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Mini Grants

Sustainability Literacy Institute MiniGrant Funding

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2018-2019 CofC Sustains/Solves Theme of the Year: “Social Justice and Fair Distribution”

Why Offer Mini-Grants?

As the hub for sustainability literacy at the College of Charleston, the Sustainability Literacy Institute (SLI) views the engagement of students, faculty, and staff in sustainability projects and events as a high priority. In line with this desire for engagement, the SLI is offering mini grants (up to $1000 per proposal) for the purposes of creating a College community that is empowered to inculcate sustainability literacy. The SLI Mini Grant application should be used to apply for funding from the SLI to help with these endeavors with a specific focus on our 2018-2019 CofC Sustains/Solves theme of the year, “Social Justice and Fair Distribution.

Criteria for Selection

1. Overall level of impact of the proposed event/project on students and the campus.

2. Cross-campus collaboration and learning. a. Does the application provide strong evidence it will appeal to multiple Schools, departments, academic programs, clubs, or organizations? b. Does the project/event create a space and context for interdisciplinary discussion, dialogue, and collaboration around the Triple Bottom Line?

3. Connection to relevant QEP goals and student learning outcomes.

4. Connection to the annual QEP theme.

5. The expected number of students reached and impacted.

6. How many legs of the triple bottom line (TBL) the event addresses.

7. The detail of the budget and a plan for implementation.

8. The amount of requested funding.

9. Funding could be dependent on whether similar events/projects have been suggested/offered.

10. The proposal will help the SLI meet its operational goals, objective, mission, and values. 

Things to Note When Applying

Applicants are required to complete all sections of the application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding, as the information provided will be used to select which grant applications are funded. If assistance is needed in planning or budgeting an event/project, SLI staff will be willing to assist applicants complete the process.

Applicants should note that SLI funds are for on-campus (main campus, Grice Marine Lab, Dixie plantation, North Campus, Cigar Factory-MA Historic Preservation) use ONLY and cannot be used to cover travel or expenses related to activities that do not occur on any of these CofC campuses.

Any student, staff, or faculty member may apply for the mini grant. Applications for monies to be awarded for the spring, 2019 semester are due by October 5th, 2018 at 10pm. Please send completed applications to the SLI director, Todd LeVasseur, at levasseurtj@cofc.edu.

**Please note that all events using SLI mini grant funds must be alcohol free.**

**Please also note that minigrant recipients must follow all procurement guidelines and protocols in order to receive SLI monies. Please see the end of this application for further procurement information.** 

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