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Grants to Virginia Teachers and Group Leaders in Eligible Counties for Environmental Education

Billie Fitzgerald Memorial Conservation Grant


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Funding Source
Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Virginia: Accomack and Northampton Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/31/23 - Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $400 to Virginia teachers and community group leaders in eligible counties to promote environmental education. Funding is intended for activities such as nature trails, recycling programs, outdoor classrooms, storm drain stenciling, butterfly gardens, materials for water quality testing, bird feeders for a schoolyard, and field trips for environmental study. Eligible applicants are located in Accomack and Northampton Counties.

Ideas include the development of outdoor classrooms and nature trails; purchase of materials and equipment for special displays and exhibits, including information booths at community events; water quality, monitoring activities; demonstration sites; recycling projects; or Arbor Day observances.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Grants are available to Teachers, 4-H Club Leaders, FFA Advisors, Ecology Club Sponsors, Garden Club Sponsors, Garden Club Representatives, Arbor Day Coordinators, and other school and community group leaders planning a conservation education project.

The Eastern Shore Soil & Water Conservation District Endowment Committee does not fund beautification projects, food, or money for textbooks.

Pre-Application Information
Application forms are due to ESSWCD by March 31, 2023.

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $400

Contact Information
Email the application form to

Or submit to:
Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District
22545 Center Parkway
Accomac, VA 23301-1330

Direct questions to Education Director, Julie Head, at the email address above or call (757) 302-4433.

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