The TGIF application process includes the submission of a completed application, and attendance at the TGIF hearings.
Applications must be turned in by the funding deadline listed on the Calendar page. Projects shall have received all necessary written approval by appropriate campus officials prior to consideration.
Each applicant is required to schedule a hearing time with the TGIF Committee. A Google sheet will be sent to all applicants to sign up for a time during the week following the application deadline. The hearing provides an opportunity for applicants to further elaborate on their needs and project goals to the Committee.
Project proposals may be submitted by UCLA students, staff, and faculty. Individuals and organizations outside of UCLA may not submit proposals. It is highly encouraged for the projects to be student initiated and must have undergraduate student involvemen.
Criteria for Projects
Projects must promote environmental sustainability on UCLA's campus. This includes off-campus projects which influence sustainability on-campus.
Projects must have a clearly-defined, measurable outcome.
TGIF funding will not support projects already mandated by law or UCLA policy directive (e.g., standards for new building construction), since UCLA is already obliged to allocate funds for such projects. TGIF will fund projects which go above and beyond minimum requirements.
All projects shall have a mechanism for evaluation and follow-up after funding has been dispersed. At minimum, a project plan must include a report made to the Grant-making Committee after successful (or unsuccessful) implementation. If a project is expected to have on-going benefits such as annual cost savings, the project plan must include a mechanism for tracking, recording, and reporting these benefits back to the Grant-making Committee on an (at least) annual basis.