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Grants to Oklahoma Teachers, Schools, and Organizations for Youth Environmental Learning Projects

Environmental Education Grant Program


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Funding Source
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Office of External Affairs (OEA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oklahoma

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/01/23 11:59 PM CT Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $1,500 to Oklahoma teachers, PreK-12 schools, youth group leaders, school environmental clubs, and youth-serving organizations for environmental learning programs and environmentally focused projects and strategies. Eligible projects include but are not limited to the following categories: environmental club projects, outdoor classroom revitalization, edible gardens, recycling, composting, green schools, and environmental education projects.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks to encourage teachers and youth leaders to develop effective environmental education programs, environmental projects and/or strategies by offering yearly environmental education grants.  

The proposed project must:

  • Have an environmental education focus
  • Include direct student involvement
  • Contain clear ties to classroom learning objectives or state curriculum standards
  • Be completed by the end of the next school year. 

Additional suggestions: 

  • Community collaboration is strongly encouraged


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be an Oklahoma teacher, public or private (preschool-12th grade), school environmental club, youth group leader, and/or organization with a youth component to apply for the grant.

Any organization, community group, nature center, museum, school, etc. that is based in Oklahoma and that involves youth in environmental and/or conservation education are welcome to apply for this grant.

Grantees must be a vendor with the state of Oklahoma.

Pre-Application Information
Grant closing date of December 1, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. central time.

If your application is successful, you can expect to receive a check in April.

Estimated Size of Grant
This year, the maximum amount you can apply for is $1,500 and the minimum is $200.

Term of Contract
- All projects must conclude by May 15, 2025.
- Agreements expire June 30, 2024.

Contact Information
Submit applications to:

Or send a hard copy to:
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Attn: Sara Ivey, Office of Communication & Education
P.O. Box 1677
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677
Phone: 405-702-7122

Education Programs & Services Coordinator
Office of External Affairs
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
405.702.7122 (Office)

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