What is Contingency?
Contingency is money from student fees that is given to organizations on campus to hold events, go to conferences, etc. If you need help starting a new event or if fundraising is just not covering all of your costs, you can apply for contingency.
Who is eligible for Contingency?
All JMU student organizations that are chartered with a Constitution and in good standing with the Office of Student Activities and Involvement for at least four months are eligible. Organizations must also show that they have exhausted all forms of fundraising. Organizations without prior requests will be given priority.
Read the full explanation of Contingency here.
Apply for contingency here.
What is a Program Grant?
A Program Grant is a specific fund set aside, along with Contingency, during the FEB process. It will serve as grant funding to any non-FEB student organization for a specific event which has a campus-wide impact.
Who is eligible for a Program Grant?
For an organization to be eligible to apply for a program grant, they can’t be FEB budgeted, must be a recognized OSAI organization for 12 months and can’t have received a Program Grant within the last 3 semesters.
Read the full explanation of Program Grants here.
Applications are now live and can be found here.
What are FEB groups?
FEB stands for Front End Budgeting. There are currently 9 groups at JMU who have FEB status. These organizations have missions deemed so important by the University, that they must be budgeted on the front end in order to focus on their missions rather than fundraising. FEB groups are student organizations on campus that receive large budgets from money allocated to SGA from student fees to give to student organizations. FEB budgets vary from $3,000 to over $100,000. Allocations are based on an organization’s needs and amount approved by the SGA.
Who is eligible to become an FEB group?
- The group is so important that it must be budgeted on the front end versus Contingency or Program Grants.
- The group has a far-reaching impact
- There is no current formal form of funding for the group through a university department or national organization.
- The group appropriately uses its funding.
- No duplicate services are provided on campus through another FEB group or university department.
- Continual fundraising would keep the group from fulfilling its mission.
- The group has been a recognized organization of the Office of Student Activities and Involvement and in good standing for the previous two years.
Read the full explanation of FEB groups here.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org