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37 organizations in 29 states receive EPA environment grants37 organizations in 29 states receive EPA environment grants

Environmental Education grants range from $50,000 to $100,000.

August 22, 2018

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The EPA has announced the 2018 Environmental Education Grants Program recipients.

The funding will range from $50,000 to $100,000 and go to organizations that provide environmental education activities and programs. The awards are going to 37 organizations in 29 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

This year’s education projects include:

  • Using a converted RV to serve as a mobile earth and environmental science lab in Appalachia.

  • Providing an experiential training for beginning farmers on sustainable agriculture production and farm management.

  • Raising public awareness through hands-on participation in prairie restoration and promoting environmental literacy and conservation stewardship.

  • Managing native and invasive vegetation ecosystems for healthy forests and waterways.

  • Conducting land revitalization activities to support a new rail line conversion project.

  • Fostering community food security by teaching communities to grow and care for their own community orchards.

  • Engaging middle and high school teachers and students in air and water quality monitoring and remediation.

  • Drafting a prototype EE curriculum focused on water quality in the arid Mountain West.

  • Increasing public awareness about outdoor water conservation and providing resources for homeowners to create water-efficient landscapes.

  • Introducing urban youth to environmental science, conservation, and careers in natural resources, through activities such as urban agriculture and forestry.

  • Teaching indoor gardening and encouraging school waste management projects.

  • Increasing public awareness and action on recycling.

  • Investigating storm resilience problems and create practical solutions to help mitigate flooding

To learn more prior grant winners, or to apply for future EE grant competitions, visit:  https://www.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants 

Since 1992, EPA has distributed a total of more than $75 million supporting more than 3,700 grant projects. The program traditionally provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques.

Source: EPA

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