United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
12/06/21 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, educational and environmental agencies, IHEs, and educational broadcasting agencies for educational activities that encourage environmental awareness. Applicants are advised that registration required to apply may take at least one month to complete. Funding is intended to support projects that foster environmental stewardship and awareness, and that demonstrate, disseminate, and design educational methods and techniques.
Under the 2021 EE Local Grant Program, 10 Requests for Applications (RFA) were issued nationally, one in each of EPA's ten Regions. The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in each Region is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.
In order to be eligible, all applicants must address at least one of the following EPA educational priorities:
Further details related to these priorities can be found in Section 1, Part D of the 2021 Solicitation.
In order to be eligible, all applicants must address at least one of the environmental priorities listed in any current solicitation notice. In the 2021 solicitation notice both environmental priorities and sample topics are listed (Section 1, Part D), and applicants are instructed to select a priority and specify a topic they will address under that priority (they could address one of the sample topics listed or propose another topic relevant to their local area and consistent with the Administrator’s priorities and the Agency’s Strategic Plan).
Further details (including sample topics) related to these priorities can be found in Section 1, Part D of the 2021 Solicitation.
Applications may address more than one priority in each category, but if more than one priority is addressed, then it is important that the application is clear which priority in each category (educational and environmental) is the focus of the project and why that focus was chosen for the proposed project.
Applications must specifically reference one or more of EPA's Strategic Goals in the application and explain how the project will support the goal(s). Read more about EPA’s Strategic Goals in EPA's Strategic Plan (in Supporting Documents below).
GrantWatch ID#: 150553
EPA expects to award three to four grants from each of the EPA's 10 Regional Offices for a total of approximately 30 to 35 grants nationwide.
The award amount for each of these grants will be no less than $50,000, and no more than $100,000 in federal funds.
EPA will accept applications for one or two-year project periods, but the total funding will be the same regardless of the project period. The application must demonstrate clearly how the project will be completed in the time frame proposed.
Applicants should plan for their projects to begin no earlier than July 1, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For specific questions regarding the EE Grants Program, email EEGrants@EPA.gov.
Region 1 - CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
U.S. EPA, Region 1
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: ORA 1-4
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Region 2 - NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
U.S. EPA, Region 2
New York, NY 10007-1866
Region 3 - DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV
U.S. EPA, Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Mail Code: 3OCTEA
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Region 4 - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN
U.S. EPA, Region 4
61 Forsyth Street SW
Mail Code: 9T25
Atlanta, GA 30303
Region 5 - IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
U.S. EPA, Region 5
77 West Jackson Boulevard
Mail Code: RM-19J
Chicago, IL 60604
Region 6 - AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
U.S. EPA, Region 6
1201 Elm Street, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75270
Region 7 - IA, KS, MO, NE
U.S. EPA, Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd.
Mail Code: ORA/OIA
Lenexa, KS 66219
Region 8 -CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
U.S. EPA, Region 8
1595 Wynkoop Street
Mail Code: 80C
Denver, CO 80202-1129
Region 9 - AZ, CA, HI, NV, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau
U.S. EPA, Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
Mail Code: OPA-1
San Francisco, CA 94105
Region 10 - AK, ID, OR, WA
U.S. EPA, Region 10
1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900
Mail Code: RAD 12-D12
Seattle, WA 98101
Headquarters - Washington, DC
U.S. EPA, Headquarters
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Mail Code: 1704A
Washington, DC 20460
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