|Submission Date||March 2, 2020|
University of Texas at Austin
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
The Green Fund, formerly Green Fee, is a competitive grant program funded by UT Austin tuition fees to support sustainability-related projects and initiatives proposed by university students, faculty or staff. Each student contributes $5 per semester and $2.50 per summer session to the Green Fund. Funds are awarded each May through an annual grant competition. Alternatively, a limited number of mini grants are awarded on a rolling basis. A student majority committee solicits and reviews proposals and awards Green Fund grants.
Since the program’s creation in 2010, the Green Fund program generated over $3.5 million in support of almost 200 projects to students, faculty, and staff.
A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:
A student majority committee solicits and reviews proposals and awards Green Fund grants.
Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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