EPA Issues Environmental Education Grant Solicitation Notice
Deadline: April 11, 2018
Under the Environmental Education Grants Program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment.
This program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, that serve to increase environmental literacy and encourage behavior that will benefit the environment in the local community(ies) in which they are located.
Separate solicitations were issued from each of the 10 EPA Regional Offices, and selections and awards will be made in each respective Region. Applicants must provide non-federal matching funds of at least 25%. Proposals should start no earlier than September 1, 2018.
Proposals must address at least one of these Educational Priorities to be considered eligible.
- Agricultural Education: Educating students and/or training their educators or community leaders on how to teach about environmental issues -- in such areas as integrated pest management, nutrient management, integrated vegetation management, and air, soil and water quality issues-- and how to find creative solutions to such issues.
- Community Projects: Increasing public understanding of the benefits of and participation in environmental and conservation stewardship through community collaboration on such issues as water and soil quality issues, food waste management, increase of locally sourced food in farm to table systems, management of ecosystem health and/or local fire or flood prevention and fire, flood or hurricane preparedness as related to human health and environmental protection.
- Career Development: Educating students of any age group and/or training their educators or community leaders on how to teach about environmental and conservation issues, solutions and stewardship for the purpose of encouraging interest in careers in environmental fields, including conservation, natural resources, chemical safety, and water and air quality management fields.
Sample topics include working collaboratively to educate school-aged children, their parents, and the community on food issues as related to environmental health issues; e.g.using farmers' markets and farm to table systems to teach about the environmental benefits of local food supplies.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the EPA website to view or download: a basic logic model template (under "Helpful Resources"), descriptions of projects funded under this program in each state and U.S. territory (under "Grants Awarded") and other education links and resource materials at http://www.epa.gov/education/
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