United States Department of Education
Awards to USA, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands schools, school districts, and IHEs to recognize excellence in implementing school sustainability practices. Award recipients will be honored for demonstrating achievement in the reduction of environmental impact and costs, sustainability and environmental education, and enhancement of school health and wellness. The purpose of the award program is to highlight cost-saving, health promoting, and performance-enhancing sustainability practices that will encourage other institutions and districts to adopt similarly innovative practices.
U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) is a public engagement initiative structured as a federal recognition award for school sustainability. It helps to facilitate state and local collaboration around school facilities, health, and environmental education.
ED-GRS nominees must show progress in each of the following areas:
For further information on each of these 3 Pillars and Elements, see the Eligibility page listed in Pre-Application Information below.
ED's award is called "U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools" and has "District Sustainability Award" and "Postsecondary Sustainability Award" categories.
GrantWatch ID#: 148039
Each authority is invited to nominate up to five schools or school districts and a single IHE. (For ED Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees, each authority is permitted as many as five pre-K–12 school or district nominations. For the Postsecondary Sustainability Award, each state may nominate one IHE 3 for progress in all three Pillars.)
The selectees are invited to a ceremony in Washington, D.C. where they receive a sustainable plaque and are the subject of media attention.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To contact the state departments of education (or equivalent jurisdictions) or state higher education authorities for information on selection in each state, see contact information at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/contacts.html
US Dept. of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202
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