Get funding for sustainability projects

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The Sustainability Initiative Grant at Fort Lewis College accepts applications every spring semester for projects that advance a more sustainable campus. At Fort Lewis College, sustainability is a part of our core values and our culture. We define sustainability as the collaborative action of meeting the needs of current and future generations of humans and ecosystems through conservation, regenerative use of resources, action for social justice, and attention to a vibrant economy. The Sustainability Initiative Grant supports projects that enhance sustainability within academics and research, the physical campus and its structures, student leadership and campus culture, and planning and administration. See what has been funded in the past.

Who can apply: Anyone with a project to improve Fort Lewis College campus sustainability. Students, faculty, and staff are all eligible.

Deadline: March 10 at 5 p.m.

Award amount: Applicants may apply for funds up to $4,000


  • Projects must substantially contribute to campus environmental sustainability, within the realms of academics and research, the physical campus and its structures, student leadership and campus culture, and/or planning and administration.
  • The budget must be realistic and detailed, accounting for materials, labor, and expertise; it cannot exceed the award amount.
  • Funds may not be used to create permanent staff positions. However, short term stipends to cover work directly associated with the proposed project are allowed.
  • Applications must be typed. Hand-written applications will not be considered.

Application process:

Please complete this application. Send completed applications with the subject line: “SIG Application” to Kathy Hilimire's email by March 10 at 5 p.m.

Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed by a panel. The panel will review applications and designate them as ‘Approved,’ ‘Presentation required,’ or ‘Not approved.’ If a presentation is required, applicants will be invited to present their project and answer questions for the review panel. A brief question and answer period will follow your proposal overview. Grants will be awarded by April 15.

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