The University of Arizona

Annual Grants Application Details

Green Fund Committee Mission Statement

The Green Fund Committee allocates funding for projects designed to make the University of Arizona a more environmentally sustainable institution. Criteria for grants vary, but with a focus on sustainability and an emphasis on student involvement and campus collaboration, the Committee has offered funding to projects in the past that worked to:

·        Increase the percentage of renewable energy used at the UA,

·        Improve energy efficiency of campus buildings,

·        Promote water conservation,

·        Reduce the amount of waste generated on campus,

·        Provide socially just solutions to environmental problems, and

·        Promote education, research, and outreach initiatives directly related to environmental sustainability at the UA.

Project Guidelines

·        Projects must directly address the environmental sustainability of the University of Arizona.

·        Projects must directly or indirectly benefit students of the University of Arizona.

·        Projects that come with matching funds are preferred.

Required Proposal Information

Submit for review NO MORE than a 2 page project proposal, addressing, but not limited to the following points.

Proposals should:

·        Provide a description of the project, its members and funding requests

·        Identify how the program meets the Green Fund Mission and specifically engages students

·        Provide the reasons for creating the project and its planned longevity

·        State goals and how they will be measured

·        An explanation of how the program or position addresses the student priorities identified in the annual Green Fund survey. The Green Fund annual survey results can be found here.

Proposals should be clear, concise and informative. Proposals are the primary source of information for members of the Green Fund Committee, who refer to them frequently when making funding decisions. Green Fund Committee members use a Rubric to assess grant proposals. The Green Fund Rubric can be found here. Applicants are required to identify the Project Manager who will lead or supervise the project and the Fiscal Officer who will oversee the financial transactions for the proposal. Both signees have to be University of Arizona staff or faculty.

Applicants will have the opportunity to present a five-minute presentation early in the spring semester about their proposal to the Committee. All communication between the Committee and the applicant will be made via e-mail to ensure transparency of the application and review process. 

While the Committee would like to fund every great idea, it is not feasible to do so. Alternative options may be included with the proposal to allow the Committee to form an effective compromise with the applicant instead of rejecting the proposal outright.

The Annual Grant application submission period typically opens in early December and closes in mid-January. This site will be updated as exact dates are established each year. 


Please include a detailed budget using the Excel budget template available here. In addition, use the bottom of the template to itemize all sources of matching funding (including in-kind) in support of the proposed project—including funding that has been applied for but not yet awarded.

Questions regarding completing the budget template application process may be submitted via the Green Fund Committee's online form.