The Environmental Education Grants Program, created in 1992, promotes environmental awareness and stewardship on a local level by funding projects across the country. The agency has supported 3,600 projects so far with $2 million to $3.5 million awarded annually, and plans to select approximately 30 projects for funding this year with up to $91,000 each.
The grants are available for state environmental and education agencies, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations and tribal educational agencies, including schools and community colleges. All applicants must be based in the United States, and their activities should take place within the country, its territories or Canada and Mexico. Projects submitted for funding must promote environmental education practices, methods or techniques, and the funding can go toward their design, demonstration or dissemination.
The EPA is accepting grant proposals until April 8.