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EPA Accepting Applications for Environmental Education Grants

Release Date: 11/20/2009
Contact Information: Terri A. White, 215-814-5523,

(PHILADELPHIA Nov. 20, 2009) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mid-Atlantic Regional Office is accepting applications from organizations seeking funding to help develop new or improve existing environmental education programs. EPA will take applications through Dec. 15, 2009 from organizations in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

EPA’s Environmental Education Grant Program allows the agency’s regional offices to award grants up to $50,000. Grants over $50,000 and up to $200,000 are awarded by EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Organizations seeking funding should submit proposals to: EPA Region 3, Attn: Kathleen Kirkland (3PA00), Office of Public Affairs, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103. Proposals must be postmarked by Dec. 15, 2009. Proposals postmarked after the due date will not be considered. The grant solicitation notice announcing the grants program is available on the Web at

For questions about applying for the grants, contact Kathleen Kirkland, EPA Environmental Education Grants Coordinator, at: , 215- 814-5176, or toll-free 1-800-352-1973.

Environmental Education grants provide funding to local education agencies, state education or environmental agencies, colleges or universities, not-for-profit organizations, or noncommercial educational broadcasting entities.

These projects should involve designing, demonstrating or developing education tools and materials. Projects should be environmental education activities that go beyond disseminating information.

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