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Deadline is April 8 for Eligible Applicants to Apply for EPA’s 2016 Environmental Education Local Grants Funding

Release Date: 02/18/2016
Contact Information: Chris Whitley, 913-551-7394, whitley.christopher@epa.gov

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Lenexa, Kan., Feb. 18, 2016) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking grant proposals from eligible applicants for the 2016 round of funding from the agency’s Environmental Education Grants Program. These grants will support local environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment.

EPA’s Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. EPA expects to award up to three grants from each of the EPA’s 10 regional offices, for a total of approximately 30 grants nationwide. The award amount for each of these grants will be approximately, but no more than, $91,000. Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 and $3.5 million in grant funding per year through the EE Grants Program, supporting more than 3,600 grants.

Proposals are due by April 8, 2016. Please refer to the full announcement for details, available online.

Applicants must represent one of the following types of organizations to be eligible: a state education or environmental agency, a college or university, a nonprofit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a tribal education agency (which includes schools and community colleges controlled by an Indian tribe, band, or nation).

Applicant organizations must be located in the United States or territories and the majority of the educational activities must take place in the United States; or in the United States and Canada or Mexico; or in the U.S. Territories.

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