Operations Grants provide funding for the routine operational and recruitment expenses of student organizations. Award categories include funding for postage, printing, office supplies, advertising, equipment and space rental, subscriptions, graphic and web design and other operational expenses. Any registered student organization in good standing with the Center for Leadership and Involvement (CfLI), may apply for an Operations Grant. The application for the following academic school year opens at the beginning of the Spring Semester. For example, you would apply for the 2019-2020 school year in the spring of 2019.

Operations Grants do not provide funding for any expenses associated with Events or Travel.


The application for the 2019-2020 ASM Operations Grant will open December 20, 2018.

If your group was awarded an Operations Grant for the 2018-2019 academic year, you will need to review the grant spending policies by attending a grant workshop in the fall.  This must take place before your group can access your awarded funds . For groups with space rental awards, any charges incurred before attending your group’s workshop will not be covered by the grant.

All workshops will be scheduled individually and will take place at the ASM office, Room 4301, 4th floor of the SAC. Please include your group’s available times when inquiring about scheduling.

Contact Ray Scanlon at ASM to schedule your workshop any time after July 31, 2018.   ray.scanlon@wisc.edu

Thinking of applying for an Operations Grant for the following year?  Click below for a sample application!

Sample Operations Grant Application

(For reference purposes only – not an actual grant submission)


Operations Grant Resources:

Please direct any question to the ASM Grant Allocation Committee Chair, grants@asm.wisc.edu or Ray Scanlon, ray.scanlon@wisc.edu, (608) 265-2272.

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