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Student Fee Committee Seeking Project Proposals - $200,000 for 2020 Calendar Year
Author: Sarah Kenney
Posted: January 27, 2020

The Student Fee Committee (SFC) of the Associated Students of Portland State University (ASPSU) is seeking proposals for projects that will use Student Building Fees (SBFs) collected directly from students to provide a benefit to students at Portland State University.

The Student Fee Committee (SFC) of the Associated Students of Portland State University (ASPSU) is seeking proposals for projects that will use Student Building Fees (SBFs) collected directly from students to provide a benefit to students at Portland State University. 

Priority will be given to:

  • Sustainable projects that focus on accessibility and safety
  • Projects that are critical to student success and if not funded, will severely impact service to students 

To be considered, applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application form
  2. An estimate developed by Capital Projects & Construction
  3. Documentation of any pending financial support

Applications may be for any amount, including the full amount available. Requests may be to fund part of a project or an entire project. Actual award amounts may not equal the amounts requested, and the SFC reserves the right not to award funds to projects. Past SBF Projects have included:

  • Parkmill Elevator: $200,000 (partial funding)
  • Women's Resource Center Relocation: $136,000 (partial funding)
  • University Honors Lift: $84,000 (partial funding)
  • Automatic Door Openers: $46,000
  • Student Legal Services Confidentiality Enhancements: $46,000
  • All Gender Restroom Conversions: $43,000
  • Drinking Fountain Upgrades: $20,000
  • Ergonomic Furniture For Student Study Spaces: $20,000
  • Tactile Map Creation: $14,000
  • Queer Resource Center Office Renovation: $10,000
  • Multicultural Center Accessible Reception Counter: $7,750
  • Smith Memorial Student Union Child Center Door Access Control: $6,000

For 2020, the SFC has set aside up to $200,000 to allocate to projects.

Application forms, project estimates, and any supporting documents, must be submitted no later than 11:45pm on Monday, February 24, 2020. The SFC aims to notify applicants of their decision no later than Friday, March 13, 2020. If any unforeseen delays occur, applicants will be informed in a timely manner.

Students, faculty, and staff are able to submit applications using an online application form.