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CONTENTS:
SJ: New Technical Assistance and Funding Opportunities
Apply now for our 2021-22 Targeted Technical Assistance Program - learn more here!
Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants & Technical Assistance Programs
NOAA Announces new Environmental Literacy Program Funding Opportunity
EPA Seeks Applicants for 2021 Environmental Education Grants
EPA: Grants & Awards
Nonprofits, Universities and Colleges Urged to Apply for Grants for Projects to Enhance Coastal-Resilience Planning Efforts
Webinar: Learn more about the UL Innovative Education Award application process
NEEF grant opportunity: Health and the Natural Environment
SJ: New Funding Available for Municipalities and Schools
Apply for this Grant re: Funding for hunger relief, environmental stewardship, & more
EPA Grant Funds Teacher Training Through The College of New Jersey
Conserve Wildlife Grants
EPA Awards $10.8M for National Environmental Education Training Program
Announcing New Support for Family Nature Clubs
SUEZ Foundation Press Release - Grants
The Watershed Institute: Grant Finder
Ecological Excellence Award by Soil and Water Conservation Society and Pinelands Nursery
New NJNG school fundraiser
Grants.gov Applicant Training Video
Find Federal Grant Opportunities
Scholarship Opportunity for Wildlife/Fisheries and Conservation Education/Communications Majors
EPA Graduate and Undergraduate fellowships available
4imprint Grants
Captain Planet Foundation Grants
Beetle incentive for youth projects
Environmental Justice Program Grants
Young Explorers Grants
Apprentice Ecologist Initiative
Education Grants
TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION GRANTS
BUILD AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM AT YOUR SCHOOL GRANTS
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Education Grants
Outdoor Classroom Grant Program News Release
SJ: New Technical Assistance and Funding Opportunities             (Posted: 12-17-21)

Now Accepting Applications for
FREE Complete Streets Technical Assistance
Complete Streets help improve safety for people walking and biking. They create better places to live, work, play and do business. They balance the needs of drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, emergency responders, and goods movement based on the local context.

Northern NJ municipalities located in the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) region are eligible to apply for Complete Streets Technical Assistance to advance a project in their community now through Friday, February 11, 2022.

The first of two informational webinars, which covered the type of assistance that can be completed through this program, was held on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Register to view a recording of this webinar here. The second webinar, which will provide information about the program itself and how to apply, will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. To register for this webinar, click here.
Funding Available for Sustainability Projects
Informational Webinar TODAY!
We are pleased to announce that the PSEG Foundation is contributing $200,000 to support another cycle of the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program. With this contribution, the PSEG Foundation has provided $2.8 million dollars in funding to support local sustainability initiatives in municipalities and schools across the state. Since 2009, Sustainable Jersey has distributed over $6.8 million in funding through the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program.

Funding supports efforts to implement projects that help municipalities gain points needed for Sustainable Jersey certification and make progress toward a sustainable future. This cycle will award four $20,000 and eight $10,000 project grants, and thirty $2,000 project or green team support grants.

An informational webinar will be held this afternoon, Monday, December 13, 2021, from 1:00pm-2:00pm. You can register here. This webinar will review the application process, provide tips on crafting a successful grant proposal, and demonstrate how to use the online application portal.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2022
December Sustainability Hero
The December 2021 Sustainability Hero is Joseph Isola, Superintendent of Schools, Howell Township Public Schools. Under his leadership, all 12 of the schools in the district achieved Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification at the silver-level and were among the first schools to earn the Digital Schools Star Recognition. Two schools in the district received the Sustainability Champion Award. See how digital learning, an Energy Savings Improvement Program, a district sustainability policy and the Yankees fit into the story on the Sustainable Jersey Heroes page.

To celebrate the stories of our local leaders, we recognize a monthly Sustainability Hero. If you have recommendations for someone on your green team, municipal staff, school staff or task force that’s a sustainability hero, complete the submission form.
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Offering $10K and $25K Grants Through the Community Energy Plan Grant Program
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has created a Community Energy Plan Grant (CEPG) program for municipalities to develop a community energy plan to meet the goals of the state’s Energy Master Plan. New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan: Pathway to 2050 (EMP) established that community-level action is necessary to achieve the state’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050.

Community energy planning is the process by which communities collaboratively select and strategically implement emissions-reducing initiatives that fulfill the EMP goals. Grant recipients will conduct an in-depth analysis of initiatives to include in their Plan, starting with those identified in the Community Energy Plan Workplan Template.

There are two grant award levels:
  • All New Jersey municipalities are eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant
  • Overburdened Municipalities (see CEPG application for a list) are eligible for a $25,000 grant

Technical Assistance Available

Overburdened municipalities are also eligible for enhanced support, including technical assistance to develop and submit applications as well as assistance in the creation of the Plan.

Completing a Community Energy Plan will help municipalities meet the requirements of the Sustainable Jersey Gold Star in Energy.
 
Application Deadline: Friday March 18, 2022.

Informational Webinars
 
The slideshow presentation and recording of Sustainable Jersey’s introductory webinar on the CEPG program is now available on our website. Join us for our webinar Creating a Community Energy Plan: Resources and Technical Assistance on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 1:00pm.
Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Webinars
New Resources for Arts & Creative Culture Actions

This webinar is a refresher on existing arts and culture actions that gain Sustainable Jersey points toward certification. Panelists will also reveal new resources that connect arts actions to public health and municipal leadership, and discuss a project in Trenton that received a Sustainable Jersey Grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Green Team members will learn how to use Arts and Culture actions to implement safe, healthy, and equitable policies and projects, and compete for financial support through the Sustainable Jersey grant support.
 
Panelists:
  • Leo Vazquez, Creative Placemaking Communities, Arts & Culture Actions Team Leader
  • Lauren Otis, Executive Director, Artworks
  • Ann Marie Miller, Director of Advocacy & Public Policy, ArtPride New Jersey

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 1:00pm – 2:00pm


Creating a Community Energy Plan: Resources and Technical Assistance

Join Sustainable Jersey to learn about the wide array of funding options available to help municipalities and school districts add electric vehicles to their fleets. Funding options exist for all types of fleet vehicles, including mid- and heavy-weight vehicles like buses and trucks, and EV infrastructure, such as charging stations.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 1:00pm – 2:30pm


Funding for Transitioning Fleets to EVs

Join Sustainable Jersey to learn about the wide array of funding options available to help municipalities and school districts add electric vehicles to their fleets. Funding options exist for all types of fleet vehicles, including mid- and heavy-weight vehicles like buses and trucks, and EV infrastructure, such as charging stations.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Complete Your 2021 New Jersey Urban Community Forestry Accreditation
In order to earn 20 points for Sustainable Jersey’s Community Forestry Management Plan & NJUCF Accreditation action, municipalities must attain accreditation with the New Jersey Urban and Community Forestry (NJUCF) Program. To earn accreditation a municipality must have an approved Community Forestry Management Plan, a minimum of two people complete the Core Training, two or more people earn a combined total of 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and submit an Annual Accomplishment Report (AAR). Continuing Education Units must be dated and submitted by Friday, December 31, 2021. Annual Accomplishment Reports are due to NJUCF by Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Download the AAR form here. For more information about CEUs, submitting the annual accomplishment report, and NJUCF accreditation, visit the NJUCF website or contact Emily Farschon at Emily.Farschon@dep.nj.gov.
Other Upcoming Events
Refuel Your Community: Redeveloping Gas Stations into Community Assets Webinar

The New Jersey Brownfields Assistance Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology will host this free webinar about how redeveloped gas station properties have invigorated communities and promoted economic development, how to deal with contamination and environmental liability, and where to get funding for contamination clean up.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 10:00am – 11:30pm
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2022 Rutgers Green Infrastructure Champions Training Program

Green Infrastructure Champions are key players in implementing green infrastructure as a stormwater management approach town by town. Through this program participants will enhance their green infrastructure knowledge, learn how to engage community leaders to adopt green infrastructure as a stormwater management solution, learn how to encourage local non-governmental organizations and schools to incorporate green infrastructure into existing landscaping, learn how to secure funding for green infrastructure, and more. Classes begin in January and run through May, with a minimum attendance of five classes to obtain certification. This program supports the Sustainable Jersey Green Infrastructure Planning and Green Infrastructure Implementation actions. A specific class, “Green infrastructure planning and implementation for Sustainable Jersey points” will be held on March 11. To learn more, visit the website.

Classes begin Friday, January 14, 2022, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Register – Fee Applies
Other Funding Opportunities
It Pay$ to Plug In: NJDEP's Electric Vehicle Charging Grants Program

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)’s It Pay$ to Plug In program provides grants to offset the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The EV charging infrastructure supports adoption of electric vehicles by New Jersey residents, businesses, and government agencies. EV chargers can be used for employees to charge while at work, for fleet vehicles, and for public use in parking lots.

The program is open to government entities, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and multi-unit dwellings (apartments, condominiums, and townhouses). Private residential dwellings other than multi-unit dwellings are not eligible for grants.

?NJDEP will reimburse each applicant for a percentage of eligible costs up to a maximum of:
  • $750 per Level 1 charging station
  • $4,000 per Level 2 charging port

Application forms can be found on DriveGreen NJ. Please direct questions to the Bureau of Mobile Sources at DriveGreen@dep.nj.gov.

Installation of electric vehicle charging stations by the municipality qualifies for certification points under the Sustainable Jersey Public Electric Vehicle Infrastructure action. EV charging infrastructure can support the Purchase of Alternative Fuel Vehicles for fleets action. Your municipality may also consider using the siting opportunity for the charging station(s) for points under the Make Your Town Electric Vehicle Friendly action.
Green Team Resources
NEW: School and Small Business Stimulus Grant Program

New Jersey launched $180 million in grant programs for small businesses and schools to upgrade HVAC, plumbing fixtures, and appliances.

?Are your HVAC, plumbing fixtures, and appliances outdated and inefficient? Do you want to improve energy efficiency, water conservation, and public health and safety in your small business or school? New Jersey’s School and Small Business Energy Efficiency Program can help you repair or replace your HVAC system, plumbing fixtures, and appliances to meet efficiency and health standards.

Grant funding can cover up to 75% of the total cost for projects. Use these application links to start your project: HVAC Application (SSB-VEEVR) and Plumbing and Appliance Application (SSB-NPFA). Click on the link below for more information.

Sustainable Jersey's offices will be closed from
Thursday, December 23 through Friday, December 31
Mark Your Calendars!
Sustainable Jersey events, trainings, funding opportunities, and more!

  • Jan 12: Creating a Community Energy Plan: Resources and Assistance Webinar
  • Jan 26: Funding for Transitioning Fleets to EVs Webinar
  • Feb 11: Sustainable Jersey Grants Program Funded by PSEG Application Deadline
For more information visit www.sustainablejersey.com 

Apply now for our 2021-22 Targeted Technical Assistance Program - learn more here!             (Posted: 11-29-21)

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Apply now for our 2021-22 Targeted Technical Assistance Program - learn more here!
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Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants & Technical Assistance Programs             (Posted: 11-18-21)

Click HERE.

NOAA Announces new Environmental Literacy Program Funding Opportunity             (Posted: 11-15-21)

The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects that develop the collective environmental literacy necessary for communities to take actions that build resilience to extreme weather and climate change in ways that contribute to community health, social cohesion, and socio-economic equity [$250,000 - $500,000 per project].

The goal of this funding opportunity is for communities to have sufficient collective environmental literacy to take actions that build resilience to extreme weather and climate change in ways that contribute to community health, social cohesion, and socio-economic equity. These communities will be composed of children, youth, and adults who participate in formal and/or informal education experiences that develop their knowledge, skills, and confidence to: 1) reason about the ways that human and natural systems interact globally and locally, including the acknowledgement of disproportionately distributed vulnerabilities; 2) participate in civic processes; and 3) incorporate scientific information, cultural knowledge, and diverse community values. Efforts to build environmental literacy should ultimately aim to reduce risks from current and future environmental hazards through climate-smart and inclusive decision making and long-term stewardship of healthy ecosystems, all the while promoting a low-carbon economy.

The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects that develop the collective environmental literacy necessary for communities to take actions that build resilience to extreme weather and climate change in ways that contribute to community health, social cohesion, and socio-economic equity.

This funding opportunity is soliciting two types of projects through separate competitive priorities.

Priority 1 will support new projects ($250,000 - $500,000 per project) located in the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The entirety of a project must only serve audiences located in one or more of these listed states. Please note: The previous funding opportunity for this program in 2020 covered the other states and territories of the United States.

Priority 2 will support the evolution of projects ($250,000- $500,000 per project) funded under the 2015-2018 funding opportunities from this program. The list of projects that are eligible can be found here

For both priorities, eligible applicants are:

· institutions of higher education; 

· K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; 

· other nonprofits, including community-based organizations and informal education institutions, such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; 

· state and local government agencies; and 

· Indian tribal governments in the United States. 

Please note that we do not anticipate issuing a solicitation for applications next year. Rather, applications to this funding opportunity may be funded with fiscal year 2022 and 2023 funds. 

Deadlines

For Priority 1, pre-applications are required and will be used to determine which applicants are invited to submit full applications to this priority. The deadline for pre-applications is 11:59 pm EDT on November 1, 2021 and the deadline for Priority 1 full applications is 11:59 pm EDT on March 17, 2022. 

For Priority 2, only full applications are requested and the deadline for Priority 2 applications is 11:59 pm EST on January 25, 2022.

 

Informational Teleconferences

For Priority 1, two informational teleconferences with the program officers will occur on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EDT and Monday, September 27, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EDT. An informational teleconference for Priority 2 with the program officers will occur on Thursday October 28, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EDT. Interested applicants may obtain the phone number and related teleconference information by visiting the Apply webpage

Additional Information

Read the full funding announcement (NOAA-SEC-OED-2022-2006995) in Grants.gov for the complete requirements.

We posted an announcement onFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’d appreciate your help with sharing information about this funding opportunity.



Sincerely,

NOAA Environmental Literacy Program Grants Team

Frank Niepold

Climate Education Coordinator

Senior Climate Education Program Manager

Climate.gov Teaching Climate section lead

Action for Climate Empowerment National Focal Point for the United States

Communication, Education and Engagement Division

Climate Program Office

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

U.S. Department of Commerce


Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) 

Co-Chair

1315 East West Hwy, SSMC III

Silver Spring, MD 20910

240-429-0699

www.climate.gov/ (NOAA's Climate Portal)

climate.noaa.gov (Climate Program Office)

http://cleanet.org/ (A reviewed collection of educational resources)

EPA Seeks Applicants for 2021 Environmental Education Grants             (Posted: 11-9-21)

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EPA Announces 2021 EE Local Grants 

Today, EPA announced up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants under the Environmental Education (EE) Local Grant Program. EPA will award grants in each of EPA’s 10 Regions, for no less than $50,000 and no more than $100,000 each, for a total of 30-40 grants nationwide. The 2021 Requests for Application (RFA) notice is now posted on www.grants.gov. Applications are due Dec. 6, 2021. Applicants should choose the RFA that is for the location of the project. EPA’s Office of Environmental Education will also host two webinars on how to write a competitive application and to address commonly asked questions related to the 2021 EE Local Grants RFA.

Through this grant program, EPA intends to provide financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, as described in this notice, that will serve to increase environmental literacy and encourage behavior that will benefit the environment in the local communities, especially in underserved communities. EPA recognizes underserved communities as people or communities of color, Tribal and Indigenous populations that may be disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks, high-poverty areas, persistent poverty counties, and Title 1 schools for this grant program.

Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 and $3.5 million in grant funding per year under this program, supporting more than 3,800 grants.

For information on the EE Grants Program and instructions for how to apply, visit: https://www.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants.


We encourage you to share EPA's Environmental Education eNewsletter with your colleagues. To subscribe, visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsroom/email-subscriptions.

Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education
Office of the Administrator / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency



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US EPA, Office of Environmental Education, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460 United States

EPA: Grants & Awards             (Posted: 3-22-19)

EPA Awards Grants to 21 Student Teams for Innovative Technology Projects
EPA extends application period for environmental educator awards
Proposed EPA program would give $50-million boost to children's health

Nonprofits, Universities and Colleges Urged to Apply for Grants for Projects to Enhance Coastal-Resilience Planning Efforts             (Posted: 3-12-19)

Click HERE.

Webinar: Learn more about the UL Innovative Education Award application process             (Posted: 3-4-19)

Click HERE.

NEEF grant opportunity: Health and the Natural Environment             (Posted: 2-15-19)

Click HERE.

SJ: New Funding Available for Municipalities and Schools             (Posted: 11-21-18)

Click HERE.

Apply for this Grant re: Funding for hunger relief, environmental stewardship, & more             (Posted: 10-2-18)

Grant Opp: Funding for hunger relief, environmental stewardship, & more!

Looking for grant opportunities that will help your program do even more in your community? Save-A-Lot can help!

Save-A-Lot supports organizations whose primary mission addresses the following focus areas:
Hunger relief: Comprehensive hunger relief organizations and non-profit food distribution centers. The majority of funding is allocated to area food banks in conjunction with store openings.
Health, wellness, and nutrition education, especially organizations promoting nutrition education and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through diet.
Environmental stewardship: Programs that promote environmental stewardship, especially related to using energy more efficiently and reducing waste.

Deadline: Ongoing.
Funds: Varies by request.

Click HERE for details. Please note that printed material, faxes and e-mailed donation requests will not be reviewed.

EPA Grant Funds Teacher Training Through The College of New Jersey             (Posted: 8-3-17)

Contact: Jennifer May-Reddy, 212-637-3658, may.jennifer@epa.gov

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $91,000 environmental education grant to The College of New Jersey. The grant funding will be used to provide training to teachers in New Jersey. The training is designed to increase environmental literacy and promote the protection of local water sources in their communities and schools. More than 30 grants totaling $3.3 million were awarded nationwide.

The teachers trained through this project will develop, in collaboration with their students, school-specific projects at ten local elementary schools. All participating schools are located in New Jersey, and within 20 miles of The College of New Jersey.

"This grant gives local teachers the tools and resources they need in order to incorporate important environmental concepts in the classroom," Administrator Pruitt said. "I look forward to seeing how these funds are used to promote the protection of clean water in communities across New Jersey."

"The College of New Jersey is extremely grateful to the EPA for this important grant award," said The College of New Jersey Associate Vice President for Communications Dave Muha, "It will provide the teachers and students with crucial environmental sustainability education projects that will have implications not only for the participating schools but the surrounding communities as well. Our goal is to instill a capacity to exert influence over the environmental health in these areas in order to inspire direct and lasting change."

Using the EPA grant, The College of New Jersey will work through its Sustainability Institute, which is the college's "think and do" tank managing cutting edge research and outreach programs, to establish an intensive professional development series for teachers focused on how best to integrate information about the environment into a classroom's curriculum. A major focus of the training will be on the protection of local water sources.

For more information about EPA's environmental education program: https://www.epa.gov/education.

Conserve Wildlife Grants             (Posted: 11-16-16)

Conserve Wildlife Matching Grant Program.

EPA Awards $10.8M for National Environmental Education Training Program             (Posted: 10-28-16)


CONTACT:
Christie St. Clair (News Media Only)
(202) 564-2880
stclair.christie@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2016

 

EPA Awards $10.8M for National Environmental Education Training Program

WASHINGTON - More than 4,400 environmental educators will gain training and leadership opportunities in 2017 through a new cooperative agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).

EPA is funding up to $10.8 million over five years through the agency's teacher training program, formally known as the National Environmental Education Training Program (NEETP).

“Environmental educators help learners of all ages understand and value the ecosystems around them,” said U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “The teacher training program gives educators access to the best classroom and out-of-classroom materials and professional development opportunities, focused on using the environment as a platform for learning science, technology, engineering and math skills to improve decision-making.”

NAAEE will launch a five-year program called “ee360,” starting in 2017. The association is bringing together a broad collection of partners: Antioch University, the Center for Diversity and the Environment, Earth Force, the NAAEE Affiliate Network, Project Learning Tree, Stanford University, the University of Oregon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. National Park Service, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Forest Service.

NAAEE and these partners will train professionals to deliver high-quality environmental education in formal and non-formal education settings. In the first year, ee360 aims to train more than 4,400 educators. The partners will also strengthen the field by building infrastructure through leadership clinics, developing state certification programs, using technology, expanding access to resources, and researching the value of environmental education. 

Since 1992, EPA's teacher training program has funded training, helped universities and states develop accredited certification programs, and promoted the national Environmental Education Guidelines for Excellence. 

For more information on the teacher training program, visit: https://www.epa.gov/education/national-environmental-education-training-program

For more information on NAAEE, visit: www.naaee.org


Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460 United States

Announcing New Support for Family Nature Clubs             (Posted: 10-28-16)

Click HERE.

SUEZ Foundation Press Release - Grants             (Posted: 6-29-16)

SUEZ NORTH AMERICA FOUNDATION TO AWARD $50,000 IN ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS

Officials have announced today that the SUEZ North America Foundation, the philanthropic arm of SUEZ North America, will award 50 grants of $1000 each to organizations and projects dedicated to the environmental sustainability of communities across the country.

“The SUEZ North America Foundation continues its mission to award grants for projects that demonstrate good environmental stewardship and have a positive impact on our society,” said Ed Wallace, executive director. “With 50 total grants available, the intent is to spread the awards to as many organizations as possible.”

Eligible organizations must be designated a 501(c)(3) charity, and preference will be given to groups within SUEZ's service territories. All applications will be reviewed by a SUEZ North America Foundation panel, and applicants will be notified of the panel's decision in writing. Grant applications are available online at: www.mysuezwater.com.

Since 2009, the SUEZ North America Foundation has distributed grants in excess of $4 million, supporting almost 200 projects, including Hackensack Riverkeeper, Hackensack, NJ, which works to protect the environmental quality of the Hackensack River and its watershed; Operation SPLASH, a non-profit based in Freeport, NY, whose volunteers spend thousands of hours each year cleaning local waterways, educating the public about the plight of the bays from Washington, DC, to Albany, NY; and The World is our Classroom, Springfield, MA, which provides instruction in physical, earth, environmental and life sciences, technology and engineering design.

The Watershed Institute: Grant Finder             (Posted: 8-7-15)

The grant finder database contains information on more than a hundred grant opportunities that may be of interest to watershed and other environmental groups throughout New Jersey.

Click HERE.

Ecological Excellence Award by Soil and Water Conservation Society and Pinelands Nursery             (Posted: 7-23-15)

Click HERE.

New NJNG school fundraiser             (Posted: 2-7-14)

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) just re-launched their Conserve to Preserve (CTP) Community Rewards program, a unique FREE fundraising opportunity that allows schools in their service territory to raise up to $5,000. Schools that register to participate can earn $5 for each NJNG customer who successfully completes the FREE online home energy assessment tool, CTP Dashboard. Plus schools can earn even more if participants have a home energy audit performed by NJNG's The SAVEGREEN Project® team.

Help us spread the word about this new program. Encourage your friends and family to let principals and PTA presidents at schools in NJNG's service territory know about this great fundraising initiative. They can learn more at the NJNG CTP Community Rewards webpage. http://www.njng.com/save-energy-money/ctp/communityrewards.asp

Grants.gov Applicant Training Video             (Posted: 8-8-13)

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.

http://youtu.be/8HLFoOoVGQY

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!


Nicole Daniel
Communications Lead
Grants.gov Program Management Office
Department of Health and Human Services
Nicole.Daniel@hhs.gov
202.205.5890

Find Federal Grant Opportunities             (Posted: 6-28-11)

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

Scholarship Opportunity for Wildlife/Fisheries and Conservation Education/Communications Majors             (Posted: 2-2-11)

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.

EPA Graduate and Undergraduate fellowships available             (Posted: 10-19-09)

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

http://www.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/

4imprint Grants             (Posted: 6-10-09)

Deadline: Rolling
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.

http://onebyone.4imprint.com/default.aspx

Captain Planet Foundation Grants             (Posted: 3-12-09)

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.
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/

Beetle incentive for youth projects             (Posted: 12-2-08)

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.

http://www.coleopsoc.org/default.asp?Action=Show_SocietyInfo&ID=Youth

Susan Cox
Durham Field Office
Conservation Education Coordinator
USDA Forest Service
271 Mast Rd
Durham NH 03824
603 868-7706

Young Explorers Grants

Deadline: Open
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.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/yeg/

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.
http://www.wildernessproject.org/volunteer_apprentice_ecologist

Education Grants

www.grantsalert.com

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.

http://www.toshiba.com/taf/

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.
http://eelink.net/cgi-bin/ee-link/newclick/269054

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Education Grants

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation website - information on Environmental Education Grants.
http://www.mgaef.org/index.html

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.

Rebecca Winn
Coordinator, Partnerships
International Paper
6775 Lenox Center Court
Memphis, TN 38115
901-419-2001

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