Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has invited schools, universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations and businesses to apply for 2010 Environmental Education Grants.
‘These grants fund projects that explore many of today's most pressing issues – from developing alternative energy sources to capturing and storing carbon,’ says Jack Farster, DEP's environmental education director.
The maximum grant awarded is $7,500. The grants provide funding to create or develop projects that support environmental education about various topics, including sustainable energy sources and technologies, including solar, wind, hydro, microhydro, biomass, geothermal, alternative transportation fuels and energy efficiency and conservation.
The program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993 and mandates that 5% of all pollution fines and penalties collected annually by DEP be set aside for environmental education.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 18.
For more information, visit depweb.state.pa keyword ‘EE Grants,’ or call (717) 772-1828.