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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Deadline to Apply is Jan. 6, 2014
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today invited schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and businesses to apply for Environmental Education Grants to develop programs and projects.
"These grants fund projects that explore many of today's most pressing issues," Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "Providing opportunities for all Pennsylvanians to increase their understanding of environmental issues fosters life-long environmental stewardship."
The grants provide funding to develop programs and projects that support environmental education about important issues, including:
Eligible projects include, but are not limited to: teacher professional development; curriculum integration; outdoor learning resources, such as trails, shelters, streamside plantings and educational programming; transportation to field study sites; water chemistry testing equipment; and educational events. Grants are awarded up to $3,000.
In April, DEP awarded 92 grants totaling more than $334,000 to groups in support of environmental education programs across the state. Since the program's inception, the department has awarded nearly $8 million in grants.
The program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993 and mandates that 5 percent of all pollution fines and penalties collected annually by DEP be set aside for environmental education.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 6, 2014.
Media contact: Amanda Witman, 717-787-1323
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