Definition: Sustainability Projects are defined as those activities and projects that are integrally related with helping the campus meet its sustainability goals.
The Sustainability Projects Funding (SPF) allocates funds to provide support for essential educational experiences and activities that aid and supplement the fundamental educational mission of CSUSM. These guidelines should be kept in mind when preparing the Request for Funds.
The SPF provides funding for projects that positively affect CSUSM’s sustainability efforts, reduce the University’s environmental impact, and help to “green” our campus. ASI administers the SPF through a student-majority committee.
Final Report: All recipients ASI Sustainability Projects funds must submit a final report at the end of the fiscal year in which the activity took place. The report must include all spent monies and receipts, as well as a synopsis of the project’s outcomes, challenges, and successes.
Accountability: Upon review of a report, the committee shall determine whether the spent funds were within the scope of the project. If the committee feels the funds were spent outside of the project scope, the committee shall pursue the return of the funds to the Sustainability Project Fund
The committee shall periodically approve a schedule of specific types of projects that require additional approvals prior to consideration for Sustainability Projects funding. These additional approvals ensure that the University is aware of the project and that the project complies with University regulations.
Fiscal responsibility: Because of ASI’s requirements for fiscal responsibility and oversight, all approved projects submitted by student groups must have an advisor from the faculty or the CSUSM staff. This advisor will be responsible to ASI & the university for administration of grant monies. However, ownership of the project and submit of proposal must be completed by student group members. All approved projects must receive final signature approval from the ASI Executive Director, or designee, after the committee has approved the awarded projects.
October 10, 2017 Call for Proposals
October 10, 2017 Packets Available on the ASI website at csusm.edu/asi
October 27, 2017 Proposals are due to ASI in USU 3700 by noon
November 17, 2017 Presentations & Deliberations
November 27, 2017 Recommendations to ASI Executive Director
2017-2018 Chair – Kim Anderson