Diversity & Equity Grant Program

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant Program

Request for Proposals
Posted: October 14, 2022

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 14, 2022 by 11:59 pm

Request for Proposals

In partnership with the Office of the President and the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) and the Diversity & Equity Grant Committee invites Cal Poly Humboldt students, student organizations, staff, faculty, and underrepresented faculty to submit proposals for programs offered on campus to the university community that raise awareness, deepen understanding, and/or engage the campus community in dialogue about one or more of the multiple dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Diversity is the range of human differences. Such dimensions of diversity may include – but are not limited to – culture, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.

Allocations for Humboldt Diversity & Equity Grant Program awards are typically, but not necessarily, awarded as follows:
Faculty: up to 5 awards each at $5,000 (Programs and/or Research)
Staff: up to 3 awards each at $5,000
Students: up to 5 awards each at $1,000

Program expenses typically funded include speaker fees, travel for visiting speakers, event publicity and marketing, various expenses associated with individual activities/programs (from facility rental to printing event handouts), and many, many more.

Please see the link below for funding details and restrictions.

If you have any questions, please call or email Isaac Torres, ODEI Administrative Support Coordinator: (707) 826-4503, diversity@humboldt.edu.

Please select the following link to view and download the complete Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant Program Request for Proposals, dated October 14, 2022. 



To apply in InfoReady, select the Applications title.

Proposals that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or help with the retention of underrepresented students and faculty will be prioritized.

Narrative: Provide a narrative of your proposal describing the project or proposal for which you are requesting funding and how it relates to raising awareness, deepening understanding, and/or engaging the campus community in dialogue about one or more of the multiple dimensions of diversity and equity.

Budget: Provide a categorical budget form detailing your expected expenses.

Budget Manager or Organization Respresentative Approval: Provide an proposal approval sheet from your department Budget Manager (for Colleges and Programs), or approval from your Clubs and Activities representative.


Submission Portal Opens: October 14th

Submission Deadline: November 14th at 11:59 pm

Third week of October: The grant proposal submission portal will open by the third week of October and will remain open for four weeks.

First full week of December: Grant awards will be announced on the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website, and by email to awardees, during the first full week of December, before the end of the semester. The award email will contain instructions for fund disbursements and other relevant information.

Second week of January: Funds will be distributed to awardees by the end of the second week of January.