May 2 Deadline for $1.9 Million in Environment Education Initiative Grants

A slew of grant funding is available over the next several months for state, local and tribal governments from several federal agencies, and application deadlines are approaching quickly for some of them.

May 2 is the date to apply for EPA Environmental Education Regional Grants totaling $1.9 million, the EPA said in a press release.

Local education agencies, colleges or universities, state education or environmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and noncommercial educational broadcasting entities are eligible for these grants. The EPA is seeking grant proposals that support environmental education projects promoting environmental stewardship and helping develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens, the EPA said. Funds will go to “projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques” that fit the criteria, the agency’s release said.

Grants will range from $15,000 to $100,000 and total about $1.9 million. A minimum of two grants will be awarded by each of EPA’s 10 regional offices, with about 20 grants total being issued nationwide. For more information contact Karen Scott at, or read the full notice on EPA’s website.

This is part of a total of more than $273 million available from several federal agencies for various climate and energy initiatives that the EPA announced on April 13.

Besides the EPA, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are looking for proposals on topics including energy efficiency, regional planning, heat island projects, and community education, the EPA said.

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