UMass Lowell and the City of Lowell have established the Green Community Partnership to advance sustainability with a focus on the city’s unique urban setting.
There is $50,000 available for joint university-community projects that advance sustainability in Lowell. Proposals must align with the sustainability goals in UMass Lowell's 2020 Strategic Plan and the City of Lowell’s Sustainable Lowell 2025 Master Plan to be considered for funding.
Grants will be awarded in the $500 to $10,000 range. Green Community Partnership Grants are funded by a generous donation from Nancy Donahue to the university and matched by city and community partners.
Applications must be submitted by March 6, 2020 and a committee comprised of university and city officials will review the proposals. Two open house events will be held to provide more details on the initiative and to provide guidance and support on proposed projects.
Chancellor Jacquie Moloney and City Manager Eileen Donoghue will announce the grant recipients on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
Teams comprised of UMass Lowell students, staff, and faculty working in partnership with organizations based in the City of Lowell are eligible to apply for grants up to $10,000. The application must be a joint university-community project that advances sustainability in Lowell. Please be sure to review the details on this page before applying. Reach out to the Office of Sustainability with any questions.
The Green Community Commission will work in collaboration with university and city representatives to identify sustainability projects and priorities that will be of benefit to Lowell. Initial focus areas are expected to include renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions, transportation improvements, pollution prevention and resource protection, and the strengthening of community partnerships to pursue sustainability initiatives. This new Green Community Partnership will build on existing, successful university and community sustainability initiatives to create positive environmental, physical and fiscal benefits for the City of Lowell and educational and employment opportunities for its residents.