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Seeking Good Ideas: Environmental Education Grants Available

Release Date: 11/19/2008
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – Nov. 19, 2008) The call is going out to educators, education institutions, public/state environmental agencies and non-profit organizations that EPA is seeking applications for environmental education grants for fiscal year 2009. The applications must be postmarked by Dec. 18, 2008.

EPA funds environmental education projects that focus on educating teachers, students, parents or the general public about human health problems. These issues range from pollution; improving teaching tools and techniques for educators through workshops; building state or local capability to develop and deliver environmental education or public outreach programs; or promoting environmental careers and stewardship among students through hands-on activities.

The program also encourages projects that educate members of a community through community-based organizations, or educates the general public through print, film, broadcast, or other media to be more environmentally aware and make environment friendly decisions in their day-to-day lives.

Last year in New England, EPA awarded $189,000 of environmental education grants to 9 New England organizations. Most of the grant awards range from $10,000 to $30,000.

New England schools, universities, non-profit organizations and government agencies that would like to further environmental education can apply for grants by getting a copy of the solicitation notice.

More information:

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How to apply for EPA environmental education grants: (www.epa.gov/enviroed)

- EPA New England contact: Kristen Conroy (conroy.kristen [at] epa.gov) (617-918-1069)

- Applicants seeking $50,000 or less should send the application directly to the EPA regional office. For New England applicants, the address is: Kristen Conroy, U.S. EPA, One Congress St., Suite 1100 (RAA), Boston, MA 02114

- Projects requesting more than $50,000 should be mailed to EPA Headquarters at the Office of Environmental Education, 1704A, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Washington, DC, 20460