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EPA Awards Grants for Environmental Learning, Looks for New Projects

Release Date: 9/29/2004
Contact Information: Sally Hanft
(206) 553-1207

September 29, 2004

Children settling into the first month of the new school year can look forward to benefiting from over $180,000 in federal funds to support their study of the environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Office announced the award of 16 Environmental Education Grants today distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

The grants were awarded to local organizations, government agencies, schools and universities whose projects strive to increase people’s knowledge and awareness about the environment and its associated challenges. The grant recipients are as follows:


      Alaska Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Assn - $10,530
      Calypso Farm & Ecology Center - $20,000

      Friends of Teton River - $6,200

      Polk Soil and Water Conservation District - $4,110
      Portland State University - $6,284
      Willamette Resources & Educational Network (WREN) - $24,992

      Bryant Elementary School PTA - $5,000
      Dayton School District #2 - $3,200
      East Valley School District #361 - $4,453
      Franklin Conservation District - $22,645
      National Wildlife Federation - $23, 485
      Olympic Park Institute - $5,000
      Port Townsend Marine Science Society - $13,735
      Rainshadow Natural Science Foundation - $4,900
      Wenatchee School District #246 - $10,146

Other State
      Center for Agricultural Partnerships - $23,500
      (For project in Washington)

“Educators have a tough job meeting state learning standards while providing well rounded curriculum,” said Ron Kreizenbeck, Acting Regional Administrator for the EPA. “Many of these projects give teachers the skills to develop children’s critical thinking skills around environmental issues while still meeting state education standards.”

EPA is currently soliciting grant applications for the coming year. Eligible organizations including schools, not-for-profit organizations, state and local government agencies, and tribal education agencies are encouraged to submit their applications by November 15th. The annual EPA grants program gives financial support to projects that increase the public’s awareness and knowledge about the environment, and provide skills to make informed decisions and take responsible action.

Application information is available on the EPA website: or by calling 1-800-424-4372.

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