The Staff Senate Emergency Fund is a fund established within the Senate to be used to offer monetary assistance to members of the staff during times of extreme hardship. The fund is maintained by the Senate and administered by the Staff Senate Executive Committee. Applications will be considered on a first come first served basis, and will be limited to one award per year. Qualifying applicants will be eligible to receive up to $500.00 to be used at their discretion during periods of catastrophic episodes that unfortunately do occur for many of us at some point in our lives. If you or someone you know meets the following qualifications and would benefit from this assistance, please fill out the following application and submit it. Applications will be sent to the current Executive Committee. For contact information, see http://uca.edu/staffsenate/contact/.
- Recipients must be full time staff members at the University of Central Arkansas
- Recipients will be limited to one award per year and may not receive awards in consecutive years.
- Recipients must exercise their best judgment when determining if their situation constitutes a catastrophic need. While the final decision will be made by the Senate based on the recommendation of the Executive Committee, diligence on the part of the staff will help ensure this limited assistance goes to those who need it most.
- Recipients must have recently had some drastic event in their lives, the burden of which might be somewhat eased by monetary assistance, e.g., losing one’s home to fire or other natural disaster, loss of the primary income household member, or other such event.
It is not the intent or purpose of the Executive Committee to measure or quantify the severity of damage or loss or the amount of grief or pain felt as the result of catastrophic events. Applications will be evaluated based on the effectiveness of a monetary donation to the situation. All applications will be judged on their own merits and not with respect to any other requests. Decisions will be made at the earliest possible time, and the requestor will be notified immediately thereafter.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this program or any other program offered by the Staff Senate, please contact your area’s representative, any member of the Executive Committee, or attend one of the regularly scheduled meetings.