The Green Fund helps fund environmentally friendly projects and programs on campus. Green Fund grants of up to $20,000 in funds are available to support approved sustainably-progressive projects, educational programs and activities that promote sustainability for Slippery Rock University and its surrounding community. Undergraduate or graduate student projects must be conducted in collaboration with a faculty or staff mentor. This is a competitive program administered by the Green Fund Advisory Board (GFAB) and applicants are encouraged to review and strictly follow the RFP Guidelines and Instructions to maximize the chance of their project being approved for funding.
Green Fund Grant RFP’s are issued by the SRU Grants Office each Fall and Spring semester; click here to view a sample RFP, and the Grants Office Website for more information at the beginning of each semester. While the RFPs issued each year may vary slightly from the sample RFP above, the following describes the general requirements for proposed projects:
General Requirements for Proposed Projects
• All Projects shall promote sustainable practices, thinking, and development, with a goal of a healthier campus and community.
• No Green fund support shall go to a project that involves paving any green space.
• Project proposals may be submitted by SRU faculty, students, staff, as well as Slippery Rock community members.
• Projects shall have received all necessary written approval by appropriate campus officals prior to consideration.
• The Green Fund funding will not support projects already mandated by law or Slippery Rock University policy directive (e.g., basic standards for new building construction), since SRU is already obligated to allocate funds for such projects. The Green Fund will however, fund projects which go above and beyond minimum requirements and which are unable to gain funding from other sources.
• If determined necessary by the GFAB, recipients of funding shall be prepared to periodically report on their progress to the GFAB as well to community members.
• Projects are highly encouraged to benefit the students of SRU, whether it be financially, educationally, or through direct involvement.
• As per ACT 188, projects must be given final approval by current Slippery Rock University President.
Summaries of Previous Successful Green Fund Grant Projects