UT Austin has made modifications to university operations to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is continuing work on collaborative partnerships. Application requirements for sponsorship funding have temporarily changed. This includes changes to the previously required 3 training hours at the Texas Grant Resource Center (TGRC). See below for details on the updated requirements.
For more information, please contact Milly Lopez, Director of Institutional Partnerships.
The DDCE engages with community by partnering with organizations to collaborate on initiatives that benefit community and university. It also provides a service to community by offering sponsorship funding and a variety of in-kind support. For questions regarding current or potential partnerships and sponsorships, please contact Milly Lopez, Director of Institutional Partnerships.
Guidelines and Processes
Requirements for partnerships include the following:
- Partner organization must provide service to diverse populations and include educational programming for campus or community
- Collaborative work with DDCE units that provide direct benefit to the campus and/or community
- Signed MOU between parties describing the collaboration on programming/initiatives, services provided by the organization and the university, and any funding associated with the agreement
- MOUs must be one-year, year-to-year or multi-year agreements
- Partnerships are approved at the discretion of the university and are based on the alignment of missions and current area of need between the organization and DDCE
Because partnerships are long-term and require collaboration on programmatic efforts and initiatives, these require multiple meetings with various key staff members from across the division and university, and the nonprofit organization or corporation. For more information, please contact Milly Lopez, Director of Institutional Partnerships.
Requirements for sponsorships to nonprofit community organizations have temporarily changed to accommodate social distancing requirements. They now include the following:
- Nonprofit community organization must provide service to diverse populations and include educational programming for youth development on campus or in community
- Applicants must complete a 1-hour webinar through the Texas Grant Resource Center (TGRC)
- Orientation/training webinar hour required for funding requested now through May 31, 2021
- For a list of upcoming orientation and training sessions, please visit texasgrc.org
- Sponsorship awards are one-time agreements
- Organizations may only receive funding once a year (September 1-August 31)
- The maximum sponsorship may be up to $1,000 but the average award is $250-$500
- Applicants must complete online Sponsorship Request Form (below) and include the following documents:
- Signed Texas Grant Resource Center (TGRC) webinar completion form (DOC)
- Proposal letter describing organization and event
- Sponsorship packet
- Budget spreadsheet (optional)
- Sponsorship funding may be provided if all the above requirements are met, but is not guaranteed. Approval of sponsorship is determined at the discretion of the university.