Green Fund

Green Fund

We are excited to announce the third annual UW-Platteville Green Fund competition. Formerly referred to as the Campus Sustainability Fund, this competitive grant program will distribute $15,000 to UW-Platteville Students, Faculty, and Staff to support projects that enhance the sustainability of campus. Projects will be evaluated on how well they meet the UW-Platteville sustainability mission to "meet the needs of the present while enhancing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Funded by University Segregated Fees as overseen by the Segregated University Fee Allocation Commission (SUFAC), the funding will be distributed by the UW-Platteville Environmental Sustainability Committee based upon the proposal process outlined below. More information about the Environmental Sustainability Committee is available here.

What can the Green Fund accomplish?

The Green Fund can help integrate the ideas of sustainability into how we live, learn, and succeed at UW-Platteville. This will be accomplished through bringing your ideas to reality. Whether you are an individual or a group, this a chance to positively impact our campus community. If you have an idea in line with the campus sustainability mission, we want to hear from you! If you need ideas, please read about the projects that received funding last year.

This year there is an estimated $15,000 available to support as many qualified projects as possible. We encourage projects on the scale of $1,000 to $5,000, but proposals of all sizes will be considered.

Contact information

If you have a project idea or question about the application, we encourage you to call Amy Seeboth-Wilson, our campus sustainability coordinator. She can suggest connections and resources to make your project application as strong as possible. Amy can be reached at or (608) 342-7244.

Grant timeline

  • Grant announcement: October 26, 2018
  • Applications due: Monday, December 3, 2018, by 11:59 pm
  • Proposal review: December 4 and 11, 2018 by Environmental Sustainability Committee
  • Awards announced: Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Funds spent or encumbered: June 30, 2019
  • Projects completed: December 31, 2019
  • Project final reports due: December 31, 2019

Application Evaluation

Submissions will be evaluated based upon their Project Description, Project Outcomes, Qualifications, Project Start Date and Duration, and Budget. Specifically, applications will be scored 1-10 (1 = did not meet expectations, 10 = exceeds expectations) using the following criteria:

  • Project Description: The description clearly articulates the intent and purpose of this project.
  • Project outcomes:  The project helps us achieve one or more of our campus sustainability goals. The goals are:
    • Visually exhibit sustainability on campus to make campus a living laboratory for sustainability;
    • Integrate sustainability into formal curriculum and professional preparedness; 
    • Build resources that promote and support campus sustainability; 
    • Increase awareness of campus sustainability efforts within the community and broader region;
    • Make sustainability part of our daily campus operations.
  • Qualifications: The applicant has the right skills to see the project to completion.
  • Project start date and duration: Project clearly is able to begin by April 1, 2019 with all funds spent or encumbered (dedicated through purchase requisitions) by June 30, 2019. Projects should aim to be completed by December 31, 2019.
  • Project budget: Budget appears reasonable and accurate, with quotes included where necessary.

The Environmental Sustainability Committee will use this Rubric to evaluate each submission: Green Fund Rubric 2018-2019 (pdf)

Project Final Reports

Recipients will be expected to submit a brief final report by December 31, 2019 outlining how the project went and whether it achieved the expected outcomes. Additional details regarding reporting requirements will be provided upon awarding of funds.

Apply Today!

To apply, submit the following form by December 3, 2018 11:59 p.m.

Contact Information
Project Description, Outcomes, and Applicant Qualifications
Project Budget & Timeline
Budget and Timeline
Item Name*Date of planned expenditure*Cost*Description*
Please complete the following table to tell us how you will spend your funding, by when you will spend it, and on what you will spend it. Add more rows if necessary. Please total your funding request in the final row. Itemized cost estimates are required for proposals to be competitive. Qualified Expenses: Green Fund support can be spent on, but is not limited to, supplies, signage, rental fees, speaker fees, educational trips, consultant fees, and student salaries. Faculty and staff salaries are not eligible expenses through this fund. All materials and supplies purchased with Green Fund monies will become property of the University upon project completion.