Measure 43 Initiative

FY25 Grant Guidelines


The UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology is offering grants of up to $3000 to UCSC undergraduate students for campus food systems projects in fiscal year 2025 (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025). The application deadline is May 1, 2024.

Measure 43 funding ensures that all undergraduate students have access to education and programs that enhance their understanding of the food system and their food choices. Measure 43-supported programs and grants increase opportunities for classes, workshops, field trips, hands-on gardening experiences, research, and other campus activities related to food systems. The original ballot measure has more information on the scope of programs this funding can support.

Timeline for the FY25 grant cycle:

  • March 1, 2024 – FY25 Applications open. The FSWG co-chairs will host grant orientation sessions between March and May 2024.
  • May 1, 2024 – FY25 Applications close – grantees who have been awarded a grant in the previous cycle must also submit their reports using this template at this time
  • June 1, 2024 – FY25 Awards announced
  • July 1, 2024 (FY25 begins) – FY25 grant period begins
  • June 13, 2025 (Last day of spring quarter 2025) – FY25 Grant period ends; deadline to submit TOE requests

The Measure 43 Grant Committee will review all proposals, and awards will be announced by June 1, 2024.

If you have further questions, please contact the Grant Committee student co-chairs by emailing and cc-ing FSWG staff advisor Francis Ge at Thank you for your interest in applying!

About Measure 43

In the spring of 2010, UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students voted to institute a new student fee to fund Measure 43, the Sustainable Food, Health and Wellness Initiative. The measure passed with a 69% majority in an election that saw more than 42% of undergraduate students turn out to vote, setting a new campus record for voter turnout!

The fee generates more than $100,000 a year, administered by the Center for Agroecology in conjunction with student and faculty representatives. Fees support a variety of activities, including Research and Education Grants and a Speakers Fund.