DEP: $900 K in Grant Money Available for Education Projects
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking applicants for $900,000 in state grant funding available for environmental education projects.
The grants are available to schools, colleges, nonprofit community and environmental organizations, county conservation districts, and businesses, for projects that engage teachers, youth and residents in actions that help protect Pennsylvania’s natural resources.
While all education project topics are considered, priority areas are water quality, climate change and environmental justice.
Project examples include tours, demonstrations and hands-on learning experiences, and workshops on stream monitoring, rain gardens, wetlands, green infrastructure and other watershed stewardship; solar and other renewable energy, alternative transportation, energy conservation and other approaches to address climate change; and improving air quality and community and municipal partnerships to address local environmental challenges.
Projects with a local focus may receive up to $5,000, and regional or statewide initiatives may receive up to $30,000. Projects that engage students and teachers at three levels, local, state and national, may be awarded up to $85,000.
For more information, click here. Nearly a Million Dollars in Grant Funding Available for Environmental Educational Projects.
The deadline to apply is December 9, 2022.