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EPA Announces Availability of $2.7 Million in Environmental Education Local Grants

Release Date: 12/23/2014
Contact Information: Benjamin Washburn, 913-551-7364,

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(Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 23, 2014) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $2,730,000 of funding for Environmental Education Local Grants. The maximum allowed grant under the program is $91,000.

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues. The grants program also provides participants with the opportunity to develop skills needed in order to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward 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.

The deadline to apply for a grant is March 6, 2015. Please refer to the full announcement, including Section IV, for additional information on submission methods and due dates. The full announcement is available online.

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