PurposeThe objective of the Alan E. and Jeanne N. Hall Endowment for Community Outreach is to address the needs of disadvantaged individuals, families and groups within Ogden and the surrounding communities by enhancing their educational, economic, social, psychological and cultural well-being.
Project Activities and CriteriaProposals funded by the Alan E. and Jeanne N. Hall Endowment for Community Outreach must involve WSU faculty, staff and/or students and must include one or more of the following activities:Proposals funded by the Alan E. and Jeanne N. Hall Endowment for Community Outreach must involve WSU faculty, staff and/or students and must include one or more of the following activities:
- Applications of solutions to address problems facing disadvantaged individuals, families or groups in Ogden or the surrounding communities.
- Projects involving partnerships with regional or national advocacy groups such as head start programs; child and family services; services for the disabled; nursing homes; homeless shelters; pro bono legal or medical services, etc.
- Projects aimed at empowering disadvantaged members of Ogden and the surrounding communities through education, counseling, job training, mentoring, etc.
- Projects involving partnerships with any of the following agencies are preferred but not required: American Red Cross; Boys and Girls Club; Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank (Catholic Community Services); Midtown Community Health Center; Ogden City and/or Weber County School Districts; Ogden Rescue Mission; Ogden Symphony Ballet Association; St. Anne's Center; St. Benedict's Foundation; Treehouse Children's Museum; United Way of Northern Utah; or YCC (Your Community Connection of Ogden/Northern Utah).
- Student proposals must have a WSU faculty/staff mentor actively overseeing the project.
Funded proposals must meet these criteria:
- WSU faculty or staff and/or students must be involved.
- A critical mass of Weber State students are involved.
- Projects must address community identified needs and clearly state the significance of these needs, as supported by a review of the relevant literature.
- Projects must be directed toward attainable, measurable outcomes.
- Projects' plans must include a process for the assessment of its outcome.
- Project procedures must be stated clearly.
- The budget must be defensible and feasible in terms of the overall project purpose and within the endowment's budget constraints.
- Letter of support from the community partner must be submitted with full proposal.
- Project begins between December 1, 2014 and November 30, 2015.
- Funding is utilized within a two-year time frame. Extensions will be considered if necessary.
(Note: retroactive expenses will not be funded)The following expenses are fundable depending on the proposed project scope:
- Equipment and materials; equipment purchased as part of the project remains the property of WSU unless otherwise justified and approved by Hall Endowment committee chair
- Faculty reassigned teaching expenses, up to a maximum of three credits per project, with supporting rationale from the department chair
- Student scholarship for WSU tuition (with strong rationale)
- Faculty/staff stipends (with strong rationale)
- Travel for project-related expenses, not for conference travel (requests for travel funds must be supported by strong rationale)
Spring Semester Funding ProcessStep 1.
Step 3. Apply
EZ Hall Grant (Projects under $2,000)
- Complete the Hall Endowment EZ Grant Proposal in WeberSync. Choose EZ Grant application.
- Submit the application to the CCEL by deadline.
- The Hall Endowment Screening Committee will notify you within two weeks regarding your funding status.
Hall Grant (Projects over $2,000)
- Complete the Preliminary Proposal Form for the Hall Grant in Weber Sync. Choose Preliminary application.
- Submit the completed Preliminary Proposal Form by the deadline.
- The Hall Endowment Screening Committee will review the preliminary proposals and invite the applicants who best meet the Hall Grant criteria to submit a full proposal of three pages maximum.
Hall Endowment for Community Outreach Committee
- Dianna Abel, past recipient, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
- Susan Alexander, College of Health Professions
- John Armstrong, RSPG (Research, Scholarship & Professional Growth)
- Isabel Asensio, College of Arts and Humanities
- Azenett Garza, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Jeanne Hall, Community Member
- Rainie Ingram, College of Applied Science and Technology
- Brenda Kowalewski (chair), Center for Community Engaged Learning Director
- Jack Mayhew, College of Education
- Mike Moon, Center for Community Engaged Learning Assistant Director
- Leah Murray, CCEL Faculty in Residence, College of S&BS
- Sarah Steimel, CCEL Engaged Learning Series Coordinator and College of A&H
- Barb Wachocki, College of Science and Past Recipient