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EPA Awards $262,000 to Support Environmental Education Grants Projects in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee

10/01/2018
Contact Information: 
Jason McDonald (mcdonald.jason@epa.gov)
404-562-9203 , 404-562-8400

ATLANTA (October 1, 2018) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the selection of three organizations in the southeast region to receive $262,000 in funding for projects under the 2018 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program.  Nationwide, 37 organizations in 29 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were selected to receive $3.3 million in grant funding.

The organizations and education projects selected to receive the 2018 EE Grants in the southeast include:

• Appalachian State University, Boone, NC - $62,001 to use a converted RV as a mobile earth and environmental science lab in Appalachia.

• University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA - $100,000 to manage native and invasive vegetation for healthy forests and waterways.

• The Trust for Public Lands, Chattanooga, TN - $100,000 to conduct land revitalization activities to support a new rail line conversion project.

Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 million and $3.5 million in EE grant funding per year, for a total of over $75 million supporting more than 3,700 grant projects. The program traditionally provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques.

To learn more about current grant recipients, prior grants awarded, or to apply for future EE grant competitions, visit:  https://www.epa.gov/education

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