Small grants fund expenses such as infrastructure, contractor fees, consumables, and equipment rentals. Sustainable CU does not pay for applicants’ own labor. However, fees charged by third-party professionals, e.g., architects and electricians, are funded by the program. Approximately $150,000 is available for disbursement.
Funded small projects must be fully executed within three months of the date of the award. An interim progress report must be submitted no later than six weeks after grant submitters have been notified that their project has been funded. Funding will be withdrawn if projects do not meet completion deadlines in the absence of a compelling written request for extension. A short final report is due once the project has been completed; 10% of funds will be withheld until the report is received. Guidelines for progress and final reports are available from the Environmental Center upon request.
For the large grant application, please refer to the section entitled "Request For Proposals" at http://ecenter.colorado.edu/greening-cu/sustainable-cu.
Appeals:If a project is rejected by the Environmental Board, applicants may appeal to the Board for reconsideration within thirty (30) days after a notice of denial has been sent. The Environmental Board will consider appeals using the current Sustainable CU Grant criteria.