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The goal of the GCAP Large-Scale Initiative is to provide competitive grants to undergraduate students that propose projects that aim to reduce the campus’s environmental impact at large.  


  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/Education, Food Insecurity, Sustainable Farming/Gardening, Green Design/Infrastructure, Urban Development, Recycling, Renewable/Alternative Energy, and 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 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.

  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/registration fees 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 already obligated to allocate funds for such projects.

  13. Project should serve the UCR community at large.

  14. If the project will receive incentives or rebates, the GCAP committee must be made aware. These funds should be returned to GCAP. 

  15. A committee member (or staff) should attend all construction meetings.

  16. Once the bidding process is completed, you must show the committee conceptual drawings.

  17. GCAP committee must receive biweekly status reports.

  18. GCAP may rescind initiative approval at any point for guideline non-compliance.

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


Payment requests for professional speakers, performers, DJ’s, services, etc. must be submitted with an invoice/contract and a W-9 four (4) weeks in advance of any event. Contracts and payments must adhere to all ASUCR and University policies and procedures regarding risk and event management.  Payments will be made directly to the professional and shall not be reimbursed.  Funding is limited as follows:


Funding for above events will be determined by number of students served, and shall be limited as follows:


0 – 50 students:               $2,000

51 – 100 students:           $2,500

101 – 150 students:         $3,000

151 – 200 students:         $3,500

201 – 250 students:         $4,000

251 – 300 students:         $4,500

301 or more students:    $5,000 (maximum total limit)

Post Grant.

  1. 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. 

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

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

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