Fellow Aztecs let me ask you something, would you like to have the opportunity to get funded up to $3,000 for an event held by your organization? Well, this is possible through the Cultural Arts and Special Events (C.A.S.E.). C.A.S.E. is an organization that funds various events for different organizations across campus. The requirements to obtain the funding are not demanding at all, it is just simply being able to manage different tasks simultaneously, and being able to meet deadlines.
The first step for your organization to take is obviously plan the event ahead of time with realistic expectations, the type of event that it would be, budgeting and so forth. After that has been taken care of within your organization, the next step would be to fill out the CASE funding request form that can be found at http://case.sdsu.edu/plan-an-event.php . It is important to remember that when applying for CASE funds, you must do so at least 2 months before the event. The information that they ask is simple: contact information, and basic event information that you should already have at your disposal. Quick note to take into consideration is that the CASE funding is contingent upon approval of Student Life & Leadership. Your organization has to make sure it takes the proper measures to have the event reviewed through EAS (Event Approval System). Once the Advisors from Student Life & Leadership have approved your event, the committee will review your request and contact the organization, and then a three minute presentation will be held in front of the CASE Program Funding Committee. If approved, the event will then be sent to the AS council for a final review. At that point it is just a matter of time to hear back from them. A CASE lead assistant should contact your organization, help you with the allocation of your funds, and ensure you get the money in a timely manner.
NOTE: Any event that your organization may want to get CASE funding for MUST be free to ALL SDSU students. The funding may only be used for the main integral components of your event (i.e. facility fees, production and technical support, contract fees, security) just to name a few. For more information fellow Aztecs make sure to visit the CASE website!!
Blog written by Sergio Camacho, Student Life & Leadership – Student Contributor