Ohio Environmental Education Fund Mini Grant Program

Grant

  • Type: State
  • Category: Not Stated
  • Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Award

  • Award Min: $500.00
  • Award Max: $5,000.00
  • Quantity: Not Stated

Timing

  • Deadline: Jan 17, 2018
  • Funding Available: Not Stated
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Eligibility:
Only Ohio-based entities may receive grant funding from the OEEF. Eligible applicants include:
Schools and universities, outdoor education facilities, nature centers, zoos
Municipalities, counties, townships and local government units such as health and park districts, soil
and water conservation districts, solid waste management districts and regional planning agencies
State agencies
Watershed groups (with local government sponsorship)
501(c)(3) nonprofit groups
Private companies and trade ass

Purpose:
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant proposals to be awarded funding from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF). Mini grants from $500 - $5,000 and general grants up to $50,000 each will be awarded to statewide and local organizations for the implementation of projects that raise awareness and educate the public about important environmental issues that impact the state. General grants will be awarded for up to a two-year term but we encourage projects to be completed within 12 months of the start date. These grants are targeted to environmental issues in Ohio where there is a significant need for more education and awareness. Projects that heighten or improve awareness and educate the public about steps that can be taken to address these issues will score significantly higher in the review process and receive more favorable consideration.
For 2017, the OEEF has five targeted areas of focus where Ohio EPA has determined an immediate need for more educational and awareness outreach efforts due to significant environmental impacts in our state:
projects that demonstrate and encourage best management practices for nutrients, including, but not limited to, targeted efforts to reduce nutrient loadings to rivers and streams from urban and rural areas;
projects that demonstrate and encourage the use of innovative storm water management practices;
projects that demonstrate and encourage the reduction of air emissions, including, but not limited to,
promotion of alternative modes of transportation;
projects that encourage and explain the importance of habitat restoration efforts to increase
biodiversity and improve air and water quality; and
projects that encourage pre-school through university students to explore careers in the
environmental sciences and environmental engineering.

Additional Info:
General grants up to $50,000 each will be awarded to statewide and local organizations for the implementation of projects that raise awareness and educate the public about important environmental issues that impact the state. General grants will be awarded for up to a two-year term but projects are encouraged to be completed within 12 months of the start date.

Note that any K-12 education projects in formal settings must also provide specific examples showing how student learning activities align with the Ohio Department of Educations New Learning Standards, posted at. Applicants must explain how the alignment was or will be conducted and by whom, and provide at least three examples of student learning activities that meet a specific state standard by grade band.

Letter of Intent Deadline July 10

see also: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/oeef/EnvironmentalEducation.aspx