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Graham Sustainability Institute Small-Scale Grants
The SSI Board advises the Graham Sustainability Institute on the distribution of its Small Scale Grants (up to $2,500), which are awarded to student groups seeking assistance for projects promoting environmental sustainability on campus. Funding for events will be considered.
- Zero Waste: Waste reduction from campus events is a SSI funding priority for the 2016-2017 school year. Please see our streamlined Zero Waste Grants for materials and composting for events with fewer than 100 attendees. Larger events should fill out the standard grant form.
- Food/Beverages: The SSI Board strives to fund as many projects as possible with limited funding availability. Due to this, funding food is not a priority. The Board favors projects that use food as an educational tool for sustainability, as opposed to food being used purely as a means to attract participants to an event. SSI does not fund alcohol.
- Response Time: Grant applications should allow a minimum of 6-10 business days prior to an event for the application to be considered and any allocated funding dispersed. Please remember that our funding is on a rolling cycle and may run out prior to the end of the school year. The SSI Board requests that applications apply as far in advance as students are able to maximize the chance of funding.