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Budget Appeal

Complete this form by the Appeals submission deadline associated with the current funding cycle (usually within 5 business days of the Allocations Committee's decision notification) if you would like to appeal your SAF budget request results.

There are two grounds for appealing a funding decision:
1. Procedural Error – The appealing organization must prove that the Allocations Committee failed to adhere to its guidelines. The USGA Senate will then decide whether adherence was breached and, subsequently, whether to fund the RSO request in full or to uphold the Committee’s original decision.

2. Line Item appeal – The appealing organization must prove that a specific line item was reduced (i.e., the allocated amount is smaller than the requested amount), and that the reduction in funding is prohibitive to hosting the event. The USGA Senate will then decide whether to fund that particular line item in full, or to uphold the Committee’s original decision.

If the organization's appeal does not meet either of these grounds, the appealing organization will be notified.

An organization representative will need to attend the USGA Senate hearing to present the appeal. Senate session dates/locations can be found here.


If you'd like, you can download a blank PDF version of this form.