Funding Opportunity: EPA’s Environmental Education Grant Program Offers $3 Million for Local Projects; Applications Due 1/6/2020

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that up to $3 million is available as part of the 2020 Environmental Education Grant Program. The funding is available for locally-focused environmental education projects that will help to increase public awareness on environmental matters and enhance participants’ abilities to make informed decisions on environmental issues.

All applicants must represent a local education agency, state education or environmental agency, college or university, nonprofit organization, noncommercial educational broadcasting entity, or tribal education agency. Three to four grants will be awarded in each of the agency’s 10 regions, and applications are due by January 6, 2020. Projects should focus at least one of the following Administrator’s Environmental Priorities:

  • Improving air quality to ensure Americans are living and working in areas that meet high air quality standards
  • Ensuring clean and safe water by supporting clean drinking water, aquatic ecosystems, and recreational, economic, and subsistence activities
  • Ensuring the safety of chemicals
  • Revitalizing land and preventing contamination

There will be at least one conference call or webinar for potential applicants, with the first being held on December 2, 2019. For the full schedule of calls and webinars, click here.

For full information, visit and search for EPA-EE-20-XX, where XX is your EPA Region. (For example, EPA-EE-20-01 for Region 1.)