Contact Us


All News Releases By Date


Environmental Learning Gets $200,000 Boost

Release Date: 12/18/2003
Contact Information: Sally Hanft
(206) 553-1207

December 18, 2003

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is supporting environmental education efforts in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska with 16 grants totaling $198,677. The grants are awarded annually to tribes, state and local governments, and non-profit organizations, schools and universities.

According to Sally Hanft, EPA's Regional Grants Coordinator, environmental education and the grant program are keys to reaching the region's overall goals of promoting environmental stewardship and protection.

"With environmental education grants, we get a great bang for our buck!" Hanft said. "We are impressed year after year with how much students, teachers, and community members are able to accomplish with these grants."

The EPA is currently accepting applications for the next round of grants through January 6, 2004. More information on applying for a grant can be found online or contacting the EPA at (800) 424-4372 or (206) 553-1200.

# # #