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General Policy on Funding

The CCSLGBTQP has funds available to support UIC individuals or organizations in events, activities, and research related to LGBTQIA+ communities at UIC.  The CCSLGBTQP has a limited amount of funds to sponsor or co-sponsor activities, thus priority will be given to proposals that meet the following criteria:

  • To support the goals of the CCSLGBTQP as articulated in its mission statement;
  • To address issues and interests related to UIC faculty, staff, or students;
  • Requests greater than $500 will require a strong rationale and special approval.

Quick Reference Funding Restrictions and Limitations

Please review the following restrictions and limitations regarding funding requests:

  • Funding for food must be accompanied by publicity materials that explicitly invite the general public. Outside guests may include UIC students.
  • State funds may not be used for purchasing gifts, tickets, equipment, or alcohol (equipment rentals are permitted)
  • A co-sponsored event must be of an educational or business nature (not social)
  • “Co-sponsorships by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People” [full name, correctly spelled, with no abbreviations] must appear on announcements for the event.
  • Advertisements in an ad book for external community events are not permissible.


If you can meet the constraints above, please read the full guidelines and complete the Funding Request form and email it to the co-chairs. The CCSLGBTQP reviews funding proposals on a monthly basis, so requests must be made AT LEAST ONE MONTH prior to the event. Please also direct any questions or concerns to the Co-Chairs.