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EPA Awards $150,000 to Environmental Education Association of New Mexico to Improve Collaboration

Release Date: 08/03/2012
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Jennah Durant at 214 665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov.

(DALLAS – August 3, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $150,000 to the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico (EEANM), which will use the funds to promote environmental education and implement a small grants program.

EEANM plans to lead a collaboration with the state environmental education associations from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, as well as the Albert I. Pierce Foundation. The associations will work together to fund a competitive small grants program for projects that meet EPA environmental education priorities while allowing applicants to respond to local needs. Through this broad collaboration, the state associations hope to build organizational capacity while expanding the involvement of local, state, and regional educational partners.

EEANM will issue at least 19 grants of $5,000 or less to environmental education organizations within EPA Region 6.

Additional Information on EPA grants is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6 is available at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html