Election Engagement Grant

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Indiana Campus Compact, in partnership with the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), is working to support institutions of higher education throughout Indiana to engage students in the 2018 election. Through this partnership, Indiana Campus Compact is offering Election Engagement Grants designed to support campuses as they inform and promote student voter participation, develop new and innovative programming, and work to promote further student involvement in and with their communities to create meaningful relationships that move beyond the election cycle.


Indiana Campus Compact has funding to offer up to 12 Election Engagement Grants, up to $1,500 each, to its partner institutions across Indiana.

Any faculty, staff, or student from an Indiana Campus Compact partner institution are encouraged to apply. Each Election Engagement Grant requires two Project Directors. One of these individuals must be a student (undergraduate or graduate) who is currently enrolled at the institution, and serve as an Indiana Campus Compact CEEP Fellow. The other individual may be either a faculty or staff member at the institution.


  • Request for Proposals Released:      Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Applications Due:                                Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Funding Notification:                         Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Project/Funding Start Date:               Monday, August 20, 2018
  • Project/Funding End Date:                 Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Post-Election Project Report Due:    Thursday, December 28, 2018

The Election Engagement Grant will support inclusive, nonpartisan election engagement activities at institutions across Indiana. Specifically grantees will:

1. Create or strengthen an existing team of faculty, students, and staff to develop a nonpartisan, campus-wide election engagement projects, and coordinate grant activities. All teams must include an identified student leader that will serve as an Indiana Campus Compact CEEP Fellow to share information and network with other campus leaders. Activities should:

  • Facilitate student voter registration and promoting/securing polling sites on or near campus.
  •  Enroll and participate in the free National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE).
  •  Provide voter information during major all-campus student events.
  •  Plan events to celebrate Constitution Day (September 17th) and/or National Voter Registration Day (September 25th).2. Use grant funds to accomplish one or more of the following objectives:
  • Increase the number of students who are registered to vote.
  •  Provide nonpartisan voter education activities/opportunities for students to learn about voting, issues, and candidates.
  • Motivate and assist students to go to the polls and vote (GOTV).

3. Monitor and report on use of grant funds and outcomes of grant-supported activities.

The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections. CEEP combines powerful resources with personalized coaching, guiding schools on how to use resources and navigate students through ever-changing barriers to voting.

For more information, contact Laura Weaver, Director of Programs and Member Development, at weaverla {at} iupui(.)edu.