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EPA Seeking Applications for Environmental Education Grants

Release Date: 10/04/2005
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Contact: Kristen Conroy ( 617-918-1069

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2005; Release # kc051001

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New England Office is seeking applications from educators, education institutions, public/state environmental agencies and non-profit organizations for environmental education grants for fiscal year 2006. The applications must be received no later than Nov. 23, 2005. Environmental education solicitation notice is available (

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 $190,000 of environmental education grants to 13 New England organizations. Most of the grant awards range from $10,000 to $25,000.

New England schools, universities, non-profit organizations and government agencies that would like to further environmental education can apply for grants 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. Applicants seeking $50,000 or less should send the application into the regional office at One Congress St., Suite 1100 (RAA), Boston, MA 02114. Projects requesting more than $50,000 should be mailed to headquarters at the Office of Environmental Education, 1704A 1200 Pennsylvania Av NW. Washington, DC, 20460.

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