The Basic Needs Partnerships Request for Proposals funding requirements are aligned to meet the expectations of
Assembly Bill 74 (AB 74), which allows California State University campuses to enhance and develop basic needs partnerships, programs, and services for students in need.
Goals for the funding are to:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a shift in priorities to continue to support students’ basic needs. Who can I contact about changes to the original planned expenditures? The current pandemic is certainly posing a lot of challenges. Campuses were allocated
Basic Needs Partnerships (AB-74) funds based on a review of submitted proposals. If you are considering any changes in your allocation, please contact Henoc Preciado, Interim Project Manager, at
firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your plans. In making changes to the allocation, it is important to still meet the original goals of the awarded funds. Campuses should not use
Basic Needs Partnerships funds for any purpose other than what was originally outlined in the approved proposal.
Is it permissible to utilize our
Basic Needs Partnerships funds to waive mandatory campus fees (such as the summer Counseling fee) for students who are basic needs insecure and cannot afford to pay a fee? No. Campuses should not use this funding to waive campus mandatory fees. The
Basic Needs Partnerships funds are intended to support partnerships with off-campus entities. These funds are meant to increase the capacity for campuses to enhance current basic needs’ programming, while also emphasizing the importance of external partnerships for student well-being. As such, please invest in partnering with community-based agencies to meet students’ basic needs and/or refer students who cannot pay mandatory fees to on-campus emergency grant aid programs.
What are examples of appropriate external partnerships? Appropriate external partnerships include those organizations in a campus’ geographic area that assist in addressing student basic needs insecurities. For a list of Continuum of Care (CoC) organizations that are providing support including housing services, please visit the following site:
https://www.jbaforyouth.org/coc-roster/. To locate your nearest food bank, please visit the following site:
http://cafoodbanks.org/cafb-member-food-banks. The California Higher Education Basic Needs Alliance has created a comprehensive resource guide with valuable information. You can access this guide on by visiting the following site:
To submit your grant proposal for the Basic Needs Partnership funding opportunity,
please access the link here. It is highly recommended that you use the word document template and use it to create a first draft before finalizing your online submission that does not have a “save” feature.
There are six additional components funded Basic Needs Partnership teams must fulfill:
Campus teams must submit reports on the status of their campus activities. The proposed deadlines for each reporting period is as follows:
We will provide more details via email on the dates and times for each professional development workshop by November 1, 2019.
Questions? Please email Araceli Esparza, Student Wellness and Basic Needs Coordinator