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Environmental Education Capacity Building Grant Program

Capacity Building Grants for Environmental Literacy
Programs in Mid-Eastern Seaboard States

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The Chesapeake Bay Trust

Deadline Date:

08/31/12 5 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to local education agencies, college or universities, state education or environmental agencies, and non-profit organizations in Delaware, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia to assist in environmental literacy capacity building projects. Applicants must provide information on how the project will ensure that it addresses at least one of the following educational priorities: Capacity Building, Educational Advancement, Community Projects, Human Health and the Environment, EE Teaching Skills, and Career Development.

In addition, all applicants must provide information as to how they will ensure that they address at least one of EPA’s environmental priorities:
-Taking Action on Climate Change
-Improving Air Quality
-Assuring the Safety of Chemicals
-Cleaning Up Our Communities
-Protecting America’s Waters
-Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice
-Building Strong State and Tribal Partnerships

The strongest proposals will show committed partnerships from various organizations, institutions and agencies. The Trust strongly encourages grant applications for projects that increase awareness and participation of underserved communities. Preference will be given to projects that address one of the top ten ‘high priority’ needs identified by their jurisdiction’s respondents within the prioritization survey.

Not funded:
-Refreshments and T-shirts.
-Promotional collateral (e.g., Pens, key chains, etc.)
-Endowments, deficit financing, individuals, building campaigns, annual giving, research, fundraising, or venture capital.
-Construction activities.
-Political lobbying.
-Reimbursement for a project that has been completed or materials that have been purchased.
-Budget items that are considered secondary to the project’s central objective.
-Funding is generally restricted to projects on public property, private community-owned land, and conservation easements, unless otherwise specified in a grant program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 129859

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Must be one year or less and must start on November 1, 2012.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local education agencies, college or universities, state education or environmental agencies, and non-profit organizations within Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia

Individual primary and secondary schools

Pre-Application Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Chesapeake Bay Trust
Kacey Wetzel
410-974-2941 x104

Chesapeake Bay Trust
Jamie Baxter
410-974-2941 x105

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware;   Maryland;   Pennsylvania;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia