Environmental Education Local Grants Program (EPA)

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
03/07/2016 9 am PST
Organization: 
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Education.
Description: 

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

Category: 
Environmental Education, Education Development,
Funding Amount: 
Deadline Unknown for 2017. The total funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $2,730,000 nationwide. EPA expects to award 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 in federal funds. The award amounts and the number of awards are subject to the availability of funds, the quality and quantity of proposals received, and other applicable considerations.
Matching Funds: 
Applicants must demonstrate how they will provide non-federal matching funds of at least 25% of the total cost of the project.
Eligibility: 
Any local education agency, college or university, state education or environmental agency, nonprofit organization as described in Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a noncommercial educational broadcasting entity as defined and licensed by Federal Communications Commission may submit a proposal. (See link for tribal eligibility details.