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Grants to Nebraska Individuals, Nonprofits, Agencies, and Businesses for Environmental Education Programs

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Geographic Focus

USA: Nebraska

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Public Information and Education (PIE) Mini-Grant Awards

Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) - Nebraska Academy of Sciences (NAS)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #178723

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Nebraska individuals, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, businesses, consortia, and natural resources districts for educational projects related to the environment. Funding is intended to promote enhanced environmental stewardship in the areas of habitat, surface and groundwater, waste management, air quality, and soil management. The grant program seeks to expand dialogue on important conservation topics and to provide information on emerging or highly useful conservation methods.

Trust Board Funding Categories: Any project or portion of a project funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust must achieve one or more of the following Trust priority areas. These priority areas are equally important.

  • Habitat: actions to preserve or restore native habitats and areas critical to at-risk, rare or endangered species; other preservation actions for at-risk, rare or endangered species including actions to understand ecosystem relationships which inform sound management; community habitat enhancement emphasizing native and ecologically appropriate plantings which provide food and shelter for wildlife; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category.
  • Surface and Ground Water: actions to preserve or restore lakes, streams and ground water from degradation or depletion; actions to research, design or foster best management practices; actions to conserve water and/or efficiently and effectively manage water use; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category.
  • Waste Management: actions promoting and implementing source reduction, waste management or toxicity reduction; actions promoting and implementing the development of recycling markets; actions promoting and implementing reuse and other disposal diversion actions; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category.
  • Air Quality: actions promoting and implementing clean air strategies; actions to research, design or foster best management strategies; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category.
  • Soil Management: actions and strategies to preserve, conserve and restore soil health; actions to research, design or foster the implementation and management of these strategies; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category.

For Project Eligibility Criteria, see https://nebraskaacademyofsciences.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/PIE%20GRANTS%20Reports/2022%20app%20instructions%20and%20standards%20of%20eval[65].pdf#page=6.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include:
- Individual
- City or County
- Federal Agency
- Natural Resources District
- Private For Profit
- Private Nonprofit
- Consortium
- State Agency
- School, Irrigation, Power or Development District

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted by the Academy three times per year.

PIE Application Deadlines 2022:
Must be postmarked or submitted electronically by the stated date:
- Spring 2022 application deadline - March 7, 2022
- Summer 2022 application deadline - July 11, 2022
- Fall 2022 application deadline - November 14, 2022
For a full calendar, see the 2022 PIE Grant Calendar document in Supporting Documents below.

Please note the application deadline dates are postmarked deadlines.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding is limited to $5,000.

Contact Information:

The Nebraska Academy of Sciences
302 Morrill Hall, 14th & U St
Lincoln, NE 68588-0339
(402) 472-2644
Grant Coordinator: Michelle Lopez
naspiegrants@gmail.com

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