Student Equity in Mental Health Programming Fund

Equity in Mental Health Funds promote opportunities for engagement, connectedness and community supporting wellness initiatives for UC Davis students.

Healthy UC Davis and Student Affairs are pleased to announce that we will be offering students an annual opportunity to apply for ONE-TIME funding towards mental health and health equity centered programming. We are committed to supporting student mental health and well-being. We promote mental health that centers the lived experiences of our diverse student population. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to

The call for proposals is now open for programs taking place in the 2023-24 academic school year with an application deadline of 5/31/24.


  • Any UC Davis student, including graduate and professional program students, is eligible to apply for one-time funding from the Council on Student Affairs and Fees. Funding will not be awarded for capital purchases nor payroll/benefits.
  • Organizations, clubs, and individuals may only submit one proposal per academic year.
  • The maximum amount of funds granted for an individual proposal is $5,000 per fiscal year of July 1 - June 30.

Program Guidelines

  • Directly supports underserved students. Mental health programs geared to underserved student populations, including but not limited to low-income, LGBTQ, community college transfer, parenting, undocumented, military-affiliated, and current/former foster students, as well as students affected by their own or a family member’s experience with incarceration.
  • Promotes a culture of well-being on campus. Brings students together across more than one domain of academics, mental health, physical health and/or social wellness to promote a campus-wide culture of well-being. 
  • Promotes student academic success. Initiatives that foster curiosity, student development, cultivate belonging and promote a safe and inclusive learning environment.
  • Provides clear measurable outcomes. Outcomes should include an evaluation and assessment component.

Review and Approval Process

Proposals will be reviewed by the Council on Student Affairs and Fees every two weeks with the exception of breaks and summer. All applicants will receive a response regarding approval/denial of request.

If you have any questions about the Equity in Mental Health Programming Fund, please email

Fund Use and Final Report

  • Prior to funds being disbursed, you will be asked to sign an Agreement of Fund Use.
  • Funds must be used in accordance with the budget submitted.
  • Funds must be expended within 30 days of your event end date and no later than June 30, 2024. Any unused funds will be returned to Student Affairs and funds cannot be carried over fiscal years.
  • If your proposal includes an event:
    • A Certificate of Insurance may be required depending on the nature of the event. Please refer to CSI's guidelines.
    • Student Affairs reserves the right to verify the event with the designated guests.
    • Ineligible event expenses include alcoholic beverages and/or tickets for sports events or musical/theatrical performances.
  • You will be required to complete an evaluation near the end of the academic year to demonstrate the impact of this funding.

Note: During the academic year, use of funds are subject to periodic review by the Student Affairs Divisional Resources Finance Team. Failure to comply with any of the above requirements may jeopardize good standing, access to funding, and future funding.

Preview Application Questions

Budget Template - Attach to Application

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