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 Contact with any questions.

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

Who Can Apply

Grant applications must be submitted in connection with a UCSB affiliated department, registered nonprofit, or government agency.

Funding Amount

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 up to $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. Zero Waste Committee processes applications on a rolling basis. This year’s deadline for the grant proposal program is May 1, 2021, Applications are processed 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.

**NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we are allowing projects that may extend toward the next fiscal year.**