2016 PA Environmental Education Grant Round Now Open

PA DEP logoNonprofit organizations, municipalities, schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts and even businesses may apply to Pennsylvania’s Environmental Education Grant Program.

The grants provide funding to develop programs and projects that support environmental education and include teacher professional development; curriculum integration; outdoor learning resources; transportation to field study sites; water chemistry testing equipment; and educational events. A match is not required, although organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a match, which may be cash or an in-kind contribution.

Deadline for applications is December 18, 2015. For more information and grant applications, click here>>.

What’s New for 2016 Environmental Education Grants ?

Changes include:

  • Application Due Date: Applications must be postmarked to DEP no later than Dec. 18, 2015. Applications from ineligible organizations, faxes, emails and late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Timeline: All awards will be announced on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2016. Awarded projects may begin on or after July 1, 2016. All projects must be completed by June 30, 2017. Final reports must be submitted by July 15, 2017. No time extensions will be granted.
  • Grant Amount: Organizations may apply for up to $3,000. All projects are eligible for advance payment upon request.
  • Financially Distressed Municipalities Act of 1987: Preference will be given to applicants that are approved distressed municipalities under Act 47, Financially Distressed Municipalities Act of 1987. Such a municipality must be identified on the Department of Community and Economic Development’s website to be eligible.

Get all the details at the PADEP webpage.



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