New year, new Mini Grant opportunities from the Campus Sustainability Fund!

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Welcome back, Wildcats! The Campus Sustainability Fund Committee is excited to kick off the start of the Spring 2024 semester right by announcing their Mini Grant application cycle dates and deadlines. 
The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is a unique and non-traditional grant program of the Office of Sustainability and offers two types of grant opportunities: Mini Grants and Annual Grants. Proposals are reviewed and selected by the student members of the CSF Committee. 
Eligible projects must directly address environmental sustainability and/or social sustainability, and directly or indirectly benefit students at the University of Arizona. Project proposals based on social sustainability should incorporate environmental sustainability or climate action as a component of implementation, but these do not need to be the project’s primary focus. 

Spring 2024 Mini Grants – Open January 22, 2024 through February 18, 2024

Mini Grants award between $250 - $5,000 and awarded projects have until June 30, 2024 to complete their project. To review all application steps more, please visit our Mini Grant webpage. For the best chance of being funded, apply early! 
Preliminary Mini Grants are due February 18, 2024 and will receive feedback from the Committee on a rolling basis. Once applicants have received and integrated feedback on their Preliminary Application, applicants may submit their Final Application. The Final Application is open from February 19, 2024 through March 17, 2024. 

Earth Day Mini Grants 

If your Mini Grant is related to Earth Day, please note that March 3, 2024 is the firm deadline for submitting an Earth Day-related Final Mini Grant application, two weeks earlier than other Mini Grants. Please keep in mind that this also means the Preliminary Proposal will need to be submitted in advance so that the Committee can provide feedback on the project prior to that deadline as well. We recommend submitting a Preliminary Application for all Earth Day-related Mini Grants by February 4, 2023.

Indigenous-Centered Mini Grants - Open until filled!

With the support of the Agnese Nelms Haury Program, the CSF has two Indigenous-Centered Mini Grant opportunities for this academic year. Each Mini Grant is $5,000 and is reserved for funding Indigenous-focused projects that are oriented toward environmental and/or social sustainability.  

The opportunity is broad and can support a project related to art, science, community engagement, the built environment, and so much more. Preference will be given to projects that are student-led. Proposals must be led by an Indigenous campus community member or, preferably, led by someone that is part of an Indigenous-centered group, center, club, or organization on campus. The proposals should support an Indigenous-centered program, project, group, club, center, or initiative on campus. 

This opportunity is open until filled and awarded projects have until June 30, 2024 to complete their project. Learn more about the application process for this grant opportunity on our webpage!  

The CSF Committee looks forward to receiving the next round of proposals! All interested applicants can head over to the CSF’s website and review the Grant Application Information webpage to read about applicant eligibility, project requirements, what the Committee will and will not fund, and approved project expectations. 

If you’re curious about what the CSF Committee has funded in the past, read through the CSF’s 2022 – 2023 Annual Summary to get the inspiration you need to start your application today! 

For questions about the Campus Sustainability Fund or the application process, please connect with the program’s Coordinator, Emily Haworth, at