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EPA awards a nearly $100,000 environmental education grant to urban teaching farm in Prince George’s County, Md.

10/04/2018
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PHILADELPHIA (October 4, 2018) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $97,847 environmental education grant to Engaged Community Offshoots, Inc. in Riverdale, Maryland to support educating youths about sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation at an urban teaching farm.

“It is encouraging to see groups like the Engaged Community Offshoots take the initiative to get students involved in environmental projects,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “This organization educates and engages youth in conservation projects on an urban farm that is a valuable conservation asset to the community.”

Engaged Community Offshoots will use funding to support environmental educational programs for elementary, middle, and high school students including field trips to ECO City Farms, a nonprofit urban teaching and learning farm in Prince George’s County. Other projects will include in-school educational sessions and resources for school projects that focus on sustainable agriculture.

Engaged Community Offshoots is one of 37 organizations designated to receive $3.3 million for projects under the 2018 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program this year. Funding will range from $50,000 to $100,000 to organizations that provide environmental education activities and programs. The awards are going to organizations in 29 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

To learn more about grant winners, or to apply for future Environmental Education Grant competitions, visit: https://www.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants. This website will be updated as additional grants are awarded.

For more information about environmental education grants, visit: https://www.epa.gov/education

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