EPA Grant of $150,000 Awarded to Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (03/21/2012)

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(Kansas City, Kan., March 21, 2012) - EPA has awarded a $150,000 Environmental Education Grant to the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education, of Manhattan, Kan.

This grant will provide funding for approximately 19 small sub awards, up to $5,000 each, to organizations for the development and implementation of projects, programs and solutions to meet a variety of educational and environmental priorities. The sub awards will be based on priorities established through state environmental literacy and strategic plans from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. These projects will bring together diverse organizations working on a number of environmental issues that will meet the needs of their community. Mini-grant applicants will have the flexibility to support the strategic initiatives identified at the state level or through one or more EPA educational priorities such as community projects, human health and the environment.

“Expanding the conversation on environmentalism is one of the seven priorities of EPA and Administrator Lisa P. Jackson,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks. “These projects will inform and raise community awareness about environmental issues which help to preserve and protect our environment.”

The Environmental Education Grant Program is a competitive grant program that supports EPA’s efforts to enhance the public’s awareness and knowledge about environmental issues. This grant program supports environmental education projects to increase the skills and to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality and to take responsible actions toward the environment.

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