HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced that $ 750,000 in available grants are available for environmental education projects. Additionally, DEP will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, October 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on funding for this grant and staff will review the application process, offer advice and answer questions. Registration is compulsory.
Environmental education grants are available to schools, colleges, community and environmental nonprofit organizations, county conservation districts, and businesses.
“This grant opportunity helps educators in their efforts to educate residents and visitors about ways to maintain the health and beauty of Pennsylvania,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.
While all subjects of education projects are taken into account, water quality, climate change and environmental justice are priority areas. Examples of projects include tours, demonstrations, hands-on learning experiences and workshops on river monitoring, rain gardens, wetlands, green infrastructure and other watershed management; solar and other renewable energies, alternative transport, energy conservation and other approaches to tackle climate change; and improving air quality and community and municipal partnerships to address local environmental challenges.
Local projects can receive up to $ 3,000 and regional or statewide initiatives can receive up to $ 20,000. Projects that engage students and educators at the local, state, and national levels can receive up to $ 85,000.
Applications must be submitted through eGrants (new users will need to register.) This round of grants has an application deadline of Friday, December 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.