Social Justice Award Funds FAQs

What Are NECC Social Justice Award Funds? 

The Social Justice Award recognizes individuals, groups, departments or initiatives that promote values such as a commitment to equity and diversity or the advancement of human rights and social justice.

As part of the Social Justice Award, a $1,961 one-year grant is awarded to the faculty, staff, or department for projects that directly serve students and enhance social justice initiatives at the college.

How Can They Be Used?

Funds may support student-centered projects such as field trips, incentives, events, honorariums, & conferences, and/or project materials. Allowable expenses do not include scholarships or direct payments to students. Please review your planned spending with Janel D’Agata-Lynch to assure they are in line with the spending intentions and guidelines.


A one page report is required at the end of the year. This report describes, in pictures and in words, how the funds were used to advance social justice initiatives for students. Some projects supported by these funds may be featured in NECC publications.