Friday, September 11, 2020

DEP Now Accepting Applications For Environmental Education Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for the 2021 Environmental Education Grants Program.  The deadline for applications is December 11.  (notice)
Eligible organizations include schools, conservation districts, colleges and universities, incorporated nonprofit organizations and Pennsylvania businesses.  Non-eligible entities, such as municipalities, are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants.
Priority will be given to applications for activities on climate change, water and environmental justice.
Mini Grants of up to $3,000 may be awarded for local (school, county, municipality or other defined area) environmental education projects.
General Grants (Level I): From $3,001 up to $20,000 may be awarded for implementation of large-scale, regional or statewide environmental education projects.
General Grants (Level II): From $20,001 to $85,000 may be awarded for non-formal environmental education programs designed to widely engage teachers and youth at the county, state and national levels.
Oct. 14 Webinar
Register to attend a free webinar about these grants on October 14 starting at 1:00 p.m.
Since its inception, the Environmental Education Grants Program, established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993, has awarded more than $11 million in grants to 2,020 organizations statewide.
For all the details, visit DEP’s Environmental Education Grants webpage.  Click Here to download a printable flyer about the program.
For more information on environmental ed resources, visit DEP’s Environmental Education webpage.  Questions should be directed to Bert Myers, DEP Environmental Education and Information Center, call 717-772-1828 or send email to:
Click Here to sign up for DEP’s Teaching Green newsletter.
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