By sharing resources and best practices, faculty and staff collaborate on their campus and across the CSU, showing their commitment to real change in meeting our students’ basic needs.
Phase 2: Comprehensive Study of Student Basic Needs (PDF) Phase 1: Snapshot Study of Student Basic Needs (PDF)
If you're interested in submitting a grant proposal, this resource offers guidance to ensure your submission meets the requirements of Assembly Bill 74.
See What's Required
Six to eight campuses will be granted funding to help develop a rapid re-housing program at their school.
Learn How to Apply
These requirements are aligned to meet the expectations of the California Budget Act of 2019 - Support for Mental Health Services.
See the Requirements
This funding supports the CSU's efforts to develop and enhance basic needs resources into the fabric of campus culture.
Learn What the Designation Means
In 2019, the CSU Chancellor's Office awarded mini-grants to faculty, staff and students for work that will support the Basic Needs Initiative.
Learn About the Awardees
Informational Webinar: Mental Health PartnershipsOctober 11, 2019Presentation (PDF) and
Video Part 1|Video Part 2
Informational Webinar: AB74/ AB 74-RRHSeptember 18, 2019Presentation (PDF) and
EAB Pilot Project Introductory Webinar July 29, 2019Video
You @ College Introductory Webinar, Day 2May 25, 2019
VideoNote: This has the same content as Day 1, but different questions during the Q&A portion towards the end of the webinar.
You @ College Introductory Webinar, Day 1July 23, 2019
Professional Development Webinar: Student Engagement ModelsMay 23, 2019
DACA: Public Charge - What is the Rule and What are the Proposed Changes?May 1, 2019 | UC Immigrant Legal Services CenterPresentation (PDF) |
Professional Development Webinar: Marketing Basics & BeyondMarch 28, 2019Presentation (PDF) and
Professional Development Webinar:
Civic Engagement + CalFresh Day PrepJanuary 24, 2019Presentation (PDF)
Professional Development Webinar: Grant Writing 101November 15, 2018Presentation (PDF) and Video
Professional Development Webinar: Evaluation 101September 27, 2018Presentation (PDF)
Supporting California's Homeless & Low-Income College Students September 2018Report (PDF)
Professional Development Webinar: Hunger & Homelessness Policies in Higher EducationApril 26, 2018Presentation (PDF)
February 23, 2018Presentation (PDF)How to Start a Meal-Sharing Program December 11, 2017Video
How to Get EBT on Campus December 11, 2017Video
CSU Hunger-Free Campus November 2017Video
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab October 11, 2017Presentation (PDF)
CSU Systemwide Research Study, Legislative and CalFresh Update and The Food Insecurity and Climate Disruption Nexus June 22, 2017Presentation (PDF) and
CSU Systemwide Updates and
Student Assistance Fund for Emergency (SAFE) February 27, 2017 Presentation (PDF) and
CHEBNA: Holistic Support to Address Student Basic Needs
CalFresh: Collecting Info and Student Communication
Tips for Establishing RMP at Your College
Tips for Establishing EBT at Your College
Addressing Student Poverty Through Coordinated Benefits Access
Beyond Financial: Best Practices to Support Homeless Students That Access Higher Education
Building a Comprehensive Student Aid System
CalFresh Outreach Overview
Championing Food Security
CSU Chico's Food Security Project
CSULB's Student Emergency Intervention Program
Fresno State Food Security Project
Homeless Youth and Higher Education
Humboldt State University: Food as a Right and Not a Privilege
Know Your Audience: Real-Life Tricks to Help Homeless Kids Graduate
Linking Students with Community Resources
San Bernardino: The Den, CSUSB Food Pantry
Thinking Outside the Food Box
Understanding College Homelessness in California
CSULB Homeless Symposium 2016