Basic Needs Access & Emergency Grants – On-Demand Training

Sale price$399.00


Procure Funding, Operate a Process & Manage Vulnerable Students’ Needs

More and more college students are facing food and housing insecurity. They are struggling with whether to stay in school or searching for alternatives to meet their financial needs. Research has shown that students who are not able to meet their basic needs, or who experience stress around meeting those needs, are less able to focus on their academic work. Students who are hungry may be unable to be successful in the classroom. If parenting students don’t know where their kids are sleeping at night, their focus is on their housing, not on classes. To retain students, universities have to look at student needs holistically and provide opportunities to address basic needs access.

Systematically support vulnerable populations by procuring grant funding, developing a process and managing vulnerable students’ needs.

Our presenter will discuss the emergency grant process from design to implementation. You’ll explore various strategies for fund seeking – including grant writing, donor relations and advancement, student involvement, day of giving promotions, and state/government funding streams.

Prioritize basic needs and design structures that support basic needs access for all students.

Topics Covered

You’ll gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:

  • Explore various strategies for seeking financial support and the development/operations of a program.
  • Discuss the emergency grant process from design to implementation.
  • Review best practices from benchmarking and the Hope Center.
  • Recognize the growing concern that is access to basic needs and the importance of systematically supporting vulnerable populations.
  • Offer creative solutions for addressing needs on campus.


Ali Martin Scoufield (she/her) is a scholar-practitioner with twenty years of experience working and leading in higher education. Ali believes in the importance of blending research with practical application and demonstrates this as a Doctoral Teaching Fellow and Research Assistant at Cleveland State University (CSU).
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Included When You Purchase

  • 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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