The Sustainability Initiative Grant accepts applications every February 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 here.
Who can apply: Anyone with a project to improve Fort Lewis College campus sustainability. Students, faculty, and staff are all eligible.
Deadline: February 25 at 5p.m.
Award amount: Applicants may apply for funds up to $6,000.
Please complete this application. Send completed applications with the subject line: “SIG Application” to Kathy Hilimire's email by February 25th at 5p.m.
Once your application is submitted, it will be directed to a blind review 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 1.