The Mental Health Joint Allocation Committee

The Mental Health Joint Allocation Committee

The Mental Health Joint Allocation Committee (JAC) manages the dispersal of the $1M fund allocated from the Student Government Association (SGA) and Georgia Tech administration in October of 2017. Any individual student, the office of Georgia Tech, or student clubs can apply for JAC funds! The purpose of JAC is to fund initiatives that improve the mental health and well-being of Georgia Tech students. If you have a proposal or just an idea for the use of this fund (or if you’re just curious), JAC has public meetings every week. The meeting time for the Spring 2021 semester is every Thursday from 3:30PM-4:30PM EST. JAC can certainly help you through the steps of submitting a bill and would love more student input and more proposals! If you have other questions or would like to join our email list please reach out to us at!

Mental Health JAC Grants

The Mental Health Joint Allocations Committee Grant Frameworks: JAC has developed three grant frameworks that we feel will specifically and significantly address the gaps in initiatives and programs that we have identified at Georgia Tech thus far. Although proposals to JAC are not limited to the following grants, proposals specific to these grants will be given priority for funding. 

Information Sessions

Stay posted for information upcoming information sessions! The workshops include general information about how to submit a bill to JAC and answered questions regarding bill submission and ideas.



Bill Submission ProcessThis document provides detailed steps on how to submit a bill through JacketPages.
Bill Recipient ReportThis report is to be filled out annually by bill recipients of JAC.
Information Session Slide DeckThis PowerPoint details the information provided during our information sessions of Fall 2019.
2019 Intercollegiate Mental Health Conference ProceedingsThe 2019 Intercollegiate Mental Health Conference was hosted this past February at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This document summarizes the best practices on mental health held by institutes from across the country. This document is a great reference for brainstorming new and innovative programs to the Georgia Tech community.
AgendasSee past agendas from JAC meetings.
FY2020 BilsThis document presents what bills have been reviewed in the 2020 Fiscal Year, as of April 16, 2021.

Committee Membership

Committee Chair: Charlie Wood

Undergraduate RepresentativesGraduate Representatives
Brielle LonsberryLea Harris
Charlie WoodAroua Gharbi
Rebecca HammondJay McKinney
Tanish GoelBonnie Lapwood
Kay PerkinsAnna Harrison

What Bills We Want to Fund

Foster Wellbeing

Manage Stress

Help Students Live a Balanced Life

Educational Programs


Student Organization


Creative and Innovative

What to do if you have an idea for a bill and want to get feedback!

1. Come to a JAC meeting

Open to the public

Ask questions on your ideas or a drafted bill

2. Email a prioritized list of bill ideas to JAC

We will discuss and send back our feedback

Contact information:

3. Set up a meeting with a JAC member

Committee Meetings

All JAC meetings will be held virtually during Spring 2021. They occur every Thursday from 3:30-4:30PM EST. Please see the meeting information below to join.

 Meeting URL 

Meeting ID: 696 685 649  

Want to dial in from a phone? Dial one of the following numbers:

  • +1.408.419.1715 (United States(San Jose))
  • +1.408.915.6290 (United States(San Jose))

Previous Bills

Updates from SGA