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EPA Seeking Applications for Environmental Education Grants

Release Date: 09/28/04
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Contact: Kristen Conroy, Environmental Education Coordinator (617-918-1069)

For Immediate Release: Sept. 28, 2004; Release # 04-09-12

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Office is seeking applications from educators, education institutions, public agencies and non-profit organizations for environmental education grants for fiscal year 2004. The applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, Nov. 15. Environmental education requests for proposals are available at

EPA funds environmental education projects that focus on educating teachers, students, parents or the general public about human health problems ranging from environmental pollution; improving teaching tools and techniques for educators through workshops; building state or local capability to develop and deliver environmental education or public outreach programs; or promoting environmental careers and stewardship among students through hands-on activities.

The program also encourages projects that educate members of a community through community-based organizations, or educates the general public through print, film, broadcast, or other media to be more environmentally aware and make environment friendly decisions in their day-to-day lives.

Last year EPA New England awarded $197,000 of environmental education grants to 18 New England organizations. (For list of grants, see Most of the grant awards range from $5,000 to $15,000.

New England schools, universities, non-profit organizations and government agencies that would like to further environmental education can apply for a grant by getting a copy of the solicitation notice at, by sending a mailing address to Kristen Conroy at or by calling her at 617-918-1069.