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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 3,700 grants. 

The Environmental Education Grants Program issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in early spring 2018.  That RFP closed in April 2018 and 37 grants have been awarded for a total of over $3.3 million. Updates to the website are coming soon. 

There will not be a solicitation for proposals for Fiscal Year 2019. An announcement about the Fiscal Year 2020 EE Grant Program will be made sometime in the fall of 2019. You can watch this site for that announcement or you can sign up for the EEGrants List Serv by entering your email address in the space provided on this page under "EE Grants Listserv".

How to Apply

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 and which are recognized as eligible for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians and which are not administered by the Bureau of Indian Education.)
  • 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.
Complete the Application and Budget Forms, according to the directions in the RFP.
  • 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. All applications must be submitted 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):
      1. Project Summary (recommended 1 page)
      2. Detailed Project Description
      3. Project Evaluation Plan
      4. Detailed Budget Showing Match and Sub-grants (not included in the page limit)
      5. Appendices (not included in the page limit)
        • Timeline
        • Logic Model Showing Outputs and Outcomes
        • Programmatic Capabilities and Past Performance
        • Letters Stating Responsibilities of Partners, if applicable
Submit the Proposal Materials.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov, by following the instructions in the RFP.

Application Forms

You are required to submit standard government forms as part of your application. Please refer to the latest solicitation notice for specific requirements.

Helpful Resources for Applying

Webinar and Teleconference Information

The EPA Office of Grants and Debarment offers periodic webinars on general issues relating to grant applications and management.

The Office of Environmental Education hosted multiple webinars and teleconferences to review the 2018 EE Local Grants Program Request for Proposals.  Review the webinar and teleconference slides, as well as a recording of the most recent teleconference.

EPA Contacts for EE Grants

If you have questions regarding an open EE grants solicitation, please send them to EEGrants@epa.gov or read the Frequently Asked Questions for the current RFP.  For other any questions regarding the environmental education grants program, please contact your regional coordinator.

Region Name
Region 1 - CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT

Kristen Conroy
U.S. EPA, Region 1
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code ORA 1-1
Boston, MA 02109-3912
conroy.kristen@epa.gov

Region 2 - NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Wanda Ayala or Jennifer May
U.S. EPA, Region 2
290 Broadway
26th Floor
New York, NY 10007-1866
ayala.wanda@epa.gov or may.jennifer@epa.gov
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
kirkland.kathleen@epa.gov
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
mcdonald.jason@epa.gov
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
gavin.megan@epa.gov
Region 6 - AR, LA, NM, OK, TX Paula Flores-Gregg
U.S. EPA, Region 6
Office of External Affairs
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200
Mail Code 6XA
Dallas, TX 75202
flores.paula@epa.gov
Region 7 - IA, KS, MO, NE Emily Albano
U.S. EPA, Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd.
Mail Code RGADOPA
Lenexa, KS 66219
albano.emily@epa.gov
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
dew.wendy@epa.gov
Region 9 - AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, Guam, Mariana Islands Eric Canteenwala
U.S. EPA, Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
Mail Code LND-2-1
San Francisco, CA 94105
canteenwala.eric@epa.gov
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
hanft.sally@epa.gov
Headquarters - Washington, DC Karen Scott
U.S. EPA
Office of the Administrator/Office of
Environmental Education
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW (WJC
North, Room 1426, MC-1704A)
Washington, DC 20460
eegrants@epa.gov

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.  More than 3,700 grants have been awarded nationwide since 1992. 

Explore EE Grant DescriptionsExplore EE Grant Projects 

View a searchable list of all environmental education grants to explore details about the types of projects supported by the EE grants program. The list can be filtered by year, state, and EPA Region and the data can be downloaded. You can also conduct a keyword search to find grants, such as those related to environmental topics, types of audiences, and educational methods.

View national statistics for EE GrantsNational Environmental Education Statistics

View charts and data that depict national statistics for all EE Grants awarded since 1992.  The charts illustrate the number of EE grants and amount of funds awarded competitively through the EE grants program, including:  

  • Grants by Year
  • Grant Funding by Year
  • Audiences Reached by EE Grants
  • Types of Organizations Receiving EE Grants
  • Environmental Issues Addressed by EE Grants