Sustainable CU Small Grants Application: 2014-2015
Sustainable CU is a grant fund approved by students in 2004 to fund and promote innovative, student-led sustainability projects on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus. Sustainable CU offers support for small projects (up to $2500) (hereafter small grants) and large-scale capital projects (amounts greater than $2500; hereafter large grants) through two separate applications.
This form should be used for all small grant applications. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines are set at the close of business (5:00 pm) on the first Monday of the month in November, January, February, and March.
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 Funding will be withdrawn if projects do not meet completion deadlines in the absence of a compelling written request for extension.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.