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Ecology for Educators and Students

Environmental Education Grant Opportunities

Ecology Grant Opportunities

Public Participation Grants

Public Participation Grants are provided to citizen groups and not-for-profit organizations to help people participate in the decisions made at hazardous waste cleanup sites. The grants also provide funding for projects that promote proper waste management practices in homes, schools and businesses to prevent, reduce or clean up pollution.

Water Quality Financial Assistance

A combination of funding programs for protection and restoration of water quality, there is also eligibility under current grants for community pollution prevention education. Applications for funding are accepted annually starting September 1 and ending on the first Friday in November. The current funding eligibility requirements can be found (in the program Guidelines) on the appropriate annual funding cycle page of the Water Quality Financial Assistance website.

Terry Husseman Sustainable Schools Awards Program

Ecology rewards schools that embrace the principles of sustainability through the Terry Husseman Sustainable Schools Awards Program. Awards range from $500 to $5,000. Applicants can apply under one of three categories: Seed Award, Sustainable School Award, or Creative Environmental Curriculum Award.
Updated 3/22/2012 Due to legislative budget cuts, the Terry Husseman School Awards program is suspended for 2012 and 2013.

Non-Ecology Grant Opportunities

OSPI EE Partnership Grants for Nonprofits

Grants fund non-profits to join with local public schools for environmental education programs that are hands-on, interdisciplinary, aligned with state education standards, with innovative community partnerships for underserved, disadvantaged & multicultural populations.

Environmental Finance Center at Boise State University

Many good tools, including Directory of Watershed Resources for Washington, Oregon, Idaho & Alaska, and Guidebook of Financial Tools.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Education Grants

Contact the EE Clearing House for a booklet of grant opportunities in the Northwest. Call 1 800 424-4372.

Outdoor Classroom Grant Program, Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper and National Geographic Explorer! classroom magazine have partnered to create an outdoor classroom grant program to provide schools with additional resources to improve their science curriculum by engaging students in hands-on experiences outside the traditional classroom. All K-12 public schools in the United States are welcome to apply.