District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) - Division of Health and Wellness
09/16/19 3:00 PM
Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit and community-based organizations for the provision of environmental education programming in local elementary schools. Applications are invited from organizations that have experience working with K-12 public schools within the District. Funding is intended to provide environmental education programs to District schools represented in the 2019-21 Environmental Literacy Leadership Cadre.
The Healthy Schools Act (HSA) of 2010 (D.C. Law 18-209), as amended (codified at D.C. Official Code § 38-821.01 et. seq.) aims to create a healthy school environment where students can achieve academically and learn healthy nutrition and activity habits for life. The HSA acknowledges that creating and sustaining an environmentally friendly school atmosphere and integrating environmental education into schools’ curricula are essential to the health and wellness of students, as well as the health of the local environment and community (D.C. Official Code § 38-821.02(g)).
OSSE is soliciting applications for Environmental Literacy Advancement Grants that will provide quality environmental education programs to a minimum of one entire grade level. Grantees are encouraged to collaborate and/or partner with other organizations to determine which grade level will best fit their expertise and decrease the chance of duplicative efforts.
The intended population for the DC Environmental Literacy Advancement Grant is:
- Elementary students and teachers from schools represented in the Environmental Literacy Leadership Cadre
- Environmental education CBOs with experience working with K-12 public schools in the District of Columbia.
- Applicants must be able to work with all schools in the Environmental Literacy Leadership Cadre
Eligible uses of funds: https://opgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/opgs/publication/attachments/RFA-ELAG-2019-final.pdf#page=5
Program deliverables: https://opgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/opgs/publication/attachments/RFA-ELAG-2019-final.pdf#page=7
GrantWatch ID#: 182025
OSSE anticipates awarding no more than seven awards.
For the 2020 fiscal year, the total amount of anticipated funding will range from $150,000 to $280,000.
The grant period is two years beginning on Oct. 1, 2019 and ending on Sept. 30, 2021, contingent upon funding availability and the grantee’s satisfactory implementation of the proposed program. Applicants must re-apply for the second year of funding.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
EGMS registration and login: https://dcdoh.force.com/GO__ApplicantLogin2
Grace Manubay, Environmental Literacy Coordinator
Healthy Schools and Wellness Programs
Division of Health and Wellness
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Government of the District of Columbia
1050 First St. NE, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
USA: Washington, DC