R.E.A.C.H. Grant Requirements
Please read the following guidelines and requirements before
applying for a Grant. These are here to ensure that your
organization's grant will be processed in a timely manner and have
a better chance for approval. Any questions can be directed
Guidelines and Instructions
- In order to apply for a grant, your organization must have
been approved by the Student Government Association
Executive Board, the Office of Programs for Leadership and Service
Education (PuLSE), and by the Office of Student Affairs. New
organizations must wait one month after their approval to be
eligible to receive an SGA Grant.
- Additionally, an organization must have an eligible,
voting representative at weekly SGA Assembly meetings.
Eligibility must also remain throughout the entirety of the
semester in which an organization is awarded a grant. Failure to
remain eligible in said semester will cause the funds to be
retracted from the organization's account.
- After submitting the Online Grant Application and the SGA
Budget from, you will be contacted by a member of the Finance Board
who will schedule the applicant for a presentation to the Grants
Committee. The Grants Committee will meet on Thursdays at
7p.m. Failure to have a representative present to Grants
Committee will postpone consideration and approval of the
- A complete budget of expenses and revenues must be
included in the application. The budget sheet for each grant
type is found within the application form and must be completed and
attached to the application before submission.
- Since the application is for a REACH Grant, include all
expenses and revenues related to supporting the REACH mission
statement for a specific event. The REACH mission statement
can be found below in the REACH Grant section.
- Grants are not retroactive, and therefore, a grant cannot be
used for any expenses that have occurred prior to the application
- No student organization can profit from a grant, and
therefore budgeted expenses must exceed revenues.
- If awarded a REACH Grant, organizations must complete the
Accountability Form, which can be found in the application form,
within one week of receiving the grant. If this form is not filled
out turned into the PuLSE office within the allotted time frame,
the grant will be retracted from the student organization.
- If during the audit process by the accountability chair it is
found that the funds are not used for intended purposes and/or
copies of expenses, receipts, and invoices are not turned in, the
SGA Grants Executive Board reserves the right to obtain a full
refund of the allotted grant money.
- Organizations allotted grant money through SGA may not use
those funds to provide:
- Financial support for political programs, parties, individual
political candidates, or direct lobbying efforts
- Contributions for any private person, group, association, or
business except for goods and services rendered to the
- Payments of debts and expenditures incurred from any previous
years or events
- The purchase of alcohol
- Anything contradictory to the Butler University Student
- An event or expense not occurring in the current academic
- Organizations may only receive one Club Sport, General Purpose
or Event Grant per academic year. REACH Grants can be awarded in
addition to the previously listed grants.
- Grants are allotted on a first-come, first-serve
In partnership with SGA,
R.E.A.C.H. is committed to promoting diversity within race,
spirituality, gender and sexual orientation in order to foster
tolerance while cultivating an open-minded environment.
Through programming and campaigns, R.E.A.C.H. strives to educate
Butler's community to appreciate and respect difference in others,
while being a support system for diversity organization and a voice
of justice for all students.
- All above rules apply for REACH Grants.
- There is a separate grant allocation set aside for
organizations that embody the REACH mission statement (above) in
- The REACH Board will communicate with the Finance Board to
ensure compliance with the allocation guidelines and to approve
that every REACH grant submission meets the REACH mission
statement. The REACH Board has full discretion to approve or
deny a REACH application based on whether the event meets the REACH
*The Grants Committee has full discretion as to which
organizations receive funding and the sum of funds awarded.
Information Required for the REACH Grant Application:
- Please reference the rules above to view the amount that your
organization can apply for, the rules surrounding the grant
application, and the accountability process that the SGA Finance
Board has in place.
- Required Information:
- Name of your organization as it's registered with the PuLSE
- PuLSE Account Number
- Organization Contact Name (First and Last)
- Organization Contact Phone Number
- Organization Contact Email Address
- The date of the event (if applicable, must be in the future if
- A brief description of how the grant would help to fund the
- A description of the purpose of the event and how the Butler
community will benefit from it
- A description of how this event supports the REACH mission
- The requested amount of the grant
- Total budgeted expenses
- The approximate number of Butler student that will benefit from
- Previous SGA Grants (year/amount)
- Please download and complete the SGA REACH Grant Budget
Form. This form must be then attached to your organization's
grant application before it can be submitted. Remember to
follow the rules listed on the spreadsheet when completing your
- Also, please download the Accountability Form and complete it
within one week after the event has occurred. If this form is
not filled out and submitted to the PuLSE Office within the
allotted time frame, the grant will be retracted from the student
SGA Grant Application:
After submitting a grant application, the organization's contact
person will receive confirmation of the application's
completion. A member of the SGA Finance Board will then be in
contact with that person, hoping to solve any issues with the
application/information. The organization will then be invited to
present their grant proposal at a Grants Committee meeting.
The Grants Committee has full discretion as to which organizations
receive funding and the sum of funds awarded. If the
organization receives funding, this amount will be communicated to
the organization's contact person. If the organization does
not receive funding, the reasoning for the decision will be
explained to the organization's contact person. In some
cases, organizations may need to resubmit their budgeting
information to comply with grants' rules before a decision is made
on their application.
If there are any questions regarding these guidelines and
requirements, please email email@example.com to
schedule a meeting to address questions or concerns about the