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Upstate Escapes Grant Program

 

The Upstate Escapes Grant Program features two types of grants - our Transportation Grant and a new grant for this year, a grant for Community-Based Service Learning and Volunteer trips.

 

 

ABOUT TRANSPORTATION GRANTS:

Developed as a means for the Geneseo campus community to participate in the enrichment of students’ college experience by strengthening the integration between curricular and co-curricular programs, the Upstate Escapes Grant Program offers recognized student organizations, faculty, and staff up to $400 to help fund transportation costs for cultural, recreational, social, and educational trips that expand on students’ classroom learning and foster relationships between peers.

 

Things to Know:

* Upstate Escapes will allocate up to $400 to help fund transportation costs for your trip.  If transportation costs exceed this $400 allotment, your organization will be responsible for paying the additional amount.  Whenever possible, separate invoices should be secured for the sponsoring organization and Upstate Escapes.  Upstate Escapes reserves the right to fund trips at a higher or lower level depending on available funds.

* All other costs associated with the trip are the responsibility of the sponsoring organization.

* You may apply for a grant ONCE per semester.

* Transportation Program Proposal Forms should be submitted at least ONE MONTH prior to the date of your trip.

* Priority will be given to trips that appeal to the interests of students and connect to their in-classroom learning; however, we do not provide funding for conferences.

* Trips must be open to all Geneseo students.

* Student organizations MUST have a faculty or staff member as a chaperone.

 

What to Do Once You're Approved:

* Schedule a meeting with Tiffany Brodner, Coordinator Student Programs and Activities, by emailing brodner@geneseo.edu  This meeting must occur before you advertise the trip.  At that time, you will go over the details of the grant and its requirements as well as organize sign-ups and finalize transportation details. 

  

ABOUT COMMUNITY BASED-SERVICE LEARNING GRANTS:

In an effort to help cultivate social and civic responsibility among Geneseo students, Upstate Escapes has added a community-based service learning trip component to the program.  Through this initiative, grants  are available for faculty to utilize for service-learning trips in connection with their coursework.

 

Things to Know:

* Upstate Escapes will allocate up to $400 to help fund transportation costs for your trip.  If transportation costs exceed this $400 allotment, your organization will be responsible for paying the additional amount.  Whenever possible, separate invoices should be secured for the sponsoring organization and Upstate Escapes.  Upstate Escapes reserves the right to fund trips at a higher or lower level depending on available funds.  Grants are first-come, first-served.

* All other costs associated with the trip are the responsibility of the sponsoring organization.

* You may apply for a grant ONCE per semester.

* Community-Based Service Learning Proposal Forms should be submitted at least ONE MONTH prior to the date of your trip.

 

What to Do Once You're Approved:

* Organize your trip.  You will need to provide Department of Student Life with a listing of trip participants (including their email addresses) prior to the trip.  If you need assistance in planning your trip, please contact  Tiffany Brodner.