|$5,000 Grants Available to Support EE in Massachusetts|
|Written by Cynthia Menard|
|Wednesday, 18 July 2012|
The vision of environmental literacy in New England is about to get a major boost. With a $150,000 grant from the U.S. EPA, the New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA) is soliciting proposals from non-profits, schools, and local or state agencies for sub-grants of up to $5,000. These grants will support projects that strengthen environmental education through capacity building on a state-wide level or that advance educational achievement by implementing the goals of state Environmental Literacy Plans. Acknowledging the importance of an environmentally literate citizenry, the EPA states, “environmental challenges require a population that is diverse, informed, and environmentally literate, willing and able to translate their knowledge and skills into decisions and actions that protect the environment in their communities.”
NEEEA, in close partnership with MEES and the other five professional environmental education associations that comprise NEEEA, will award at least 19 grants of up to $5,000 (three in each state) to projects that implement regional priorities such as:
In Massachusetts, examples of strategic EE objectives that can be realized within the scope of this sub-grant program include:
- Designing and conducting environmental literacy professional development programs for teachers
With a total project budget of $232,000 (with matching funds) for the region, this sub-grant
program dramatically increases MEES's capacity, enabling diverse organizations to support environmental literacy efforts, while fostering a more cohesive and collaborative EE community within Massachusetts.
Download the Request-for-Proposals and application package at www.neeea.org. Proposal
deadline is August 31, 2012.
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