Hunger-Free Campus Designation

Senate Bill 85 dispersed "Hunger-Free Campus Designation" funding to each CSU campus in amounts based on their submitted proposals for work focused on addressing students' basic needs, particularly food insecurity and housing displacement. This funding supports the CSU's efforts to develop, enhance and integrate basic needs resources into the institutional fabric of campus culture. In doing so, students will have access to the tools necessary to persist in their education and earn a degree.

Goals for the funding are to:

  • Address student hunger
  • Leverage more sustainable solutions to address basic needs on campus
  • Raise awareness of services currently offered on campus that address basic needs
  • Develop formal practices and procedures
  • Continue to build strategic partnerships with community/statewide partners and CSU campuses

Funding Requirements

There are six components funded Hunger- Free Campus teams must fulfill:

1. Complete the Reporting Templates

Campus teams must submit reports on the status of their campus activities. Use this template as a draft, then copy and paste answers into the online form.

  • Reporting Deadline 1: August 31, 2018
  • Reporting Deadline 2: January 31, 2019
  • Reporting Deadline 3: June 28, 2019Complete Online Form

2. Attend Professional Development Workshops

  • Hunger and Homelessness Policies in Higher Education | Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Download Presentation (PDF)
  • Evaluation 101 | September 27, 2018 | 2 p.m.
  • Submitting Proposals that Get Funded: Grant Writing | November 15, 2018 | 2 p.m.
  • Civic Engagement: Getting your Campus Involved + CalFresh Day Prep | January 24, 2019 | 2 p.m.
  • Marketing Basics & Beyond | March 28, 2019 | 2 p.m.
  • Student Engagement Models | May 23, 2019 | 2 p.m.

3. Hold Regular Taskforce Meetings

  • Campus teams must hold a minimum of three taskforce meetings per academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring)
    Meeting agendas will be collected | Download Sample Agenda
  • Identify two primary goals for the school year
  • Action plan to meet goals, and, if necessary, create sub-committees

4. Plan a Campus Awareness Event During Hunger & Homelessness Week

  • Campus events should take place during Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week: November 10-18, 2018
  • This annual event is held across the country to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising and advocacy events.

5. Participate in the Systemwide CalFresh Day on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • All campuses must participate in CalFresh Day (regardless of participation in Chico’s CFO grant)
  • Objectives: Raise awareness about CalFresh benefits for college students
    1. Information and consultation with students
    2. Application assistance
    3. Education about other resources available to students on campus
    4. Invite media partners
6. Submit a Profile for the Campus-wide Best Practices Directory

  • The Best Practices Directory will be a comprehensive listing with a sampling of actions, activities, services and resources related to basic needs in the CSU
  • Highlight current programming and additions related to SB 85 funding
  • Template to be provided Spring 2019

Questions? Please email Araceli Esparza, Student Wellness and Basic Needs Coordinator

SB 85 Campus Funding

The SB 85 funding is a one-time resource. At the conclusion of the 2017-18 fiscal year, remaining funds from this allocation should be carried forward into the next fiscal year (2018-19) to support ongoing SB 85 activities.

Base Award FundingInnovation Award FundingTotal Funding Awarded
Channel Islands$40,000.00-$40,000.00
Dominguez Hills$80,000.00
East Bay$80,000.00
Long Beach$25,000.00$50,000.00$75,000.00
Los Angeles$80,000.00$50,000.00$130,000.00
Monterey Bay$80,000.00-$80,000.00
San Bernardino$80,000.00$25,000.00$105,000.00
San Diego$40,000.00-$40,000.00
San Francisco$55,000.00$50,000.00$105,000.00
San José$80,000.00$50,000.00$130,000.00
San Luis Obispo$80,000.00$50,000.00$130,000.00
San Marcos$40,000.00-$40,000.00