Resources for Funded Projects

Your Project Was Funded! Now What?

The CSF is far from a traditional grant program! Post-approval, the CSF Committee is here for you to ensure that your project is as successful as possible.

CSF Project Facilitators

The CSF believes ongoing communication and collaboration between the CSF Committee and Project Managers can build connections, community, and successful projects.

Once a grant has been approved, the Project Managers will hear from a CSF Committee member who will be their designated Project Facilitator. While Project Managers are responsible for leading and completing their project, the Project Facilitator from the Committee is there to help you along the way.

Your primary point of contact for the duration of your project will be your Project Facilitator. It is the expectation that Project Managers meet with their Project Facilitator monthly or as needed. These meetings allow the CSF Committee member to stay updated with your project while also helping to enhance your project’s impact and reach when appropriate.

Project Facilitators can assist at workdays or tabling events, attend planning meetings, provide support to social media or communication efforts (like designing social media posts, writing up blog posts for newsletters, and so much more). In some cases, CSF Project Facilitators are less involved and can act more in more of a consultive role when appropriate.

Your Project Facilitator can also provide insight into how past projects have overcome obstacles, how to bolster areas of your project to make it more dynamic, and how to connect with specific contacts or departments.

This is your project, but the Project Facilitator is there to give an extra hand.

Tracking and Reporting

Once a grant has been approved, the Project Manager(s) will be asked (depending on the complexity of the project) to complete the CSF Work Plan template to outline key goals, deadlines, and objectives to make a plan to keep the project on track. Specific metrics to be tracked throughout the course of the project will be identified and agreed upon during the first meeting between the CSF and Project Manager(s). These metrics will be reported on within each Progress Report.

Approved projects are required to submit Progress Reports on a quarterly basis. Progress Reports will be completed by the Project Manager(s) in March, May, August, and December unless funding is awarded after one of these deadlines or the project ends prior to a deadline (most likely in the case of Mini Grants). These Progress Reports allow the Committee to track the progression of approved projects and to ensure they are meeting agreed-upon milestones.

The Quarterly Progress Report submitted in August will be considered the Final Progress Report and will provide a final record of total expenditures, unused funds, and more detailed, comprehensive qualitative and quantitative measures of project accomplishments.

Submit a Progress Report

Marketing and Communication of Your Project

Recognition of the CSF and its support is required. Each Project Manager will receive official Campus Sustainability Fund logos and information on how they can and cannot be used. The CSF must be recognized in all project marketing and communications materials by its full name. The CSF logo must be included whenever the department’s logo is used in advertising events or other outreach for the project. Each use of the CSF logo must be approved by the CSF prior to publication.

The CSF will amplify each funded project’s public-facing upcoming events, presentations, and other outreach opportunities if received at least two weeks in advance via its own and the Office of Sustainability’s platforms.

Any permanent signage that will be installed as part of the project will require review by the CSF Coordinator to ensure that all requirements of the University and Office of Sustainability are met and that the sign appropriately represents all parties and displayed information.