Motivation Money

What is Motivation Money?

Motivation Money is an auxiliary source of funding which can be used for items not funded through the Annual Budget (food at meetings, T-shirts, etc) or programming for your organization.

The money comes from the Provisions Market in the Commons and is allocated by the USG and the USG Finance Committee.

How do I apply?

If you are an Active, USG Recognized Student Organization, you can apply on WaveSync through the USG portal under “Forms”. The application is linked here and will be due November 15, 2019.

You will need to include a list of the active members in your application

  • An active member for this purpose should be someone who regularly attends meetings and participates in your organization
  • This is NOT your WaveSync list or your email list serve. This list should be based on event attendance or active volunteering

You may be asked for other information based on the USG’s approved model for the year

  • For example, the 2018-2019 application requested a photo of the organization meeting and a list of organizational officers who have completed bystander intervention / sexual assault prevention trainings
  • These requirements will be described to you in the initial email
How does the Motivation Money process work?
  1. Your organization’s treasurer submits an application using the form developed for the fiscal year
  2. The VPF will verify your application and the submitted membership list, and enter your information into the developed model
  3. Once all applications have been submitted, the VPF will adjust the model to fully allocate the available funds
  4. The Motivation Money allocation will be approved in the Finance Committee, and subsequently at a regular Senate session
  5. You can access the funding by submitting a Request for Payment in WaveSync before the end of the fiscal year (July 1st); simply list “Motivation” as your Account Number