Apply for Sustainability Grants by Oct 15

Applications are now being accepted for 2020-2021 projects. The proposal deadline for applications is October 15.

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The University Sustainability Fund has approximately $300,000 available this year for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at the University of Maryland.

More than $2 million has been granted through the Fund to 137 sustainability projects since 2011, including the Biowall at McKeldin Library, Terp Farm, the Sphagnum Moss Water Treatment System at Eppley Recreation Center, the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), lighting upgrades, rain gardens, research projects, and many more. Learn more about last year's grant recipients.

The University Sustainability Fund allocates money to projects that increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency of our campus facilities, reduce the amount of waste created and material resources used on campus, encourage sustainable behaviors, and integrate sustainability into teaching, research, and service at the university.

We encourage projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or have other measurable environmental benefits. Grants are supported by student fees and administered through the University Sustainability Council. If you have a sustainability project in mind, or want to discuss potential projects, please call Sally DeLeon in the Office of Sustainability at 301-405-4549 or email