The UNCG Green Fund Committee is pleased to invite proposals from UNCG students and employees for efforts that support sustainability initiatives at UNCG.
Projects may be for campus infrastructure, sustainability education, research, or professional development that benefits students. The tangible benefits of all funded projects must be distributed in a manner that they are reasonably expected to accrue to UNCG students.
Proposals must be submitted on the 1st of the month by 5 p.m. during the academic year for amounts up to $1,000 for projects that require no modifications to UNCG buildings or grounds. Proposals for amounts over $1,000 or projects that require modifications to UNCG buildings or grounds are due at 5:00pm EST on November 1 and April 1.
Applicants can expect a decision on the funding outcome of their proposal at least 6-8 weeks after submission. Funds may not be used as reimbursement for projects already completed, and therefore a realistic amount of lead time should be given in order for proposals to be eligible for review.
Applicants must either be able to carry out their proposed activities on their own or have secured commitment from an appropriate campus unit sufficient as a partner in implementing the project, including all financial aspects. Commitments from partnering units must be evidenced by a signature on proposals. Carrying out a project includes ensuring that the project follows all applicable campus policies and procedures for student fee monies as well as any State and Federal laws, including but not limited to ensuring the Green Fund student fee monies are not commingled with university general operating funds and that full documentation of expenditures are assembled for financial auditing purposes.
It is recommended that any proposal for modifications to campus grounds or facilities go through the Facilities Design & Construction (FDC) review process prior to making an application to the Green Fund. In that process, FDC staff will bring into the project review process appropriate staff from Facilities Operations, Environmental Health & Safety, Parking Operations and Campus Access, etc. who can help identify issues, solutions, opportunities, and costs. This process generally takes several months from start to finish for even the smallest scale projects. Fund applicants should plan accordingly. FDC project review and construction services fees may be included in project budgets.