Sustainable Nevada Initiative Fund


The Sustainable Nevada Initiative Fund (SNIF) is the Associated Students of the University of Nevada’s environmental grant program. Undergraduate students from all academic disciplines and departments are invited to propose projects that enhance the sustainability of our campus and community. SNIF supports projects which are specifically aligned with the goals, standards, and commitments in the No Walls- 2025 plan. These plans are scored on their viability, quality of work plan and application, long-term output/effects, cost-effectiveness and/or return on investment, and finally measurable impact on resource conservation or other sustainability efforts.

This year, there is $10,000 set aside for the Sustainable Nevada Initiative Fund. Please be sure that your budget does not go beyond this number unless you are expecting external funding (which should be documented and outlined).

Application: The application for the SNIF Grant will remain open until the final close date of January 31, 2018, with special consideration given to applications submitted before the priority close date of January 1st, 2018.  Applications are expected to be thorough, with specific environmental impacts to the campus outlined, a detailed budget with quotes for materials, and a plan for future assessment included which details a post-implementation policy analysis.

To apply for the sustainability grant, please fill out The Sustainable Nevada Initiative Fund form. Application will open November 1st, the priority close date is January 1st, 2018, and the final close date is January 31st, 2018.

Projects chosen for funding by the sustainability committee will be notified by February 14th, 2018.


Q: Who decides on which sustainability initiatives to fund?
A: According to ASUN statute, the committee is overseen by the Director of Sustainability. The Director of Sustainability appoints a committee that consists of a professor from the Environmental Science Department, a representative from Campus Sustainability, a representative from Facilities, a representative from the Student Services Division, and any other members the he/she deems necessary.

Q: Can any kind of student apply for the  Sustainable Nevada Initiative Fund (SNIF)?
A: Any undergraduate student can apply for the fund regardless of academic discipline, and can apply individually, or on behalf of a group or club.

Q: How many sustainability applications will be funded?
A: It completely depends on the applications that are received and what the committee decides to fund. The committee may decide to fund one project at a full amount of $10,000, or may decide to fund five smaller projects with a $2,000 budget.

Please forward any other questions to  the Director of sustainability at