Sustainability Club

SGA offers funds for projects related to sustainability.

Application Process

All applicants must submit a brief grant proposal.

Final deadline for grant proposal submission: October 31, 5 p.m. CST

The Green Initiative Fund Application Committee will review grant proposals and invite a limited number of projects to present their grant proposal during the week of Nov. 12. Grant recipients will be announced by the end of November.

Grant Proposal Requirements: 

  • PDF or Word document format, minimum 12-point font and one-inch margins; should not exceed two pages
  • Include the project leader's name, phone number and email in the document header
  • Include the title of the project
  • Include a summary of the project that contains:
  • The overall purpose and goals of the project
  • A brief description of how the project will be implemented (steps)
  • Sustainability benefits to campus and how these benefits will be measured
  • Approximate start and completion dates
  • Any additional information you want the committee to know (optional)
  • Include a budget (see table below)

Note: If your project has received Green Initiative funding in the past, please also include information briefly detailing project progress since its initial funding and any plans for improvements/changes should your project be funded again.

Budgets should be submitted in table format following the table below:

Item Cost per item Quantity Total Amount
Project supplies $15 100 $1,500
Interns for project implementation $12/hour at 100 hours 2 $2,400
    Total $3,900

Please save the documents as "GF_Project Names_LastName" and email the completed grant proposal to sga@coyotes.usd.edu with the project name in the subject line.

Questions and comments may be directed to the University of South Dakota Student Government Association at sga@coyotes.usd.edu or (605) 658-3584.