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EPA Awards $182,000 in Environmental Education Grants for Kentucky

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

(ATLANTA) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of grant awards under the 2015 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program. EPA awarded $182,000 in grants to Kentucky Association for Environmental Education and Earth Force, Inc. under the 2016 EE Grants Program later this year.

Projects address a range of topics and audiences.  The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education was awarded $91,000 to address the gap between scientific and popular understanding of climate change. Denver-based Earth Force was awarded $91,000 to implement their Green Schools Connects program within school districts in the state of Kentucky.    

The agency funded 35 grants from organizations in 26 states. Grants range from approximately $36,000 to $192,000, for a total of approximately $3,306,600 million. A full list of recipients is at the bottom of this release. Summaries of each project are available at http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants.

Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 million and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, for a total of approximately $68 million supporting more than 3,600 grant projects. This highly competitive grants program supports EE projects that increase public awareness about environmental issues and provide participants with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. The program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques.

To learn more about the grant winners, or to apply for future EE grant competitions, visit http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants.