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$200,000 in grant money now available!
62 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Awarded to NJ Towns
Grants.gov Applicant Training Video
NJ Sustainable Schools Project
Educational funding available
Find Federal Grant Opportunities
Environmental Jobs and Education
Scholarship Opportunity for Wildlife/Fisheries and Conservation Education/Communications Majors
Apply today for Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Contest
Entertainment Software Association Foundation Applications
Fruit Tree 101
EPA Graduate and Undergraduate fellowships available
NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants
NJ Clean Energy Program funding and grants!
The Big Green Help: Grants and Educator Toolkit
Funding Information Center
Captain Planet Foundation Grants
Clean Air-Cool Planet's fellowship announcement
Jenny's Heroes Community Grant Program
Adobe Community Action Grants
Beetle incentive for youth projects
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities - Funding Opp
TogetherGreen Grants and Leadership Program Launched
Film Project Offers Grants for Indigenous Filmmakers
Student Opportunities Web Site
Funding opportunities that may be of interest to HEP partners
Environmental Justice Program Grants
Young Explorers Grants
Live Monarch Foundation Educator Grant Award
Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™
Clean Water Fundraising Car Wash Program
Greenbacks for Green Schools
NEA Student Achievement Grants
Grant Wrangler Funding Directory
TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION GRANTS
Scholarship info: Harvard University
GREEN COMMUNITIES CHARRETTE GRANTS
ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS OFFERED
Wildlife Landscaping Grants Available to Homeowners
BUILD AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM AT YOUR SCHOOL GRANTS
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Education Grants
LEARN & SERVE AMERICA
Outdoor Classroom Grant Program News Release
Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grants for School Gardens and Community Nature Areas
Starbucks Fndtn Grant Announcement
Fund for Wild Nature Offers Support for Environmental Action
|$200,000 in grant money now available!
Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program
We are pleased to announce that $200,000 in new grant money is now available to New Jersey municipalities. Funded by the PSEG Foundation, this cycle of the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program will support thirty-two local projects that leverage resources to make communities more livable, environmentally friendly and prosperous.
Four $20,000 grants Eight $10,000 grants Twenty $2,000 grants
The second cycle of the 2013 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program will award local governments:
Applications are due January 26, 2014.
To learn more, visit the Current Opportunities page of the website or contact the Small Grants Coordinator at 609-771-2836 or email@example.com
|62 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Awarded to NJ Towns
|Grants.gov Applicant Training Video
Just in time for the rollout of the new look and feel to the Grants.gov website, the Program Management Office has developed a “Find and Apply” training video. In the video, potential applicants will receive a walk-thru of what to expect once the new site is released. Have a look; send us comments; and, feel free to share the link with your colleagues and agency’s applicant community.
And, again, we appreciate those who participated in our user acceptance testing and all of you for your cooperation and patience as we enter into the next phase of Grants.gov!
Grants.gov Program Management Office
Department of Health and Human Services
|NJ Sustainable Schools Project
NJ Sustainable Schools Project
We are extremely pleased to announce that a 3-year grant was awarded to the Education Information and Resource Center (EIRC)/GSLI by the Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (A.C.E.S.) to research whether the process of greening existing school facilities results in lowered operating costs, and improved student achievement. The grant is called the NJ Sustainable Schools Project and represents a significant partnership between the EIRC and NJ School Boards Association.
Twenty pilot schools will be selected from geographically representative school districts and charter schools that reflect diversity with regard to public, grade level, and vocational orientation.
To find out more about the grant, or to apply to participate, go to: http://njsustainableschoolsproject.com/ .
Please download the application to read the grant parameters and selection criteria.
Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.
Districts that participate in the grant will receive:
· Free team participation in the Green Schools Leadership Institute for 3 years, thus ensuring the development and implementation of a Green Strategic Plan. Each summer a new district team will attend the institute.
· Leveraging resources to assist districts in implementing their green strategic plans.
· Highlighting of districts in our Sustainable Learning Communities Newsletter
· Private/Public Partnerships
If questions, contact:
Carol James, Program Development Coordinator
(856) 582-7000 X 170
|Educational funding available
This product is not endorsed by the NJDEP.Gov't grants are posted for free at various websites on the internet.
The American Grants and Loans Catalog is now available. Our new and revised 2011 edition contains more than 2800 financial programs, subsidies, scholarships, grants and loans offered by the US federal government.
In addition you will also have access to over 2400 programs funded by private corporations and foundations. That is over 5200 programs available through various sources of financial providing organizations.
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|Find Federal Grant Opportunities
All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on Grants.gov.
Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Learn more about Grants.gov and determine if you are eligible for grant opportunities offered on this site.
View the home page at www07.grants.gov/index.jsp
|Environmental Jobs and Education
Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Guidelines
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including non-profit organizations, to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focused on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup-associated activities.
For more information.
Green Prize in Public Education
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with major support from the NEA Foundation and in partnership with EarthEcho International, will recognize and celebrate an outstanding K-12 public school that has successfully taken on the challenge of becoming a green school through the Green Prize in Public Education
For more information.
Robert E. Adamski, P.E., BCEE, F.SAME, F.ASCE
Gannett Fleming, V.P., Municipal Infrastructure Programs
(O)516 364 4140
(C) 917 836 2614
(F) 516 921 1565
|Scholarship Opportunity for Wildlife/Fisheries and Conservation Education/Communications Majors
The application period for the Russell A. Cookingham Scholarship has opened. Wildlife/Fisheries majors, or Conservation Education/Communications majors whohave at least 15 credits in the biological sciences, may apply for this $1000 scholarship.Students can be enrolled at any university but must be New Jersey residents.The NJ Chapter of The Wildlife Society manages the endowment fund and awards the scholarship.
Details about the scholarship, including the application form, can be found at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/cookhmschol.htm on the division's website.
|Apply today for Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Contest
|Entertainment Software Association Foundation Applications
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working to support programs and opportunities that use technology and/or computer and video games to make a positive difference in the lives of America's youth.
|Fruit Tree 101
The Fruit Tree 101 program creates outdoor edible orchard classrooms at public schools of all levels across the country to provide generations of students with environmental education opportunities and a source of organic fruit for improved school lunch nutrition. Orchard donations involve, on average, 20-25 trees minimum, as well as materials, orchard installation design work and onsite environmental curriculum. Learn more
|EPA Graduate and Undergraduate fellowships available
TWO EPA PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN ENVIRONMENT RELATED FIELDS.
FOR DETAILS, GO TO THE WEB SITE AT END OF DESCRIPTION
STAR Graduate Fellowship Program
Encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in environmentally related fields
Support basic and applied research in environmentally-related research areas conducted by the nations’ best and brightest students
GRO Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Encourage promising students to pursue careers in environmentally related fields and to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level
Stimulate and support interest in environmentally related research and development at institutions of higher education that receive limited federal funding, including in particular institutions with substantial minority enrollment
|NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants
4imprint is accepting applications for its one-by-one charitable giving program. The online and catalog promotional products retailer will award $500 in-kind grants to charitable organizations in the United States or Canada. Applications are due two months before the requested donation is needed. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, employed by or be a member of the board of directors of a 501(c)(3) organization, school, registered Canadian charity, society, or religious organization.
|NJ Clean Energy Program funding and grants!
TEACH (Teaching Energy Awareness with Children's Help): http://www.njcleanenergy.com/commercial-industrial/programs/teach
NJ SmartStart Buildings provides financial incentives for energy efficiency measures and the Local Government Energy Audit Program provides funding to determine the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency upgrades and renewable technologies.
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program is administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities as a statewide initiative, providing incentives to promote the development and use of clean energy technologies for New Jersey residents, businesses, institutions and communities.
Marketing Communications Director - NJ SmartStart Buildings
NJ Clean Energy Program - C&I Market Manager
|The Big Green Help: Grants and Educator Toolkit
The Big Green Help:
Grants and Educator Toolkit
The Big Green Help is a global kid-led initiative that provides information and tools to help explain climate change to kids, and educates and empowers kids to make a difference by connecting them to earth-friendly activities in their everyday lives.
Download The Big Green Help Green Team Toolkit packed with environmental resources and ideas for Earth Day, summer camp and back-to-school activities for your school, club, troop or community group.
Register your Big Green Help Earth Day event, and you will be eligible to apply for a Green Grant of up to $5000. Registered events will be featured on-air and online to showcase kids' achievements.
|Captain Planet Foundation Grants
Deadlines (annually): March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications for funding projects that help students better grasp environmental issues. Projects must promote understanding of environmental issues, focus on hands-on activities, involve students ages 6 to 18, promote interaction and cooperation within a group, help young people develop planning and problem-solving skills, include adult supervision, and commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation.
|Clean Air-Cool Planet's fellowship announcement
CA-CP has created its Climate Fellowship, a competitive, prestigious program designed to pair outstanding students with challenging real-world opportunities to propel society toward a low-carbon future. Please pass along to anyone that you think may be interested!
Manager - Science Center Collaborative
Clean Air-Cool Planet
161 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-5443 - fax
|Jenny's Heroes Community Grant Program
Talk show host and philanthropist Jenny Jones will donate an additional $1 million to continue her community grant program proving grants of up to $25,000 each to fund projects that promise long-term community benefits. The program's focus is primarily in communities where fundraising can be difficult.
|Adobe Community Action Grants
Quarterly Application Deadlines: December 31; March 31; June 30; September 30
Adobe Systems awards one-time grants for one year general operating and program support ranging from $5,000-$20,000. Focus areas include Creativity in Education and Commitment to Community. Eligible nonprofit organizations and schools must be located in one of the following areas: San Jose/Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California; Seattle/King County, Washington; and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
|Beetle incentive for youth projects
Youth Incentive Award
The Coleopterists Society, an international organization of professionals and hobbyists interested in the study of beetles, has established a program to recognize young people studying beetles. The Society has pledged up to $300 each year for the Youth Incentive Award program.
In addition to monetary grants of up to $150, award recipients will receive up to $200 (Junior Award) and $400 (Senior Award) of equipment credit from the BioQuip Products, Inc. catalog, and a one year subscription to the Society journal, The Coleopterists Bulletin.
This program is for young Coleopterists in grades 7-12.
The objectives of the Youth Incentive Award are to:
provide encouragement and assistance to young beetle enthusiasts (grades 7-12).
promote the study of beetles, the most diverse group of insects, as a rewarding lifelong avocation or career.
provide opportunities for young people to develop important life skills such as leadership, cooperation, communication, planning and conducting a
scientific study, grant writing and managing funds.
provide some financial support to enrich activities or projects.
Durham Field Office
Conservation Education Coordinator
USDA Forest Service
271 Mast Rd
Durham NH 03824
|Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities - Funding Opp
Active Living by Design, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is launching Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC), a $44-million, five-year initiative. Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities is a national program that focuses on systems, policies and environmental strategies to support healthy eating and active living, especially among children who are at highest risk for obesity.
A call for proposals inviting community partnerships from across the country to apply for funding will be released in December, and we want to ensure that your members, colleagues and subscribers to your listserv(s) receive information regarding this grant opportunity.
Contact Menaka Mohan E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail.
|TogetherGreen Grants and Leadership Program Launched
TogetherGreen is a new National Audubon Society program with support from Toyota, to build conservation leadership, engage people in conservation action, and achieve lasting conservation results. The TogetherGreen Innovation Grants will fund projects that engage diverse communities and contribute to measurable conservation outcomes. The Conservation Leadership Program invests in leaders who are committed to empowering others and to creating positive environmental change in their communities and organizations.
|Film Project Offers Grants for Indigenous Filmmakers
The National Geographic All Roads Seed Grant Program funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers. The program seeks filmmakers who bring their lives and communities to light through first-person storytelling. Grants range up to a maximum of $10,000 each.
|Student Opportunities Web Site|
This new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Student Opportunities Web site provides information about NOAA educational opportunities, scholarships, internships, and fellowships. The site also provides student opportunities by geographic location, underrepresented communities, and opportunities specific to students with disabilities.
|Funding opportunity that may be of interest to HEP partners|
More Kids in the Woods. Keep watching the http://www.fs.fed.us website because it is our understanding that more funding will become available at the end of October -- and if so it should be posted here. A bit more information on last year's recipients is here: http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/woods/index.shtml. Here is the last news release: http://www.fs.fed.us/news/2007/releases/05/kids.shtml
|Young Explorers Grants|
The National Geographic Society's Young Explorers Grants for 18-25 year-olds to pursue research, exploration, and conservation-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs. Grants vary in amount ($2,000 to $5,000) depending on the significance of the project.
|Live Monarch Foundation Educator Grant Award|
The Live Monarch Foundation (501c3) Educator Outreach Program is providing funding for 4,600 teachers throughout the United States to enroll into the National Campaign: to bring Monarch Butterflies into the classroom.This program provides education and materials to strengthen the Monarch’s 3,000 mile migratory route within North America by creating self sustaining butterfly gardens and refuges. Current extreme weather has eliminated early milkweed growth...your participation is critical.
This program will give you, your students and their parents an exciting, personal, educational and hands on experience. Materials will be provided for each participant to raise a virtual butterfly and start a real butterfly garden with professional instruction on each level of its maintenance and care, with insight into the shared responsibility of each person to protect our fragile environment one backyard at a time.
Each participant will receive all the tools necessary to make a visible difference in their community and the support necessary to keep the benefits growing.Recognition for personal results, group efforts, and community involvement are all part of the structured program, as is access to proven Free fundraising programs, materials, curriculum and discounted supplies if desired.You control the integration with your teaching objectives and personal goals.
Your email was added during the past year to the contact list for possible inclusion into this program through many students, other teachers and organizations whom we have reached.If you choose not to participate or if this message has been misdirected, nothing is required of you.Your email will automatically be removed from future mailings within 1 week unless you confirm your interest below and complete the registration to follow.If you need to change your email addresses or wish to nominate another educator for inclusion into this program just go or send them to www.LMF-Educator-Award.com/index.html and have them sign up. To learn more about us just follow the links on that page.
Current funds will be allocated to the first 4,600 registrants; additional registrants will be added in order to the wait list to await additional funds.All registrants will receive updates and our monthly newsletter. Register today and start whenever your schedule permits.
Please confirm your interest in this program, award updates, monthly newsletter, Free educational materials and special discounts by clicking the link below or copying and pasting it into your browser. There is no fee or obligation to join.
We need to determine what parts of our program you would like to participate in, and what materials are best suited for you and your students. Please go to www.LMF-Educator-Award.com/index.htmlto enroll and later choose your goals, interests and discounted materials you would like to receive. Please send your friends to this page as well for inclusion in our National campaign.
Live Monarch Foundation Staff
“One seed can change the world, we need you to plant it.”
|Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™|
The goal of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ is to elevate young people (including disadvantaged and at-risk youth) into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental stewardship projects.A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to the author of the top Apprentice Ecologist essay.
|Clean Water Fundraising Car Wash Program|
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND RAISE MORE MONEY!!!
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and Car Wash Operators of New Jersey (CWONJ) have recently launched the Clean Water Fundraising Car Wash Program.This partnership allows charities and other non-profit organizations to sell car wash vouchers for washes at commercial car wash facilities to raise money, rather than hold fundraising car washes at schools and churches.
Participating car washes will provide charities and non-profit organizations with 50% off discounted car wash tickets that they can resell at face value.This is a situation where everybody wins!Charities and non-profit organizations raise money for their causes, NJDEP accomplishes their goal of protecting water quality, and car washes gain valuable exposure in the community.
PARKING LOT CAR WASHES POLLUTE OUR WATER
Did you know storm drains found along most streets and sidewalks are NOT connected to the sanitary sewer or to sewage treatment plants?When fundraising car washes are held in parking lots, pollutants such as dirt, soap, and oil, generated from those car washes, run off the parking lots into storm drains. These pollutants flow untreated into our bays, lakes, rivers, and streams impacting water quality and the animals that live in and around the water bodies.
How To Get Started
Go to http://www.cleanwaternj.org/car_wash_list.pdf for a list of participating car washes.Find a car wash near you.Give the car wash owner a call, and they will provide you with car wash vouchers to sell.Then go out and sell, sell, sell!
If one car wash costs $10, and
10 members of your organization sell 10 tickets each, you earn $500!!!
20 members of your organization sell 20 tickets each, you earn $2,000!!!
People who buy the car wash vouchers can then go to the participating car wash anytime they want to redeem their voucher, get their car washed, and protect the environment.
For more information, log onto www.cleanwaternj.org, or call Doug Karvelas at 609-888-2568.
|Greenbacks for Green Schools|
This compilation by the Green Schools Initiative catalogues funding sources for eliminating toxins, using resources sustainably, creating green, healthy spaces, and teaching stewardship.
|NEA Student Achievement Grants|
If your garden or habitat program is designed to support critical thinking and problem solving that deepens students' knowledge of standards-based subject matter, and improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection, the NEA foundation wants to hear from you! Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. The grant amount is $5,000. For full details and to apply, visit the NEA Foundation Web site.
|Grant Wrangler Funding Directory|
Grant Wrangler is a free grants listing service that makes it easy for teachers to find funding. To see the full list of funding opportunities, and to subscribe to the monthly e-newsletter, visit the Grant Wrangler Web site.
|TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION GRANTS|
Applications for grants under $5,000 are accepted year-round. Check the Web site for grades K-6 and 7-12 application rules.
Deadline for grants over $5,000: February 1st or August 1st
The Toshiba America Foundation encourages teacher-led, K-12 classroom-based programs, projects, and activities that have the potential to improve classroom experiences in science, mathematics, and technology.
|Scholarship info: Harvard University|
Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families wil l pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only 10 percent of the students in Elite higher education come from families in lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution."
If you know of a family earning less than $40,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from Harvard for free...no tuition and no student loans!
To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $40,000 a year visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or call the school's financial aid office at (617)495-1581.
|GREEN COMMUNITIES CHARRETTE GRANTS|
Enterprise Community Partners in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council will award planning grants of up to $5,000, through Green Communities, to affordable housing developers of environmentally healthy homes for low-income families in the United States. Grant to cover the cost of facilitating a charrette during pre-development and a post-construction sustainability training session.
|ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS OFFERED|
Grants for local environmental programs and projects ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be available this spring through the Trust for Public Land.
Previous grants have paid for everything from Bayshore trash cleanups to long-term scientific monitoring projects on the bay. Each year, the trust and a board of local advisers chooses from proposals submitted by nonprofit and community groups, awarding $25,000 in all.
Since 1994, the Trust for Public Land has administered the trust fund for the DEP, making it one of the earliest and still the largest such partnerships between the agency and nonprofit conservation groups.
Trust officials say they are limited in making grant awards to nonprofit groups as defined under the federal 501(c)3 tax guidelines. However, schools and municipal entities, such as local environmental commissions, may still apply if they partner with a qualified nonprofit group, they say.
Trust officials are especially interested in public education efforts to teach people about the bay and its watershed, and in studies that will provide useful data for land-use and environmental planning efforts, according to Kathy Haake, a trust project manager and member grant review board.
Groups interested in applying for grants should contact Erin Maguire at the Trust for Public Land by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling (973) 292-1100. Application forms can also be downloaded from www.tpl.org -- the trust Web site.
The Morristown-based trust has long been active around Barnegat Bay, having published two reports on the bay region's environment and it has preserved more than 10,000 acres of open space since the 1980s.
|Wildlife Landscaping Grants Available to Homeowners|
The New Jersey Audubon Society’s Nature Center of Cape May and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are once again providing grants to assist homeowners in lower Cape May County in developing wildlife-friendly landscapes on their property.
Known as WHIP grants, these funds offer cost-sharing assistance as well as technical expertise. Landowners can receive up to $300 toward establishing native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants that will improve habitat for local and migratory birds and butterflies in the southern part of the county.
In order to be eligible, applicants must own property in Cape May, West Cape May, Cape May Point, or Lower Township. For detailed application information, contact Gretchen Ferrante at the Nature Center of Cape May, 898-8848, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|BUILD AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM AT YOUR SCHOOL GRANTS|
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper, and National Geographic Explorer! classroom magazine outdoor classroom grant program to help schools improve their science curriculum by engaging students in hands-on experiences outside the traditional classroom. Grants up to $2,000 will be awarded to at least 100 schools and grants for up to $20,000 may be awarded to schools or school districts with major outdoor classroom projects. Proposals are reviewed three times a year.
TO: Chief School Administrators / Charter School Lead Persons
FROM: Diane Schonyers, Director / Office of Strategic Initiatives & Accountability
The Office of Grants Appeals becomes aware of various grant opportunities from an assortment of sources and is sharing these opportunities in the hope of increasing awareness and ultimately, the funding to improve education.The following is a list of recently released grant opportunities that can be accessed through our grant website at http://www.nj.gov/njded/grants/other.shtml and are relevantto LEAs and/or other constituencies that may impact LEAs:
*Early Reading First (CFDA # 84.359A/B)
*Summer Seminars & Institutes (CFDA # 45.163)
*The MetLife Foundation Bridge Builders Grant
*Learning in the Arts for Children & Youth
*Access to Artistic Excellence
*Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants
I hope you find this information helpful towards reaching New Jersey's goal of increasing funding and student achievement.
|Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Education Grants|
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation website - information on Environmental Education Grants.
|LEARN & SERVE AMERICA|
The Corporation for National & Community Service "Learn and Serve America Grant Programs."
School-Based Grant Program Deadline: Multiple (see guidelines)
See Web site for details.
|Outdoor Classroom Grant Program News Release|
The Outdoor Classroom Grant Program is a partnership of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper and the International Paper Foundation, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER classroom magazine.As part of Lowe’s continued commitment to public education, Lowe’s will provide more than $200,000 in outdoor classroom grants to benefit public schools nationwide.
Teachers may apply for grants up to $2,000 by visiting www.Lowes.com/outdoorclassroom.
For school districts with major outdoor classroom projects, grants may be awarded for up to $20,000.All K-12 public schools in the United States (except Puerto Rico) are eligible to apply for a grant.
The Outdoor Classroom Grant Program partners would appreciate your help in announcing the availability of these grant funds through your media outlets and other contacts.
6775 Lenox Center Court
Memphis, TN 38115
Order your free Life of the Forest educational materials from International Paper at www.iplifeoftheforest.com
|Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grants for School Gardens and Community Nature Areas|
The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, or other non-profit educational organizations for the purpose of establishing outdoor learning centers. The grant recipient learning centers are those which most successfully reflect the Wild Ones mission to educate and share information about the benefits of using native plants in our landscape and to promote biodiversity and environmentally sound environmentally sound practices. Only through this knowledge, can we appreciate humankind's proper place in the web of life.
Eligible Applicants -Schools, nature centers and other non-profit and not-for-profit places of learning including houses of worship with a site available for this stewardship project may apply for an SFE grant.
Eligible Projects -Project goals should focus on the enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants. Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers and increase the educational value of the site. Creativity in design is encouraged, but must show complete and thoughtful planning. The use of and teaching about native plants and the native plant community is mandatory, and they must be appropriate to the local ecoregion and the site conditions (soil, water, sunlight). For further information on selection of local ecotype, go to Wild Ones native landscaping webpages. The project leader should be knowledgeable and committed.
Examples of appropriate projects are:
The design, establishment and maintenance of a native plant community such as prairie, woodland, wetland etc. in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom.
Developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities.
Developing a wetland area to study the effect of native vegetation on water quality improvement.
Group student-teacher research projects aimed at documenting the presence, behaviors, needs and contributions of various forms of wildlife and the impact of native plant species.
|Starbucks Fndtn Grant Announcement|
Starbucks Foundation Offers Funding for Youth Literacy Programs
Deadline: September 1 and March 1, annually
Through its Giving Voice program, the Starbucks Foundation (http://www.starbucks.com/foundation/), a philanthropic vehicle of the Starbucks Coffee Company, will fund programs for youth, ages 6-18, that integrate literacy with personal and civic action in the communities where they live.
The Starbucks Foundation invites Letters of Inquiry from qualifying organizations that work with underserved youth in one of two areas: 1)Arts & Literacy -- programs that innovatively address literacy and learning for the 21st century, provide high standards of excellence in mastering basic skills, and promote youth voices through a variety of venues; and 2) Environmental Literacy -- programs that offer place-based approaches to addressing environmental literacy and empower youth to be heroes for a sustainable environment in their own communities.
The foundation supports registered, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the United States, as well as Registered Charities in Canada, that deliver services to youth and address at least one of the program's action areas.
Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.
Visit the Starbucks Foundation Web site for program information, application procedures, and eligibility questions.
RFPs in Children and Youth, visit: http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_children.jhtml
|Fund for Wild Nature Offers Support for Environmental Action|
The Portland, Oregon-based Fund for Wild Nature ( http://fundwildnature.org/ ) provides money for campaigns designed to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity.
The fund provides support for advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors, as well as media projects that have a clear strategic value and a concrete plan for dissemination of the final product. The fund does not support basic scientific research, private land acquisition, individual action or study, or conferences.
Special attention is given to ecological issues not currently receiving sufficient public attention and funding.
Proposals will only be accepted for projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The fund rarely provides grants to organizations with annual budgets greater than $250,000.
Visit the Fund for Wild Nature Web site for application guidelines and procedures, as well as examples of previously funded programs.
RFP Link: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/1332/wild
For additional RFPs in Environment, visit: http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_environment.jhtm