Sustainability Action Program Grant Guidelines
Mission: The Sustainability Council will grant funds to support activities of students, faculty, administrators, staff and area residents that empower a diverse spectrum of community members to cultivate a culture of sustainability on and surrounding the Kenyon College campus. Through education and action we seek to promote an environmentally conscious community.
- Criteria for Eligibility for SAP grants
- Who can apply? Students, faculty, staff, or administrators of Kenyon College.
- What projects are eligible? Projects that are new activities. In general, grants will not be made for existing activities, though in certain special circumstances grants may be made to support activities that are currently either not funded or that are under-funded.
- Can SAP funded projects be renewed? In order to encourage growth and eventual self-support of the new activity, SAP grants may not be renewed for more than three years, consecutive or not. Proposals for renewals must be submitted annually.
- What might increase priorities for funding a proposal? Sustainability projects that:
- Provide long-term benefits to the College and community through sustainable practices;
- Are innovative in strategies for increasing sustainable practices; pilot projects to inform directions for later, major investment are encouraged;
- Provide new opportunities for education about sustainability issues;
- Address a broader segment of the community, including collaborative projects among units of the College, with other organizations or segments of the local community;
- Are not appropriately funded from another College source (applicants can consult with members of the Sustainability Council for information about alternative funding possibilities).
- Proposals must be submitted using the application form available online at Kenyon's Sustainability Website or from the Director of Sustainability.
- Proposals will be submitted to the Director of Sustainability.
- Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee to the Sustainability Council. The grants subcommittee will include representatives from students, faculty, staff, and administrators. The subcommittee will make recommendations to the Sustainability Council who will have the final approval of all grants.
- Deadlines for application will be posted on the Sustainability Website; normally there will be one evaluation round in the Fall Semester and a second evaluation round in the Spring Semester.
- Successful applicants will be required to submit a written report about project activities and effectiveness within two months of the conclusion of the project.
- Funding levels will vary with annual budgets and need. Applicants are encouraged to keep expenses below $1,000.