Sunday, 23 October 2011

DEP, Pennsylvania seeks Grant Applications for the Environmental Education Program

The Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania (DEP) is currently seeking applications for the environmental education grants that are intended to be released in 2012.

These environmental education grants are available for schools, colleges, universities, county conservation districts, non-profit organizations, municipalities and businesses, providing a maximum of $7,500 per applicant.

“These grants will help bring more information and education to the public,” said DEP Secretary Mike Krancer, adding “Stronger environmental education leads to a more-informed dialogue and better decisions.”

Grants are aimed at providing funding to aforesaid institutions so that they could create or develop projects for supporting a variety of environmental topics including: watershed management, water conservation, acid mine drainage, alternative energy, air quality, brownfields redevelopment and Chesapeake Bay restoration.

A total of 102 grants amounting to more than $538,000 in total were awarded last April to groups supporting environmental education programs across the state. More than $7 million in grants have been awarded by the DEP since the launch of program.

The program, established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993, under which it has been mandated that five percent of all fines and penalties collected by DEP related to pollution annually must be used for environmental education.

Last date for submission of applications is December 16, 2011
For more information, visit this link.

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