Environmental Education Grant Opportunities
Ecology Grant Opportunities
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.
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.
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.
Due to legislative budget cuts, the Terry Husseman School Awards program is suspended for 2012 and 2013.
Non-Ecology Grant Opportunities
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.
Many good tools, including Directory of Watershed Resources for Washington, Oregon, Idaho & Alaska, and Guidebook of Financial Tools.
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.