WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–November 4, 2014. Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of awards for the 2013 Environmental Education Model Grants Program. Projects include community energy education, summer programs for low-income teenagers, integration of multimedia learning tools into watershed education, environmental health education on the impact of climate change and asthma, and hands-on K-12 environmental education programs. From applications received in 2013, EPA has funded 20 grants from across the country, ranging from $75,000- 200,000 for a total of approximately $2.8 million.
Winners of the 2013 competition include recipients from 18 states: Maine, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Carolina, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.
Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, for a total of $62,143,290, supporting more than 3,600 grant projects. Applications for the 2014 EE Model Grants Program will be available later in Fall 2014.
The purpose of the EE Model Grants Program is to support environmental education projects that increase public awareness about environmental issues and provide participants with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, and that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings.
For more information on the new awardees and on future EE grant competitions visit, http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants.