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Participating in CSPP benefits a wide range of people in unique ways. Whether you are a university student or faculty member, a local government entity, community member, or business owner, CSPP engagement will likely serve your interests and result in a mutually beneficial partnership.

Become the next Community Sustainability Partnership Program partner!

Selection of the CSPP municipal partner involves a competitive application process that results in one partnership over the course of an academic year (August-May). The successful applicant will benefit from innovative applied research conducted by students under faculty supervision over a broad range of disciplines. The goal of the partnership is to advance the quality of life and sustainability objectives of the selected community by engaging the University in multidisciplinary projects of strategic importance to the community.

Benefits of Participation

• Partners receive a high return on investment with thousands of work-hours dedicated to high-priority projects in their communities.
• Partners gain access to the depth and range of knowledge, innovation, and expertise at USF.
• Communities often gain positive media attention, resulting in a greater volume of visitors, tourists, and investors.
• A vast array of possibilities will be explored, which may enable the completion of projects whose feasibility would otherwise be limited due to staff capacity, time constraints, or budget limitations.

Application information for the 2018-2019 partner will become available in the fall of 2017.