Thursday, November 6, 2008

EPA Environmental Education Grants -- Solicitation Notice for 2009 CFDA 66.951

This document solicits grant proposals to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. This grant program provides financial support for innovative projects that design, demonstrate, or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques as described in this notice. Applications are due by December 18, 2008.

All proposals must satisfy the definition of “environmental education” as defined above and also address at least one of the educational priorities listed below to qualify for a grant. The order of the list is random and does not indicate a ranking as to which priority is most important. Further, large applications for Headquarters grants exceeding $125,000 from EPA must be more comprehensive in scope, and must support environmental education efforts over an entire state or multi-state area. For example, these larger grant proposals may develop and implement statewide environmental literacy plans to support K-12 school systems in aligning EE with state
education goals, incorporating standards for EE content in curricula, enhancing the knowledge and skills of teachers, and improving test scores of students; or, these grants may develop and promote accreditation and certification standards for EE programs and educators.
(1) Capacity Building: Increasing capacity to develop and deliver coordinated
environmental education programs across a state or across multiple states.
(2) Education Reform: Utilizing environmental education as a catalyst to advance state or local education reform goals.
(3) Community Stewardship: Designing and implementing model projects to educate
the public about environmental issues in their communities through state and local
government and community-based organizations, or through print, film, broadcast, or
other media.
(4) Health: Educating teachers, students, parents, community leaders, or the public
about human-health threats from environmental pollution, especially as it affects
children, and how to minimize human exposure to preserve good health.
(5) Teaching Skills: Providing professional development for teachers, faculty, or nonformal educators about environmental issues and content, such as sustainability, to improve environmental education skills.
(6) Career Development: Educating students in formal or non-formal settings about
environmental issues to encourage environmental careers.

Document Type: Modification to Previous Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-EE-09-02
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Nov 06, 2008
Creation Date: Nov 06, 2008
Original Closing Date for Applications: Dec 18, 2008
Current Closing Date for Applications: Dec 18, 2008 Please refer to the full announcement, including Section IV for additional information on submission methods and due dates.
Archive Date: Jan 17, 2009
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 95
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $5,000
CFDA Number(s): 66.951 -- Environmental Education Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Environmental Education Grants -- Solicitation Notice for 2009

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