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Our Mission.

The purpose of a GCAP Grant is to provide competitive grant funding for undergraduate students who propose sustaiprojects that aim to reduce and improve the campus’s environmental impact.   


The earlier you submit your application, the faster you will receive your fund allocation if approved. We accept Green Grant applications all year long. Your hearing date will be the week following your application submission, contingent on committee approval.


  1. Projects and events must work to benefit UCR's students, faculty, campus, or organizations.

  2. Projects must promote environmental sustainability in topics including, but not limited to: Environmental Awareness and Education, Food Insecurity, Sustainable Farming and Gardening, Green Design and Infrastructure, Urban Development, Recycling, Renewable and Alternative Energy, or Transportation.

  3. Projects must fall within the GCAP definition of sustainability by reducing the planet's overall environmental impact. (i.e. new recycling programs, purchasing LED lights, energy conservation awareness campaigns, etc.)

  4. Projects must have a clearly defined and measurable outcome.

  5. Projects must have an evaluation and follow-up component after funding has been dispersed. At the minimum, a project must include a report made to the GCAP Board after implementation, including the measured outcome.

  6. Projects must be submitted by UCR undergraduate students or organizations only.

  7. Projects must receive all necessary written approval by the appropriate campus officials prior to consideration (if applicable).

  8. Projects must be publicized to the campus undergraduate population.

  9. Projects must have undergraduate student participation.

  10. In the case of infrastructural improvements, staff oversight is required.

  11. Grants cannot be used for travel or off-campus conferences and registration fees nor shall it be used for any labor costs (security, janitorial, parking, etc.) except in the case of GCAP Committee travel.

  12. GCAP funding will not support sustainability projects already mandated by law or UCR policy, since UCR is currently obligated to allocate funds for such projects.

  13. Each project can receive up to $4,000.00 per quarter, contingent on availability.

  14. If applicable, the responsibilities for repair and maintenance of grant projects that may require future maintenance will fall to the sponsoring department.

  15. Submissions must include an itemized budget sheet which defines and clearly outlines item-by item what each GCAP funding opportunity is allocated towards. If there are any un-accounted amounts, you will not be granted funding unless further specified.

Post Grant.

  1. The official GCAP logo must be used and/or displayed in project execution. (i.e GCAP logo on t-shirts)

  2. As per the GCAP bylaws, funding cannot be used for research, mileage, travel, and/or registration fees. 

  3. There is a $250 limit on items purchased for the permanent use of your organization.

  4. There is a $600 limit on performance agreements. (i.e paying performers, speakers, and cooks)


All item listings are subject to review by the GCAP Committee.

After the conclusion of a project, a follow-up presentation must be made to the GCAP committee.

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