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Other Grant Opportunities
Classroom Earth is offering professional development grants to middle and high school teachers who want to make wildlife conservation part of their curriculum. The grant enables applicates to take one six-week online course offered by the Wildlife Conservation Society. If you work with teachers who may be interested, forward them the link below. NOTE - application deadline is February 1.
Seeds for School Sustainability
The Green Schools Committee of the NEO United States Green Building Coalition is announcing up to $250 available to educators for sustainability based student projects. The application is simple, and you'll have to "pitch" the project at a NEO USGBC event. Applications
will be accepted on a ongoing basis with pitch events held four times a year. Next pitch event is April 2, 2013 at Deagans with money to be dispersed by end of the month.
Questions can be handled by Kathleen Rocco, Green Schools Committee Co-Chair by contacting her at email@example.com
Greenworks Grants of $200 - $2,000 are available from Project Learning Tree at the national level, for projects involving youth, adults in communities, with positive environmental effects. Someone trained in Project Learning Tree activities should be involved. Tip: Request a letter of support from Sue Wintering in the Ohio PLT office, 614-265-6657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn and Serve Ohio grants are available through the Ohio Department of Education for schools to develop service learning programs to help students and communities address education, public safety, human and environmental needs. Ohio schools can apply for up to seven years of continuous funding, through different types of grants, for a total of $133,000. Contact Charlotte Jones-Ward, (614) 466-8920.
Ohio Environmental Education Fund mini grants of $500 - $5,000 are offered by the Ohio EPA Office of Environmental Education, with application deadlines every January 15 and July 15. Projects must show how education activities will align with Ohio's Academic Content Standards. Construction activities are not eligible. Larger grants up to $50,000 are also available, but much more competitive. Tip: Submit a draft early to the OEEF staff for a pre-review. (614) 644-2873.
Ohio EPA 319 Grants
Ohio EPA 319 grants (named for Section 319 of the Clean Water Act) pass federal funds through to local watershed organizations to improve water quality. These sometimes include funding for education components. Contact your local watershed coordinator. Tip: Find your watershed coordinator via the Ohio Watershed Network.
If you're a high school student with a creative idea for conserving and protecting wildlife, Planet Connect is offering grants of $1,000 to implement projects and participate in a local internship focused on wildlife conservation or natural resources. Applications due February 1, 2011.
Toshiba America Foundation Grants
The Toshiba America Foundation encourages programs, projects and activities that have the potential to improve classroom teaching and learning of science, mathematics and the science and mathematics of technology. Funding is available for private and public schools, grades 6 - 12. Applications for small grants ($5,000 or less) are accepted year round. Applications and guidelines are available online as a PDF.
Toyota Tapestry Grants
Toyota Tapestry grants up to $50,000 and mini grants up to $2,500 are available to science teachers and administered by the National Science Teachers Association.
Youth Venture provides seed money grants of up to $1,000 for new youth-created, youth-led, sustainable ventures that benefit the community. Youth ages 12-20 who want to start a new ongoing environmental club or organization can get guidance on how to plan, organize, and launch their venture, along with funds for start-up expenses.
Welch Havest Grants
This award is open to PreK-8 classrooms in the United States with a minimum of 15 students who plan to use outdoor or indoor gardens to teach students about nutrition and sustainable agriculture. Two winning schools will be selected from each state. Winners may choose between an outdoor or indoor garden package filled with a variety of garden tools, seeds, and educational materials. Applications due February 11, 2011 and awards will be distributed in April 2011.
WILD School Sites
Ohio teachers who have successfully used Project WILD in their classrooms now have the opportunity to provide students with additional hands-on learning tools about wildlife and habitat through grants being offered through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.
Grants totaling $500 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to 40 schools currently participating in Project WILD, a supplemental environmental education curriculum for grades K-12.
The grants are awarded to applicants that best meet the WILD School Site criteria. Criteria includes participation in one of Ohio’s Project WILD programs, direct improvement of the habitat on the school grounds, involvement of the students in the projects as much as possible, and correlation of the projects to the school’s curriculum.
Interested educators should submit an application between January 1 and May 31 to the ODNR Division of Wildlife, Outdoor Education Section, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. G, Columbus, OH 43229. Complete details of the grant program and an application packet can be found at ohioprojectwild.com. To learn more about Project WILD or to find an area workshop, go to ohioprojectwild.com or call 1-800-WILDLIFE.
The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at ohiodnr.com.