Thursday, October 31, 2019

DEP Hosts Nov. 18 Webinar On How To Apply For An Environmental Education Grant

The Department of Environmental Protection will host a November 18 webinar staring at 1:00 p.m. on how formal and informal environmental educators can apply for DEP Environmental Education Grants.
Funding for schools, colleges, nonprofits, county conservation districts, and businesses is available through the program. 
DEP Environmental Education Director Bert Myers will walk through the application process and answer questions in this free, 75-minute live webinar.
Projects with a local focus may receive up to $3,000, and regional or statewide initiatives may receive up to $20,000. Projects that engage students and teachers at the local, state, and national levels may be awarded up to $85,000.
While all topics are considered, water quality, climate change, and environmental justice are priority areas. Formal and nonformal education projects are eligible. 
Project examples include tours, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations focused on watershed stewardship and community action, renewable energy, energy conservation, vehicle idling, alternative transportation, and healthier air quality.
The Environmental Education Grants program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993, which mandates setting aside five percent of the pollution fines and penalties DEP collects annually for environmental education in Pennsylvania.
 Since inception, the program has provided more than $12 million in grants to more than 1,890 organizations statewide.
For all the details of the grant program, visit DEP’s Environmental Education Grants webpage.  Questions should be directed to Bert Myers, DEP's Director of Environmental Education and Information Center, by calling 717-772-1828 or sending email to:
DEP began accepting applications for grants October 31.  Applications are due December 31. 
Applications must be submitted through eGrants (first-time users will need to register). 
Visit DEP’s Environmental Education webpage for more information on educational resources available from DEP.  Click Here to sign up for DEP’s Teaching Green environmental education newsletter.
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[Posted: October 31, 2019]

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