The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the programming board that allocates an earmarked portion of the Student Activity Fee for social, cultural, educational, and community service programs. CAB is beginning the process of identifying virtual programs for Spring 2021.  If your department is planning a program for students and believes that CAB may be interested in co-sponsoring the event, we encourage you to submit a request for funding.  

Community Proposals for Spring 2021 are due to CAB by Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 no later than 11:45pm. 

Community Proposal Grant Request Form​

Information about the Community Proposal process 

CAB sets aside a limited amount of funds per semester for community proposal funding.  CAB will not approve funds in an amount above $1,500 for any specific proposal.  Additionally, an individual department may submit as many events as they choose, but CAB may only fund one event per department. 

Decision-making criteria is below, and CAB considers the following questions:

  • Does CAB already do this? Does this fill a need for students that CAB is currently not providing?
  • Are CSI students the target audience? If not, who is the target audience?
  • What is the approximate number of students in the target audience? Is it within the fiscal guidelines?
  • Will the proposed program interest CSI students?
  • Does this program have a history with CAB? Has the event been done well in the past?
  • What part of the CAB mission does this meet? (Social, Cultural, Educational, Service)​?

CAB has funded numerous campus programs, including the Legal Studies Annual Lecture in Law, Celebrate Diwali with the Center for Global Engagement, and Music Hour: Back to Baroque with the Performing and Creative Arts Department. Funding has also been provided for programs to strengthen the community and promote pride in CSI, such as the Fall Involvement Fair and Virtual Commencement.

CAB will review the Spring 2021 proposals that are received by the Friday, Nov. 20, 2020,  11:45pm deadline at an early December meeting. Please note that since CAB funding requests must be approved by Student Government and the CSI Association, approvals may not be finalized until mid-winter break. 

Submit a proposal by accessing the form on CSI Connect.  Before submitting your proposal, please log in to CSI Connect using your CSI email credentials ( and your FLAS password). This will allow you to save the form as you complete it, as well as print and access the form for your records after submission.  You can access the form via your profile; just click your name (top right corner of screen) and go to Activity. If you have questions about how to create a profile or how to access your submission, please contact Debi Kee at debi.kee@csi.cuny.eduIt is strongly recommended that you email to confirm receipt of your proposal. 

Thank you in advance for helping to make CSI a place where things happen. We look forward to receiving your program ideas. 

If you have questions about the proposal process, or need assistance with your application, please contact Debi Kee via email at  

By Gwen Brown and Debi Kee