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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 with the project name in the subject line.

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