U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants in 26 States

Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 million and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, for a total of approximately $68 million supporting more than 3,600 grant projects.

By - May 31st, 2016 11:55 am

(WASHINGTON) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of grant awards under the 2015 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program. EPA will award grants under the 2016 EE Grants Program later this year.

Projects address a range of topics and audiences, including tribal middle school education in Washington, watershed literacy in Montana, urban agriculture in Oklahoma, teacher training in Louisiana, green infrastructure in Ohio, and EE in community colleges in New England.

The agency funded 35 grants from organizations in 26 states. Grants range from approximately $36,000 to $192,000, for a total of approximately $3,306,600 million. A full list of recipients is at the bottom of this release. Summaries of each project are available at http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants.

Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 million and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, for a total of approximately $68 million supporting more than 3,600 grant projects. This highly competitive grants program supports EE projects that increase public awareness about environmental issues and provide participants with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. The program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques.

To learn more about the grant winners, or to apply for future EE grant competitions, visit http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants.

2015 Grant Awardees by State

Alaska

Alaska Songbird Institute
http://aksongbird.org/
Alaska Swallow Monitoring Network – Fairbanks and Native Villages, Alaska

California

Merito Foundation
http://www.meritofoundation.org
Energy Efficiency to Mitigate Climate Change & Ocean Acidification

Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/
Watsonville Area Teens Conserving Habitats (WATCH)

The Energy Coalition*
http://energycoalition.org/
PEAK Plus

Tuolumne River Preservation Trust
http://www.tuolumne.org/
Water Ways: An Environmental Education Pathway Towards Water Literacy in Stanislaus County

Colorado

EForce – Earth Force Inc
GreenSchoolsConnect 

Connecticut

New Haven Ecology Project, Inc.
http://www.nhep.org
TEACH CITY

Florida

Florida Gulf Coast University
Creating Learning Experiences and Addressing Needs of Watersheds and Aquifers Through Entrepreneurial Research (CLEAN WATER)

Idaho

Friends of the Teton River, Inc.
http://tetonwater.org/
Teton County WaterWise Initiative – Driggs, Idaho

Illinois

Board of Education City of Chicago 299: Service Learning Initiative Environment Program*
http://www.cps.edu
Calumet Is My Back Yard (CIMBY)

Kansas

Wichita State University and the Environmental Finance Center
http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/
Careers in Water Stewardship

Kentucky

Kentucky Association for Environmental Education
Addressing Climate Literacy through Concerted Community-based Initiatives

Louisiana

University of New Orleans
http://www.uno.edu/
Headwater to the Delta Connection in Louisiana

Maine

Bates College
http://www.mainecompact.org
Community Colleges for Environmental Stewardship

Maryland

Izaak Walton League of America
http://www.iwla.org
Creek Freaks Camps and Afterschool Program

Massachusetts

Greenagers, Inc.
http://www.greenagers.org
Crafting the Landscape

Massachusetts Audubon Society
http://www.massaudubon.org
Building Climate Action Communities

Michigan

Michigan State University
http://www.kbs.msu.edu/
Teaching Science Outdoors: A Pathway to Enhancing K-5 Teacher and Student Environmental Education

Minnesota

Minnesota Humanities Center
http://www.minnesotahumanities.org/
Smithsonian Water Project: Minnesota Humanities Center

Missouri

St. Louis University
http://www.slu.edu
St. Louis Ozone Gardens Project

Montana

Montana State University
http://www.montana.edu
Empowering Community Stewardship in the Headwaters

Montana State University
http://www.montana.edu
Pursuit of Educational Advancement toward Careers in Environmental Fields (PACE) for Montana Tribal College Students

The Watershed Education Network
http://www.montanawatershed.org
Western Montana Place-Based Watershed Education Program

New Jersey

Greater Newark Conservancy
http://citybloom.org/
Education Programming for Newark Public Schools

New Mexico

Asombro Institute for Science Education
http://www.asombro.org/index.htm?mn=0
New Mexico Climate Champion

New York

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
http://ccejefferson.org/
Onsite Organics Diversion for Youth Camps

Syracuse University
http://www.syracuse.edu
Using the Thanksgiving Address to Advance Environmental Literacy and Environmental Stewardship

Ohio

Columbus State Community College
http://www.cscc.edu/
Green Infrastructure Educational Program

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University
http://go.okstate.edu/
Incorporating Water and Environmental Education into Oklahoma City Charter School Curricula

Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
https://www.sru.edu/
Healthy Planet, Healthy People Summer Camp and Community Project Incubator

Virginia

Friends of the Rappahannock
http://www.riverfriends.org/
Rappahannock Regional River Student Stream Team

Marine Science Consortium, Inc.
http://www.cbfieldstation.org/
Educating for Sustainable and Resilient Communities

National Recreation and Park Association*
http://www.nrpa.org/default.aspx
Creating Opportunities for Meaningful Environmental Education in Park and Recreation Out-of-School Time Programs

Washington

University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology and Indigenous Wellness Research Institute
http://www.conservationbiology.uw.edu/
Culture-Based Environmental Education for Tomorrow’s Tribal Leaders – Washington State

Wisconsin

The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System*
Colaboracion Ambiental – Latino Earth Partnership

*Grant awarded by EPA headquarters.

 

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