Environmental Education (EE) Grants
Under the Environmental Education Grants Program, EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, supporting more than 3,600 grants.
How to Apply
The 2016 EE Grants Program includes one Request for Proposals (RFP), also known as a Solicitation Notice. The 2016 EE Local Grants RFP is currently available in PDF format. The RFP will be available on www.grants.gov shortly.
There will not be an RFP for EE Model Grants in 2016.Determine Eligibility
- Applicants must represent one of the following types of organizations to be eligible for an environmental education grant:
- local education agency
- state education or environmental agency
- college or university
- non-profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- noncommercial educational broadcasting entity
- tribal education agency (which includes schools and community colleges controlled by an Indian tribe, band, or nation)
- Applicant organizations must be located in the United States or territories and the majority of the educational activities must take place in the United States; or in the United States and Canada or Mexico; or in the U.S. Territories.
- Each RFP contains complete instructions for submitting a proposal, including all required information and limitations on format. A summary of the required information is below. Read the RFP thoroughly for application procedures, including those for applying through www.grants.gov.
- Find the forms on the "Application Forms" tab. Materials should be submitted in the following order:
- Two Federal forms: Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424) and Budget (SF 424-A)
- Work Plan (up to 8 pages):
- Project Summary (recommended 1 page)
- Detailed Project Description
- Project Evaluation Plan
- Detailed Budget Showing Match and Sub-grants (not included in the page limit)
- Appendices (not included in the page limit)
- Logic Model Showing Outputs and Outcomes
- Programmatic Capabilities and Past Performance
- Letters Stating Responsibilities of Partners, if applicable
- Applications must be submitted electronically. Submit to www.grants.gov by following the instructions in Appendix IV of the RFP.
You are required to submit two standard forms as part of your proposal. Please refer to the RFP for specific application requirements. You must submit:
- SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance
- SF-424A, Budget Information
Find these and other forms at www.grants.gov. You are not required to complete other standard forms as part of your initial proposal. Only finalists in the selection process will be asked to complete federal forms other than the SF-424 and 424A.
Helpful Resources for Applying
The Office of Environmental Education will host at least one webinar or conference call regarding the 2016 EE Local Grants RFP. The date and time will be posted when available.
The EPA Office of Grants and Debarment also offers periodic webinars on general issues relating to grant applications and management.
EPA Contacts for EE Grants
If you have questions regarding an open EE grants solicitation, please send them to EEGrants@epa.gov. For other any questions regarding the environmental education grants program, please contact your regional coordinator.
|Region 1 - CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT||
|Region 2 - NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands||Wanda Ayala or Jennifer May
U.S. EPA, Region 2
New York, NY 10007-1866
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Region 3 - DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV||Kathy Kirkland
U.S. EPA, Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Mail Code 3PA00
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
|Region 4 - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN||Jason McDonald
U.S. EPA, Region 4
61 Forsyth Street SW
Mail Code 9T25
Atlanta, GA 30303
|Region 5 - IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI||Megan Gavin
U.S. EPA, Region 5
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Mail Code AT-18J
Chicago, IL 60604
|Region 6 - AR, LA, NM, OK, TX||Bonnie King
U.S. EPA, Region 6
Office of External Affairs
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200
Mail Code 6XA
Dallas, TX 75202
|Region 7 - IA, KS, MO, NE||Kathleen Fenton
U.S. EPA, Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd.
Mail Code RGADOPA
Lenexa, KS 66219
|Region 8 -CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY||Wendy Dew
U.S. EPA, Region 8
1595 Wynkoop Street
Mail Code 80C
Denver, CO 80202-1129
|Region 9 - AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, Guam, Mariana Islands||Jorine Campopiano
U.S. EPA, Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
Mail Code CED-4
San Francisco, CA 94105
|Region 10 - AK, ID, OR, WA||Sally Hanft
U.S. EPA, Region 10
1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900
Mail Code ETPA-202
Seattle, WA 98101
|Headquarters - Washington, DC||Karen Scott
Office of the Administrator/Office of
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW (WJC
North, Room 1426, MC-1704A)
Washington, DC 20460
EE Grants Awarded Since 1992
Grantees are located in all 50 states and various U.S. territories. Each grant addresses one or more environmental issue, and an educational priority such as teacher training, educational advancement, or career development. A summary of these national statistics is provided below.
More than 3,600 grants have been awarded nationwide since 1992.
Statistics for 1992-2014 (all EE grants)
Types of Organizations
|Local government agency (county/city)||251||$2,876,849|
|School/school district/school board||588||$6,371,351|
|State government agency||161||$4,097,349|
|Tribal education or tribal non-profit organization||68||$900,702|
|General environmental literacy||1,337||$25,158,854|
*Many grants are directed toward more than one audience and address multiple environmental issues, so numbers exceed 100%.