A-Board can choose to make the following decisions on funding:
Approve full funding
A-Board can allocate money to each individual item (Requested Allocation Item or RA Item), or allocate as a “lump sum” for an entire event or project (Requested Allocation or RA).
Approve partial funding
A-Board can partially fund items. It can also approve certain items and deny other specific items within a Requested Allocation. A-Board can choose to allocate funds to individual items or to grant a lump sum.
Approve per-person subsidies
A-Board can fund items at a certain percentage or amount for each participant. These subsidies must be strictly followed. A-Board and the Treasury may require clubs to submit proof of attendance.
A-Board reserves the right to deny funding. With all instances of denied funding, including partial denial, A-Board will list a reason for the denial in SUMS and specify details in the “ABoard Comments” section. The five reasons are:
- Cost: Request is unreasonably high.
- Equitability: Request does not reflect equal accessibility to the Brandeis community.
- Policy/Illegal: Request goes against A-Board’s funding scope; see “Restricted Items” below.
- Scope: A-Board discretion. Often used for requests deemed unnecessary for club function.
- Incorrect RA Type: Request was incorrectly submitted and could not be fixed.
Request Additional Information
In rare cases, A-Board may decide that it does not have enough information to accept a request, and will tell a club to make its request again in Appeals Marathon.