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Texas Environmental Excellence Awards (TEEA)

Awards to Texas Organizations, Companies, Agencies,
and Individuals for Outstanding Environmental Projects

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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

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Awards to Texas organizations, cities, counties, companies, and individuals to recognize outstanding achievements in environmental protection and preservation. Consideration will be given to environmental projects in the following nine categories: agriculture, civic and community, education, individual, innovative operations and management, pollution prevention, technical or technology, water conservation, and youth.

When reviewing the application instructions, please note that an “environmental project” is defined as something that is improving the environment. Examples of projects include:

-An environmental program that conserves energy, water, and/or minimizes waste/pollutants;
-New technology or an innovative way of management to reduce pollution;
-A person’s undertaking for improving the environment;
-An environmental education program;
-And more.

Select one of the nine award categories where you think the project fits best. Keep in mind that the application may be moved to another category. The categories are:

-Agriculture: Project’s success is due to changes on agricultural land (that is, land cultivated to produce a product, or used for raising or keeping livestock or poultry).

-Civic/Community: Project typically includes a mix of various community partners coming together to make improvements to the environment.

-Education: Project focuses on environmental education. Can include, but is not limited to, after-school programs, nature centers, environmental camps, in-class education programs, and recycling awareness programs.

-Individual: A person who initiates a project aimed at making environmental improvements or educating people about environmental stewardship; or, a person known for their lifetime environmental achievements.

-Innovative Operations/Management: Project’s success is due to changes in operation/management. Can include, but is not limited to, the application of innovative technology to improve operations, and applying an innovative solution for reusing or minimizing waste.

-Pollution Prevention: Project mainly focuses on source reduction efforts. The project aims to reduce, eliminate, or prevent pollution at its source, thus producing less pollutants that need to be controlled, treated, or disposed.

-Technical/Technology: Project’s success is due to a new technology, or a new technical approach.

-Water Conservation: Project focuses on water-saving techniques that aim to reduce consumption.

-Youth: Project is led by youth or relies on specific youth contributions and support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174840

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Award categories are open to citizens, communities, businesses, and organizations (including cities and counties).

Pre-Application Information:

Submit the application on or before September 29, 2017.

In the spring of 2018, staff will contact applicants to let them know how they finished.

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

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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P. O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087


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USA: Texas