Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jessica Davis
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Greening IUPUI Grant

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Department driven

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

Greening IUPUI Grants are awarded one time per year to projects that advance campus sustainability and improve IUPUI’s STARS score. IUPUI dedicates a total of $50,000 annually to fund these projects. Eligible applicants include IUPUI students, faculty, and staff.

The Grant Application should align with one or more of the following foci:
- Planning and Administration
- Campus Engagement
- Community Engagement
- Academics
- Operations
- Health and Wellbeing

A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

Proposal Review and Grant Review:
Proposals are reviewed by the Greening IUPUI Grant Review Committee, which is a multi-stakeholder group comprised of faculty, staff, and students. If questions arise during the review process, the committee reserves the right to contact the applicant with questions that must adhere to a deadline determined at the discretion of the committee.

Proposals are evaluated based on the following criteria:
i.Improving IUPUI's STARS score
ii.Long-term impact for IUPUI
iii.High-impact learning experience(s)
v.Student involvement
vi.Reasonable timeline and feasibility
vii.Financial considerations

Reviewer Recommendation: The Greening IUPUI Grant Review Committee recommends the best grant applications(s) for funding based on the evaluation criteria outlined above.

Administrative Review (if needed):
In some cases, the grants recommended by the Greening IUPUI Grant Review Committee may require further review by the university unit(s) that will be involved in carrying out the funded project(s). This second review process may require additional processing time that will be up to the discretion of the unit(s) involved. Recommended grant applications may be reviewed on their business, financial, and policy implications. The committee will notify applicants if Administrative Review is required. Please note grants undergoing Administrative Review may ultimately be denied, though the Committee makes every effort to avoid this fate.

Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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