There may be a variety of grants (e.g. for student research projects focused on auditing your facilities), incentives (e.g. subsidies for installing onsite solar) and rebates (e.g. for installing energy-efficiency equipment) available to support your sports greening initiatives. Investigate whether there are accessible local, state, or federal subsidies for renewable energy, green building or other sports greening initiatives on your campus. You may find some of the following resources valuable.
For a list of energy efficiency incentives in your state, visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency. DSIRE, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States.
The U.S. EPA has assembled a database of funding sources for green building available at the national, state and local levels. This resource will ideally help you find a variety of funding sources including grants, tax credits, and loans to support sports greening initiatives on your campus.
U.S. Small Business Administration’s collection of “State and Local Energy Efficiency Programs” provides a list of state, local and regional programs that offer financial assistance in the form of grants and loans for making energy-efficient upgrades. These programs also offer free or low-cost technical assistance to help organizations conduct energy audits and implement energy efficient technology.