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Grants and Awards

Facilities Management is proud of our past accomplishments and grateful for the grant support we have received. Many of the projects that make JMU a safer, healthier, and more environmentally responsible community would not have been possible without the financial support contributed by the grant providors listed below. We thank you. 

Please view JMU's recent Grants and Awards below. 

Grants

2017
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2017 | In partnership with the Transportation Demand Management department,, JMU Facilites Management received a $4,500 grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation to support the installation of bicycle and pedestrian trail amenities on campus.
2015
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2015 | JMU Facilities Management received the Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant for $7,550 from the Virginia Department of Forestry to purchase 143 trees and shrubs and 400 seedlings to install in the riparian bufer from the Arboretum Stream Restoration Project. 
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2015 | JMU Facilities Management worked in close partnership with the City of Harrisonburg to receive $364,500 in match funds from Virginia Department of Transportation to fund the extension of the Bluestone Trail onto campus.
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2015 | In partnership with the Transportation Demand Management department, JMU Facilities Management received $3,000 from Enterprise Holdings to purchase transit screens to display real-time transportation data to encourage alternative transportation.
2014

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2014 | JMU Facilities Management received $200,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to complete the construction phase of the Arboretum Stream Restoration Project. 
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2014 | The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability and JMU Facilities Management received $20,000 from Dominion Power to create a walking and virtual environmental stewardship tour to educate the public and provide resources.
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2014 | JMU Facilities Management, and its partner Ecosystem Services, received $40,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to complete the design phase of the Arboretum Stream Restoration Project. 
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2014 | JMU Facilities Management received a Keep Virginia Beautiful grant of $750 to plant 6 trees and 19 shrubs, providing wildlife habitat, bank stabilization, and increasing biodiversity while beautifying a highly visible part of the stream adjacent to Veterans Memorial Park, home to JMU’s softball and baseball teams.
2012

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2012 | JMU Facilities Management and its partners, the City of Harrisonburg and the Town of Bridgewater, recieved a total of $100,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to conduct a retrofit study with the Center for Watershed Protection to identify the various local projects that would provide the most beneficial environmental impact. 
2010
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2010 | JMU Facilities Management and its partners received $325,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to complete stream restoration projects on Sibert Creek and the CISAT Hillside. 

Awards

2017
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2017 | JMU Facilities Management and project partners Ecosystem Services received a Best Urban BMP in the Bay Area (BUBBA) award for the Arboretum Stream Restoration Project, which restored 1,080 feet of a headwater tributary to Blacks Run, an impaired tributary of the South Fork Shenandoah River. 
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2017 | JMU's Newman Lake was designated by the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association as having the "Best Maintained Dam" of those publicly owned in Virginia.
2016
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2016 | JMU was awarded "Best Rehabilitation" for the Newman Lake Restoration Project from the Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association.
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2016 | JMU's MS4 Program for Stormwater Management received two gold-level designations for "Project Management" and "Innovation" from the Water Environment Federation.
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2016 | In partnership with Facilities Management, the Edith J Carrier Arboretum garnered the "Gold Leaf" award for outstanding landscape beautification from the International Society of Arboriculture for its stream restoration and volunteer tree planting activities with JMU and Eastern Mennonite University students and members of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society and the Central Master Naturalist groups.
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2016 | In partnership with the Office of Residence Life, Facilities Management, and faculty, JMU received an "Honorable Mention" from the Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for developing an innovative parntership to reduce energy consumption in residence halls.
2015
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2015 | JMU received the Best Institutional Project Award from the Greater Virginia Green Building Council for its LEED Gold level Student Success Center.
2014
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2014 | JMU received a silver-level Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.
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2014 | JMU received the Green Building Leadership Award from the Greater Virginia Green Building Council.
2013
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2013 | JMU won the Oustanding Univeristy Program award for Excellence from the Virginia Recycling Association.
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2013 | JMU received a bronze-level Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.
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2013 | JMU submitted its first Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Report to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and received a silver level rating.
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2013 | JMU received bronze-level designation as a Bicycle Friendly University from the League of American Bicyclists. 
2012

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2012 | JMU received the Honorable Mention Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.
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2012 | JMU received a Virginia Green Innovation Award for Wayland Hall, designated as the Best Green Institutional Project by the Virginia Sustainable Building Network.
2010
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2010 | JMU received a gold-level Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.