMPUS INTERIM FUNDING PROCESS 

Interim budgets are for new Registered Student Organizations.  Current Registered Student Organizations with no budget may request an interim budget, but a late fee will be administered on any allocated funds approved.   ​ 

Registered Student Organizations must meet eligibility requirements and must follow all SG policies while completing and submitting the form.  ​ 

Required training through SG will be provided and additional resources made available to support Registered Student Organizations through the process.  ​ 

Registered Student Organizations may only submit one interim budget request per fiscal year, covering needed expenses for the full academic year.  ​ 

If a Registered Student Organization receives an annual budget, it may not submit an interim budget request later for the same fiscal year.​ 

DATES TO REMEMBER 

  • Fall 2022: Interim Budget Request Form available for Registered Student Organizations (RSO) by the first day of the fall semester. 

INTERIM FUNDING DOCUMENTS 

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


ST. PETERSBURG CAMPUS GRANTS FUNDING PROCESS 

Grant funds are designed to provide funding for student organizations for homecoming activities as well as for travel for the student organization to a professional development opportunity or organization conference.  

Registered Student Organizations must meet eligibility requirements and must follow all SG policies while completing and submitting the form.  ​ 

Required training through SG will be provided and additional resources made available to support Registered Student Organizations through the process.   

Homecoming week takes place each fall semester, concluding with the USF Homecoming football game.   

Grants for travel are only designed to supplement the cost to the student organization, and may not cover all expenses.  Student organization may need to fundraise for any other amounts.  ​ 

Additional resources are made available to support student organizations through the process.  ​

DATES TO REMEMBER 

  • Fall 2022: Grants Request Form available for Registered Student Organizations (RSO) by the first day of the fall semester. 

GRANTS FUNDING DOCUMENTS 

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


ST. PETERSBURG CAMPUS CONFERENCE PRESENTATION GRANT FUNDING PROCESS 

Conference Presentation Grants are designed for a student organization member to receive funding to a conference where the student is presenting their research, theory development, initiative or program.​​Registered Student Organizations must meet eligibility requirements and must follow all SG policies while completing and submitting the form.  ​ 

Proper documentation highlighting the presentation will be required during the request process.​ 
Additional resources are made available to support student organizations through the process.  ​

DATES TO REMEMBER 

  • Fall 2022: Conference Presentation Grant Request Form available for Registered Student Organizations (RSO) by the first day of the fall semester. 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION GRANT FUNDING DOCUMENTS 

  • 22/23 Conference Presentation Grants Request Form (will be made available here by the first day of the fall semester) 
  • 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