EPA to award $3 million in educational grants, Indiana applicants welcome

October 31, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant applications for environmental education programs.

The EPA will award up to $3 million in total grant money to local environmental education projects across the country.

Each of the EPA’s 10 regions will receive three or four grants. Indiana applicants can apply for the grants under Region 5, which also covers Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

“This funding will support projects aimed at educating and inspiring the next generation of Americans to tackle pressing environmental challenges like marine litter and food waste,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in a statement.

The grants, which are available through the Environmental Education Grant Program, will also support projects on recycling and waste reduction, among other environmental topics.

Successful applications will “increase public awareness on various environmental matters and enhance participants’ abilities to make informed decisions on environmental issues prospectively,” according to an EPA press release.

Applicants will submit a work plan up to 8 pages in length and include a project summary, detailed project description, evaluation plan, budget, and timeline.

Applications are currently open for local and state education agencies, environmental agencies, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations. A full list of eligible entities can be found here.

EPA to award $3 million in educational grants, Indiana applicants welcome