Funding Guidelines

This page is designed to provide information about what the Zero Waste Committee will and will not consider in a funding request. For information about Zero Waste Committee’s application process, please see our pages on zerowaste.as.ucsb.edu. Contact zerowaste.ucsb@gmail.com with any questions.

The Zero Waste Committee seeks to fund projects that align with its goal of obtaining zero waste by 2020. Applicants should demonstrate a strong connection between their project and the Zero Waste Committee goal.

Grant applications must be submitted in connection with a UCSB affiliated department, registered nonprofit, or government agency. Unaffiliated individuals cannot apply for funding. While the Zero Waste Committee does not set a limit on the amount of funding an applicant may request, applicants should note that we typically allocate at most $1,000. Applicants may submit more than one proposal per grant cycle and may have more than one grant active at once provided that each is a distinct and separate project.

Funding Cycle Timeline

Projects should be completed by the end of the fiscal year (May 20, 2020). Zero Waste Committee processes applications on a rolling basis. This year’s deadline for the grant proposal program is May 1, 2020, Applications are processes within 3 weeks (breaks, dead week and finals week will not be considered as part of these 3 weeks), and may invite you to speak at our meeting about your project, so that we may get more information on it before making a decision on funding.  The Zero Waste Committee does not consider funding requests during the summer.