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Windows of Opportunity

Grants to North Carolina K-12 Teachers
for Environmental Education Projects

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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NC Beautiful

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Grants of up to $1,000 to North Carolina K-12 teachers for environmental education and stewardship activities. Funding will support educational projects that foster student excitement about stewardship, promote natural resources protection, and cultivate an appreciation for the natural environment by getting students outside.

This grant program rewards teachers for their innovation and creativity in promoting environmental stewardship and appreciation of the environment among their students, and, in turn, enhancing the beauty of North Carolina.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176565

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000 per teacher or classroom

Term of Contract:

The grant period is January - June 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Windows of Opportunity grants are available to the following:

-Certified K-12 teachers in the state of North Carolina; project leaders must be full time teachers at the applicant school.

-The applicant school must be a recognized, accredited institution within the state of North Carolina. Public, private, and charter schools are eligible.

-The applicant school must follow the recognized Common Core & Essential Standards. After-school programs, mentoring programs, and preschool programs are not eligible.

Prior recipients of grants may not re-apply in two consecutive years.

Typically, NC Beautiful does not fund travel, outside services such as architects and landscapers, or items such as benches and picnic tables; however NC Beautiful may fund the purchase of materials to build items such as benches and tables.

Pre-Application Information:

The application should be completed and uploaded with the following timeline:
-Submission period: August 1 - November 30, 2018
-Evaluation of Applications: December, 2018
-Winners Announced: January, 2019
-Grant Period: January - June, 2019
-Final Report with Pictures & Copies of Receipts: June 30, 2019

Application Instructions:

Please email the funding source with your name, cell phone number, school name, school address, school phone number and county. NC Beautiful will then email you the Letter of Commitment that needs to be included with your application.

Contact Information:

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

Louise Carey

NC Beautiful
6700 Old Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
Tel: (919) 828-3190
Fax: (919) 828-3028

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina