They are grant funds whose distribution is not automatic. Decisions on the distribution of discretionary funds are made on the basis of a donor or trusteeâ€™s choice or judgment.
Grants that are allocated according to a funder's judgment rather than according to a pre-established guideline or set of criteria.
Discretionary funds or budgets are pools of money set aside for specific people on campus to support projects that arise through-out the year. These are very flexible budgets that can vary in sizes. The Chief Academic Officer may use their funds to support a student research project or development of a new class. The Dean of Students may give small grants for unique collaborative events sponsored by a number of clubs on campus. The key question you must answer when applying for funds from these budgets is how your event/project will benefit the greater campus. College deans and department chairs may also have discretionary funds in their budgets.
Funds available to the county for non-mandated services and programs for over matching state or federal mandates.
Congress has created twelve program categories where project selections are made at the discretion of the FHWA Administrator and Secretary of Transportation. Funds for selected projects are reimbursable. Your byway project sponsor must spend money for your project and will then be reimbursed for the eligible costs, in accordance with the procedures of your State transportation agency and the FHWA Division office in your State. For information on Federal transportation discretionary programs, see http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/.
FundsÂ awarded fromÂ an office based on the priorities established in that office.
Discretionary revenues (defined below) plus the General Fund net carryover balance from the preceding fiscal year. The Board of Supervisors has discretion in deciding how these funds are used.
UCAR private funds used for approved activities that are not chargeable to program funds but that are in UCAR's interest to support
Funds that a federal or state agency can award without publishing annual funding priorities.
Grant funds which are distributed according to a donor or trustees discretion rather than by predetermined priorities.
Grant monies which are distributed according to a donor's judgement of requests as they are received, rather than funds whose purpose is predetermined.
Funds that are distributed at the discretion of the fund administrator(s).
Grant funds distributed at the discretion of one or more trustees or staff, which usually do not require prior approval by the full board of directors.
Unallocated financial resources that can been made available by quick decision for unforeseen needs and priorities. Source: Building Donor Partnerships, OSI