The following is from the Environmental Protection Agency:
(Kansas City, Kan., July 2, 2012) - EPA has awarded a $150,000 Environmental Education Grant to Earth Force, of Denver, Colo.
Earth Force, a non-profit organization, will use the grant to make 19 small grant awards up to $5,000 each to organizations that apply with a joint application and agree to work together as a team. Each team applicant will identify partner organizations within their community to meet the specific goals identified in their application. These awards will be used for the development and implementation of projects, programs and solutions to meet a variety of educational and environmental priorities. Four of the 19 awards will be made to organizations working directly on the development of environmental literacy plans.
“The variety of organizations and diversity of projects to receive these environmental education sub awards will exhibit the commitment of communities to creating and sustaining a healthy environment,” said Karl Brooks, Region 7 administrator. “The rewards to be reaped from these sub awards will be visible in a stronger earth, cleaner air, reduced pollution, environmentally astute citizens, and healthier people.”
These projects will bring together diverse organizations working on a number of environmental issues that will meet the needs of their community. Sub award applicants will have the flexibility to support the strategic initiatives identified through one or more EPA educational priorities such as community projects, human health and the environment.
The Environmental Education Grant Program is a competitive grant program that supports EPA’s efforts to enhance the public’s awareness and knowledge about environmental issues. This grant program supports environmental education projects to increase the skills that help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality and to take responsible actions toward the environment.