Each applicant may request between $100 to $2,000 to improve their work at DU. Examples include: attending an online training or conference, equipment such as a standing desk, a second computer monitor, software with IT approval, etc. Requests must be a one-time expense. Recurring requests, such as software maintenance or annual subscription fees, are not permitted.
The program will begin on or around January 1st each year and have a total of at least $10,000.
All applications must be completed through our online application.
One application is allowed per person per fiscal year (July-June). Team Building events need to be submitted by supervisor or above. Professional Development needs to be submitted by each individual or supervisor or above.
Application submissions cannot include items that are able to be funded through the department budget, special accommodations, or other scholarship and grant possibilities.
Applications will be accepted for 6 weeks starting the beginning of January. A review period will follow to allow for any feedback or request for additional information with current submissions. This will create a final pool of DavenFund Applications.
The final selection process will occur the last week of March and will be done by random selection until funds have been allocated.
The random selection will be live-streamed for remote viewing. Winners will be selected randomly, at the event, until funds have been exhausted. The final winners will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the purchase. Applicants are still eligible to resubmit the following Fiscal Year. In the event that you leave DU, all equipment, software or other tangible items will continue to be owned by DU. For any employee that has been awarded attendance at a conference/training and leaves DU employment prior to attending, the committee reserves the right to re-evaluate the award.
Six months after your request has been awarded, or the activity has been completed, you will be required to provide a summary of how the funding through DavenFund has positively impacted your performance at DU.
Disclaimer: The committee reserves the right to dismiss any application that does not fall in line with the mission and intent of DavenFund or Davenport University Policies and Procedures.
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