National Education Association Invites Grant Applications From K-12 Teachers for Environmental Education Projects

The National Education Association is offering Green Across America grants of up to $1,000 each to help K-12 teachers across the United States implement their innovative education program, activity, lesson, or event to increase environmental awareness, create positive learning programs, and excite students about ways to create a better planet.
The program will award a total of $50,000, in grants of up to $1,000 each (dependent on the cost of developing the activity, lesson, or event). Information on the grantees' programs will also be posted on the NEA Member Benefits Web site for use by the education community.
The program is open to any educator employed by a public or private school (K-12) located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.

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Youth Garden Grants Program 
Presented by the National Gardening Association and sponsored by The Home Depot
NGA is delighted to announce that The Home Depot Garden Club has returned as our Youth Garden Grants sponsor for 2010. For more than 25 years, NGA's Youth Garden Grants program has helped more than 1.3 million youngsters reap rewards and vital life lessons from working in gardens and habitats, and thanks to the generosity of The Home Depot Garden Club, we can reach many more eager young learners.

NOAA Teacher at Sea Program
The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Teacher at Sea (TAS) program is to give teachers a clearer insight into our ocean planet, a greater understanding of maritime work and studies, and to increase their level of environmental literacy by fostering an interdisciplinary research experience. The program provides a unique environment for learning and teaching by sending kindergarten through college-level teachers to sea aboard NOAA research and survey ships to work under the tutelage of scientists and crew. Then, armed with new understanding and experience, teachers bring this knowledge back to their classrooms.  Indeed, the greatest payoff of NOAA's Teacher at Sea program is the enthusiasm for learning more about our ocean planet generated between teachers and students.

See below for information about grants for teachers, filmmakers, and photographers, as well as competitions and awards for students.  Do you know of any grant opportunities we should be posting? Feel free to leave a comment!

Environmental Education Mini Grants The Kokua Hawaii Foundation has started a mini-grant program to assist Hawai’i public school teachers pay for supplies and trainings for their environmental education initiatives! Applications are accepted for the 2010-2011 school year through March 1, 2011.  Download the application here

Bishop Museum: Holoholo Science - We Come to You!
Holoholo Science is a traveling science outreach program that brings exciting, hands-on, standards-based science to your school. Presented by dynamic science educators, the programs encourage inquiry and exploration, and offer the rare chance to handle scientific specimens, cultural artifacts, and state-of-art equipment. For more information please visit their site:
The Green House Does your classroom need a worm bin? Would you like a classroom workshop on eco-footprints from The Green House? Are you ready to start a garden with your students? For more information please visit their site:


Earthwatch Educator Fellowships  Earthwatch has long been a leader in hands-on environmental learning. Whether you apply for a fellowship, join an expedition with a student group, or teach your students an expedition-based lesson, we hope you will bring Earthwatch into your classroom. You can also nominate your students for one of our competitive Student Fellowships.   Website:  GreenWorks! PollinatorLIVE Grants
Deadline: December 3rd 2010.
PLT, the U.S Forest Service and the Prince William Network are pleased to present PLT GreenWorks! PollinatorLIVE Grants. PLT-trained educators are eligible to apply for up to $500 to create a pollinator garden in their school yard or community.  Students must be involved in the planning and implementation of the project. The grants are part of PollinatorLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure. This project will provide teachers and students with a fun, informative, and interactive way to learn about pollinators through several events taking place in the next few months. Most of the activities will be broadcast online via webcam.  For more information and to register go to or      
Lego Children’s Fund Grants  
Deadline: May 1
These grants are awarded to organizations with collaborative programs involving early childhood education and development, technology, and communication projects that advance learning opportunities or athletic programs focusing under-served youth.  Local and national communities, organizations, and groups catering to children from birth through age 14 may apply for up to $5,000.  
American Honda Foundation Grants    Deadline: May 1
The American Honda Foundation awards grants of up to $100,000 to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and others for programs benefiting youth and scientific education- the physical and life sciences, mathematics, and the environmental sciences.  Programs characterized as scientific, imaginative, creative, humanistic, youthful, innovative, and forward thinking will receive preference.     
Dollar General’s Back-to-School Grants  
Deadline: May 22  
K-12 schools can obtain grants of up to $5,000 to implement new programs or purchase new equipment, materials, or software for their school library or literacy program from Dollar General’s Literacy Grant Program.  
Disney Planet Challenge
Deadline: Ongoing
This program will fund hands-on classroom projects that benefit the environment. To be eligible, teachers must first register to participate in the Disney Planet Challenge, then submit a hands-on project request focusing on the environment at Full-time fourth, fifth and sixth grade teachers at public schools are eligible.  
Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Searching for funding for your outdoor classroom, schoolyard garden, or school greening project? Lowe's will donate $5 million to public schools and public school parent teacher groups at more than 1,000 different public schools per school year.  
Nickelodeon's Big Green Grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Program provides resources to schools and community-based organizations to support environmentally friendly projects that educate and inspire kids to take care of the environment, be active, live healthily, and engage in community service. Each Green Grant will provide up to $5,000. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. 
Website: Nickelodeon's Big Green Grants    
NOAA Environmental Literacy Projects  
Deadline: See website  
NOAA's Office of Education requests applications for environmental literacy projects in K-12 education.  Funded projects will be 1-5 years in duration and will promote changes in K-12 education to expand the amount of Earth System Science taught in the classroom.  
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching   Deadline: See website  
The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th-grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.  Winners receive a paid trip to Washington, D.C., and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. 
Do Something grants
Deadline: Ongoing
Did you recently create a sustainable community action project, program or organization? Would $500 help further the growth and success of your program? If you answered, "YES!" you are eligible to apply for a Plum Youth Grant. Plum grants are awarded weekly on a rolling basis. Applications can be submitted every two months.  
Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Grant 
Deadline: See website
The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative has engaged many young people to participate in environmental conservation and cleanup projects over the past decade. It is a two-part award.  First, teens lead a project, such as a clean-up of a natural area or a tree-planting project.  Then photos of the experience are uploaded to the Nicodemus Wilderness Project Web site.  The final component of the competition is to submit an essay about the project experience. A $500 educational scholarship, as well as several runner-up prizes, are awarded annually to the author of the top Apprentice Ecologist essay.  
President's Environmental Youth Awards
Deadline: See website
Since 1971, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has annually sponsored the President’s Environmental Youth Awards. The awards program recognizes forward-thinking youth with outstanding ideas about the environment and how to sustain it. All applicants receive a signed certificate by the President honoring them for their efforts. Regional winners receive a presidential plaque as well as an invitation to an EPA-sponsored ceremony in Washington, D.C. The competition is open to K-12 youth in all 50 states and the U.S. territories with an adult sponsor.   Website:  
Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award
Deadline: See website
Do you think you have an idea that could impact the field of renewable energy? The Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards challenges teams of high school students to create innovative products for use in various fields of science and technology, including lunar exploration, personal spaceflight and renewable energy. Teams vie for more than $100,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to commercialize their products for general market use. 
Canon Envirothon Competition
Deadline: See website
The Canon Envirothon – North America’s largest high school environmental competition – is an annual youth environmental competition taking place over five days during the summer (August 1-7, 2010). Teams must demonstrate their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management at five training/testing stations.
Volvo Adventure and United Nations Environment Program Competition
Submission deadline: January 31, 2011.
Volvo Adventure, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program, recognizes and rewards students’ environmental activities. Finalists receive a trip to Sweden for the final judging and awards ceremony. Three prizes are awarded, including a grand prize of $10,000. To enter the competition students, must form a team of two to five members between 13 and 16 years of age plus one adult team leader. Teams plan and perform an environmental project and submit the finished project for judging.  Website:       
The Pikake Fund
Deadline: Inquire after January 31st in even years (i.e. 2010, 2012) The Pikake Fund provides supprt for film or video projects about environmental protection efforts.
 The Fund is interested in supporting film or video projects that describe:
  • Conservation work that positively impacts the health of terrestrial or near-shore marine ecosystems
  • Community-led projects or programs that demonstrate broad community involvement in the stewardship of natural resources
  •  Projects that integrate natural resource protection with Hawaiian cultural practices and traditions.

    Hawaii Community Foundation grant info page

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