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Want TO Think Big?

Our Mission.

Our GCAP Large-Scale Initiatives provide higher, more competitive grant funding to undergraduate students who propose projects that aim to reduce the campus’s environmental impact at large.  


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

  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, and Transportation.

  3. Projects must meet 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 before 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 for 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. If the project will receive incentives or rebates, the GCAP committee must be made aware, and these funds should be returned to GCAP. 

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

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

  16. The GCAP committee must receive biweekly status reports.

  17. The GCAP committee may rescind initiative approval at any point for guideline non-compliance.

  18. 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 services, etc., must be submitted with an invoice contract and a W-9 four (4) weeks in advance of the 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 for performers and events is determined by the number of students served and will 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+ students:                $5,000 (maximum limit)

Post Grant.

  1. GCAP logo must be used and 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, or registration fees. 

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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