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2018 MEEA Get 'Em Outside Mini-Grant

Grants to Montana Nonprofits, Schools, Agencies, and Teachers
for Outdoor Environmental Education Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Montana Environmental Education Association (MEEA)

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Grants of up to $500 to Montana nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies, homeschool organizations, and public school teachers for outdoor programs that provide environmental learning opportunities. Funding is intended to enhance students’ knowledge about the place they live and increase environmental literacy.

With this funding, MEEA would like to be able to provide valuable resources possibly not available otherwise to both formal classroom and nonformal educators across Montana, fostering excellence in environmental education.

Due to a one-time funding opportunity, this year MEEA has dedicated a portion of the grant money specifically to Montana public school teachers.

Past grants have funded a wide range of program materials, transportation costs, wages and stipends for presenters and program facilitators, and in a very few cases, food and meals as needed to accomplish program goals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177098

Number of Grants:

MEEA is able to offer 7 mini-grants in 2018. Four of those grants are the standard grants open to all educators and organizations MEEA has offered in the past. New for this year only, due to a specific source of funding, 3 additional grants are available to public school teachers teaching in Montana.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The mini-grant program provides up to $500 per grant.

Term of Contract:

Mini-grant programs must be implemented and funds must be spent by December 31, 2018, at which time final reports will be due.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Montana schools, homeschools, nonprofit organizations and tax exempt government agencies are eligible to apply.

Educators are encouraged to apply, either individually or with a team. Both informal program providers, and teachers in a formal education setting are eligible to apply for and receive this grant.

MEEA membership is not required to apply, but the MEEA requests that those selected for a grant become members.

More information regarding MEEA membership may be found here:

Pre-Application Information:

Get ‘Em Outside Mini-Grants proposals are due January 15, 2018. Grant recipients will be notified by February 28, 2018 as to whether their project has received funding. Mini-grant programs must be implemented and funds must be spent by December 31, 2018, at which time final reports will be due. Recipients of the 2018 Get ‘Em Outside Mini-Grants will be asked to present their programs at the 2019 MEEA Annual Conference.

To apply: open the link in Supporting Documents below, make a copy of the application, and download it. Please complete the application digitally and submit it via email to Rose Vallor.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to:

Rose Vallor

601 S. 6th Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana