The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday announced the award of the latest round of 35 Environmental Education Grants in 24 states, including one in Pennsylvania.
The grant in Pennsylvania went to Allegheny College in Meadville to fund an $89,693 education project on agriculture’s role in human and environmental health for public middle school students.
The agency funded grants ranging from $40,000 to $192,200, for a total of approximately $3.3 million.
Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 million and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, for a total of approximately $65.5 million supporting more than 3,600 grant projects.
This year, EPA distributed two types of grants under the EE Grants Program. Projects awarded under the Model Grants Request for Proposals are intended to serve as model, replicable projects; each project will be implemented in at least two states. Local Grant awards fund locally focused EE projects. EPA anticipates issuing a new RFP for Local Grants in the winter of 2015-2016.
The grantees were selected from more than 400 applications received in February and March of this year. This longstanding, highly competitive grants program supports EE projects that increase public awareness about environmental issues and provide participants with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment.
The program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques.For more information, visit EPA’s Environmental Education Grants webpage.