The University of Arizona

UA Green Fund

The University of Arizona Green Fund is a unique approach to campus sustainability. Approved by the Board of Regents in 2010, the fund allocates up to $400,000 each year to support projects that make the UA a more sustainable place to live, work, and learn.

Applications accepted now for 2017/2018 academic year, apply here.

Through its Annual Grant and Mini Grant programs, the Green Fund supports sustainability-related projects proposed by any member of the UA community, and encourages collaborations between students, faculty, and staff. As of FY17, the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice will be offering additional funding via the usual Annual Grant and Mini Grant funding process for projects that provide socially just solutions to environmental problems.

Notably, all grants are awarded by a committee of ten graduate and undergraduate students, which means the decisions behind this student-funded program are made by students.

A complete history of all projects is available via the Proposals page on this site, including original proposals, progress reports, financial data, and any requests filed to change the parameters of a project mid-year.

The submission period for Mini Grant Proposals will begin September 01, 2016 and end April 15, 2017 (or until funding is exhausted).  Learn more about Mini Grant proposals here.

The submission period for Annual Grant Preproposals is closed. Learn more about Annual Grant Preproposals here.

Annual Grant Proposals currently accepted by invitation only. Learn more about Annual Grant proposals here.

FUNDING SOURCE

New funding for Academic Year 2017, Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

Coming from student tuition, some $400,000 is allocated to the UA Green Fund each year.

As a student-funded program, Green Fund grants are available to any member of the UA community, from undergraduates to campus staff. Administering committee is overseen by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Funding procedures adhere to established UA business policies.

Important Dates

January 14, 2017 @ 11:59pm
Mini Grant applications turned in before 01.14.17 at 11:59pm placed on the 01.23.17 open meeting agenda.

January 23, 2017 @ 5pm
Open public meeting to vote on Mini Grants and PAR’s.
5pm Nugent Building, Main Floor Meeting Room.

January 25, 2017 @11:59pm
Stop Accepting Annual Grant Proposal Applications.
Start accepting Green Fund Committee applications.

February 25, 2017 @ 11:59pm
Mini Grant applications turned in before 02.25.17 at 11:59pm placed on the 03.06.17 open meeting agenda.

March 06, 2017 @ 5:30pm
Open public meeting to vote on Annual Grant Proposals, Mini Grants and PAR’s.
5:30pm El Portal Saguaro Room, Northwest corner Highland/6th Street.

March 25, 2017 @ 11:59pm
Mini Grant applications turned in before 03.25.17 at 11:59pm placed on the 04.03.17 open meeting agenda.
Stop accepting Green Fund Committee Applications.

April 03, 2017 @ 5pm
Open public meeting to vote on Mini Grants and PAR’s.
5pm Nugent Building, Main Floor Meeting Room.

April 15, 2017 @ 11:59pm
Mini Grant applications turned in before 04.15.17 at 11:59pm placed on the 04.24.17 open meeting agenda.

April 24, 2017 @ 5pm
Last open public meeting to vote on Mini Grants and PAR’s.
5pm Nugent Building, Main Floor Meeting Room.