Grants, Awards, and Contests

Funding for your community and environmental education programs.

MEEA Environmental Educator Grant

This grant is open to any Professional MEEA member, whether a formal or non-formal educator, except for members of the board. MEEA will award six grants of $250 each to purchase materials or supplies for advancing environmental or sustainability education. Awards will be made to the recipient’s school or organization.

2020 Grant Timeline

  • Proposal Due: November 15, 2020
  • Notification: December 31, 2020
  • Funds Available: Upon notification
  • Report Due: August 1, 2021

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    Information you will need for the application

    1. Audience you plan to reach
    2. How the audience will be different as a result of your efforts
    3. How you will know you have been successful in changing your audience
    4. Your budget

     

    Past Grant Recipients

Grants and Awards

Upcoming deadlines

Upcoming deadlines

  • Fund for Teachers – Deadline: January 21, 2021
    Full time pre-K-12 teacher with at least 50% contact time with students. Up to $5000 for travel, degree completion, certification, professional development, etc. http://fft.fundforteachers.org
  • Clif Bar Family Foundation – Deadline: February 1st, 2021
    Provide small grants to groups that demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level and promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process.
    http://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
  • New York Life Foundation’s Aim High Grants – Deadline: February 1, 2021
    One and two-year grants aimed at after-school and summer learning programs for Middle School students. Four two year grants $25,000 and $50,000 and ten 1 year grants of $15,000. https://afterschoolalliance.smapply.io/
  • Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest – Deadline: February 1, 2021
    Formal or non-formal educator committed to bringing the Amazon experience back to their teaching. $1250 scholarship to the Academy. http://amazonworkshops.com/scholarships-funding/
  • Vernier Software and Technology Fellowship – Deadline: (Sign up for Updates)
    AP and HS Environmental and Biology Educators. Fellowship award covers all Educator Academy in the Rainforest Program fees (air not included). Fellow will partner with the Morpho Institute and Vernier to establish a long term field study in the Peruvian Amazon with direct connections back to HS classrooms. $2695 scholarship to the Academy. http://amazonworkshops.com/scholarships-funding/
  • Gro More Good Grassroots Grant – Deadline: February 5, 2021
    Awards provide funding for the development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth. Winners will be selected based on their commitment to the maintenance and sustainability of their garden program including plans for growth and future fiscal stability. 150 awardees will receive $500, and 25 award winners will receive $1000. https://kidsgardening.org/2021-gromoregood-grassroots-grant/
  • Exploravision – Deadline: February 10, 2021
    U.S. EE Savings bonds $10,000 for four teams, $5000 for four teams, all expense trips to DC for finalists. K-12 students of all interests and abilities working in teams of 2 to 4 to study a technology of interest and predict what it will be like 20 years from now. Teams submit web pages showing future of the technology. Sponsored by Toshiba and NSTA. https://www.exploravision.org/
  • Project Learning Garden – Deadline: February 15, 2021
    Project Learning Garden provides gardens, materials, professional development, and capacity-building support valued at $3,000 per school (non-cash) for schools desiring to incorporate a school garden into youth nutrition education and cafeteria practices. (scroll to bottom of page) https://captainplanetgrants.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants – Deadline: February 17, 2021
    Grants are open to any city, county, and public school for buliding playgrounds, pools, water parks, shooting ranges, fishing facilities, trails, passive areas, etc. http://mostateparks.com/page/61215/land-and-water-conservation-fund-lwcf-grants
  • President’s Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) – Deadline: February 19, 2021
    Recognizes youth for projects which demonstrate commitment to the environment. http://www2.epa.gov/education/presidents-environmental-youth-award
  • World of 7 Billion – Deadline: February 25, 2021
    Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Promoting Environmental Justice, Strengthening Global Health, Re-Imagining Industrial Systems. Students can win up to $1.200. https://www.worldof7billion.org/get-started/
  • Kids to Parks Grant – Deadline: February 26, 2021
    The Kids to Parks Day School Grants Program is open to all U.S. Title I schools (40% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch) in grades PreK through 12 and provides up to $500 per grant proposal. This year, due to COVID-19, National Park Trust’s grants will only support distance learning experiences. Grant funding can be used towards virtual program fees, hands-on materials for remote learning activities, stewardship supplies, and any other materials needed for a robust at-home or in-school learning experience. https://parktrust.org/news/national-park-trust-announces-2021-kids-to-parks-day-school-grants-for-title-i-schools/ 
  • Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators – Deadline: February 19, 2021
    This program recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Criteria: innovation (25 points), student achievement (15 points), service to community and underserved popluations (20 points), leadership (15 points, integration (10 points), teaching materials (10 points), letters of support (5 points).Two teachers from each of EPA’s 10 regional offices will be selected to receive this award. https://www.epa.gov/education/presidential-innovation-award-environmental-educators
  • Swantz Family Foundation – Deadline: March 1, 2021
    Up to $5,000. 501 (c) (3) organizations actively working to reconnect young people to the natural world. https://www.swantzfamilyfoundation.org
  • Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge
    Enter the contest by March 1, 2021, Submissions due April 1, 2020 Middle and high school teams of 2-8 students apply biomimicry to address social or environmental issues related to climate change. Cash prizes for 1st ($1000), 2nd ($750), and 3rd ($500) place. https://youthchallenge.biomimicry.org/
  • Dr. Scholl Foundation – Deadline: March 1, 2021
    Foundation funding for education, social service, healthcare, civic and cultural, and environmental programs aimed at improving the world. $5,000 to $25,000. https://www.drschollfoundation.com/application-procedures/preferences-limitations/
  • MPF Prairie Garden Grant – Deadline March 15, 2021
    Gardening and other conservation groups, parks, schools, and other entities are invited to submit proposals. Expected to fund three grants with a maximum of $800 each. Those with smaller projects are encouraged to apply as well. Gardens must be available to the public and must incorporate native prairie species (not cultivars). https://moprairie.org/mission/grants/
  • Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Project and Fish Migration Art Awards – Deadline: March 31, 2021
    For students grades K – 12. Students paint or draw their state fish (the Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus in Missouri – but any state fish can be selected)or a North American fish selected from the contest’s list of migrating fish and write an essay about the fish’s habitat, physical characteristics and behavior. https://www.wildlifeforever.org/home/state-fish-art/
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Training – Deadline April 1, 2021
    $10,000, Presidential citation and a paid trip for two to Washington D. C. For a highly qualified K-6 grade math or science teacher who has demonstrated outstanding teaching. Recipients must be employed full time by a school or district and must have at least 5 years of teaching experience. https://www.paemst.org
  • Carton2Garden Contest – Deadline: April 1, 2020 – 2021 deadline not yet announced
    Contest challenging students to repurpose milk and juice cartons for use in your school garden. Fifteen prizes will be awarded, ranging in value from $1000 to $5000. https://carton2garden.com
  • Clean Tech Competition 2019 Challenge: Solving Climate Change – Deadline: April 23, 2021
    Finalists win prizes of $1,000 to $10,000. The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources. https://www.cleantechcompetition.org
Community Foundation of the Oarks COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

This fund is for agencies that provide services such as childcare, needs of seniors and other high-risk individuals, food insecurity, transportation and physical and mental well-being. The initial funding for this commitment is provided by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ unrestricted grant program, Missouri Foundation for Health and the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation managed by Commerce Trust Company.

  • The CFO serves communities within the state of Missouri south of the Missouri River and outside the metro areas of St. Louis, Kansas City and Jefferson City.
  • Learn more about how to apply for funding OR to donate at https://www.cfozarks.org/covid19-response-recovery-fund
  • If your school is in the CFO service area and already works to address food insecurity among students, this would be a good fund to consider.
Rolling or multiple award dates

Rolling or multiple award dates (but may require 3 or more months of lead time)

  • The Pollination Project
    The Pollination Project offers a grant every day to individuals with a plan to make a positive difference in their community. Environmental projects are encouraged. They have given out a grant every day since 2013. https://thepollinationproject.org/pre-screen-quiz/
  • NEEF Restoration & Resiience COVID Recovery Fund – Deadlines: Dec. 1,  Feb. 1, April 1, June 1                                                                        Up to $2500 to be spent over a 6 month period for public lands sites that: Demonstrate the need for volunteer service to restore public lands that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic; Engage volunteers in restoration and conservation projects that address the impacts of the pandemic; Contribute to improvement of the sponsored public land sites through community engagement, as evidenced by volunteer participation numbers, types of projects, value of volunteer service, and conservation outputs.  https://www.neefusa.org/grants/2021/restoration-resilience-fund
  • Clif Bar Family Foundation – Deadlines: Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 1
    Funding priorities include: Protect Earth’s beauty and bounty. Create a robust, healthy food system. Increase opportunities for outdoor activity. Reduce environmental health hazards. Build stronger communities. Grants can be awarded for general organizational support or for special projects. https://clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants
  • Honda Foundation – Deadline: Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1
    The American Honda Foundation was established to help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education. Nonprofits and school districts are eligible. Grants range from $20,000 to $75,000 to be used in one year. For more information visit  ​https://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant
  • ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Initiative Program
    This program will provide eligible groups the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund their next trail improvement related project which could range from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, to name a few. Environmental groups and organizations as well as publicly and privately owned off-road trails are all invited to apply for the grant. Along with the grant, ExtremeTerrain will provide industrial strength trash bags for collection of any debris.  ​For more information and to apply: https://www.extremeterrain.com/clean-trail-initiative-program.html
  • The Lawrence Foundation – Deadlines: April 30th and October 31st
    This private family foundation was founded in 2000 and has since awarded over $4.5 million to charitable organizations around the US. Their funding priorities focus on projects that are related to the environment, human services and disaster relief. Guideline can be found here https://thelawrencefoundation.org/application-process   Application: https://thelawrencefoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant
  • Fund For Wild Nature – Deadlines: May 1st, October 1st
    The Fund provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity.
    https://fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/https://fundwildnature.org/proposal-dates-guidelines/
  • Bass Pro Shops Grants
    No deadline/ Rolling Support
    Support conserving wildlife and habitat, connecting new audiences to the outdoors, and strengthening communities in the Missouri Ozarks. https://about.basspro.com/community/support/
  • National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program – Deadlines: January 13, June 9
    The National Forest Foundation (NFF) Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands.
    https://www.nationalforests.org/grant-programs/map
  • MDC Community Conservation Grants – Grant applications available June 2020, evaluated quarterly.
    Practices eligible for funding must promote urban habitat and include land management activities necessary for habitat restoration, native plant establishment, terrestrial and aquatic habitat enhancement, exotic species control, and staff training for natural landscape management. Applications from schools and school districts must identify a full-time staff member as project manager. The maximum request for grant awards is $50,000.00. http://mdc.mo.gov/property/community-grants-aid/community-conservation-funding-opportunity
  • MDC Community Archery Grant – Funding cycle runs on a fiscal calendar beginning July 1.
    Reimbursable grant of up to $5000 for developing or increasing activity in recreational archery shooting within a city, town, or county. https://mdc.mo.gov/property/community-conservation/community-conservation-funding-opportunities/community-archery-grant

 

Youth Opportunities

Statewide

  • President’s Environmental Youth AwardDeadline Feb. 19, 2021. Apply or encourage a student you know to apply for PEYA and see what a difference they can make for the environment with an award-winning project. Applicants are eligible to compete for a regional certificate of special recognition and a national Presidential award. Evaluation results consistently demonstrate that participation in the PEYA program is frequently a life-changing experience for many of the young people and their project sponsors. https://www.epa.gov/education/presidents-environmental-youth-award
  • World of 7 Billion video contest – Deadline Feb. 25, 2021. The World of 7 Billion video contest challenges students to think critically about some of the planets most pressing issues to and to come up with solutions. Students are asked to share what they’ve learned and their solution ideas in a 60-second video. Participating teachers receive free curriculum resources from Population Education, and over 80 cash prizes of up to $1,200 will be awarded to student winners.
  • Live Deliberately Essay Contest – Deadline: February 16, 2020
    Youth 14 to 21. 750 words maximum. $250. Contestants younger than 17 need adult sponsor. Consider the different meanings of a quotation from Thoreau. https://www.walden.org/education/essay-contest/
  • Young Eco-Hero Award – Deadline: February 28, 2021
    Student Application; Young people 8 to 16 years who carry out a self-initiated innovative and original project for environmental health, advocacy, research or protection of the natural world. http://www.actionfornature.org/award_guidelines.aspx
  • Conservation Scholarships: All scholarship applications are due January 31, 2021.
    • Charles P. Bell Conservation Scholarship (undergraduate and graduate)
    • Chambers Family Memorial Scholarship (undergraduate and graduate)
    • Kirkham Family CFM Scholarship (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships (undergraduate: Fisheries, Forestry, Wildlife, Parks & Recreation and Soil & Water Conservation)
    • Carl Morrow Graduate Scholarship (graduate: Fisheries, Forestry, Wildlife, Parks & Recreation and Soil & Water Conservation)
    • Minority Natural Resource Scholarship (undergraduate)
    • The Nana Family Scholarship – Minority (undergraduate or graduate)

Scholarship information can be found here: https://www.confedmo.org/programs/actions/scholarships/

  • Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship – Deadline Feb. 1, 2021. The Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture Committee are accepting applications for Youth in Agriculture scholarships for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2021. Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of Missouri 4-H or FFA, and have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair.  Selected students must enroll (fall and/or spring semester immediately following graduation from high school) in an accredited community college, college or university in the state of Missouri. $1500-$5000 scholarships available. https://www.mostatefair.com/youth-in-agriculture/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
  • Missouri Agribusiness Academy – Deadline: February 1, 2021
    The Missouri Department of Agriculture is giving 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the Missouri Agribusiness Academy – a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers. http://agriculture.mo.gov/connect/youth/agribusacademy.php

 

  • Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Awards – Deadline: May 14, 2021
    Young people ages 13-22 living in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project with positive environmental and social impact. $3000, a professionally produced short film about their work, and a trip to the San Francisco Bay area. For conservation, preservation or restoration.  http://www.broweryouthawards.org/apply/

 

  • Living Standard and Center for Green Schools Storytelling Youth Scholarship – Deadline: April 12, 2020The Missouri Department of Agriculture is giving 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, Scholarships to students who submit videos on how they are making a positive impact in their schools and communities by leading on sustainability. First place will earn $2,500 and second place will earn $1,000 to pursue post-high school education. https://livingstandard.org/living-standard-and-center-for-green-schools-storytelling-scholarship/

Southwest

  • GLADE (Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems) Residential Camp – Deadline March 12th 2021.  All expense paid week long environmental education camp for 16 high school students currently in 10th or 11th grade in the Springfield Area. The camp will occur June 20th-26th, dependent upon COVID-19. For the GLADE class of 2021, they are looking for individuals with a love for the outdoors and a desire to impact the world around them. https://www.greenleadershipacademy.org/

St. Louis

Freecycle and Wish List Sites

Freecycle and Wish List Sites

Other grant websites
Regional Grant Sites

Kansas City

  • KC Water Quality Small Grant Opportunity. MARC, on behalf of the Water Quality Public Education Committee annually requests proposals from individuals and community groups to implement educational activities, events or projects designed to promote actions that will improve water quality in the Kansas City area. The Committee wants to continue its focus on educating citizens about stormwater as a primary source of water pollution and about actions that individuals can take to reduce the amount of polluted stormwater that enters our lakes, rivers and streams. http://www.marc.org/Environment/Water-Resources/Water-Quality-Grants/Overview
  • Shumaker Family Foundation. Funding for social justice, education, and environmental justice projects in the Kansas City region, generally in the $10,000 to $40,000 range. http://shumakerfamilyfoundation.org/
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.Find a variety of donor-advised funds serving the Kansas City region. https://www.growyourgiving.org/grant/

St. Louis

  • Under Construction

Sothwest

  • Under Construction

 

Past the deadline (but plan for next year)

Past the deadline–double-check if one is a great fit, as deadline can change from year to year

  • Earth Island Institute Brower Youth AwardsDeadline: May 1, 2020
    Young people ages 13-22 living in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project with positive environmental and social impact. $3000, a professionally produced short film about their work, and a trip to the San Francisco Bay area. For conservation, preservation or restoration. http://www.broweryouthawards.org/apply/
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science TrainingDeadline May 1, 2020
    $10,000, Presidential citation and a paid trip for two to Washington D. C. For a highly qualified K-6 grade math or science teacher who has demonstrated outstanding teaching. Recipients must be employed full time by a school or district and must have at least 5 years of teaching experience. https://www.paemst.org
  • National Weather Association Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants.Deadline: June 9, 2020.
    $750 grant for teachers, program directors, school district supervisors and other individuals or groups proposing to improve the education of K–12 students in meteorology may submit an application. Grants can be used to purchase scientific materials and/or equipment, begin new school and/or community science outreach and education, enhance and/or expand existing meteorology/scienc education programs, attend accredited courses, workshops and/or conference related to meteorology. http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/65628-National-Weather-Association
  • MO Conservation Leadership Corps.Deadline: July 10, 2020
    HS Juniors to College must have demonstrated achievement in organized conservation activities through school projects, environmental clubs, 4-H, FFA, Quail Academy, Conservation Honors, Environthon, Stream Team, Scouting, etc. No matter their chosen careers, lawyer, doctor, accountant, engineer, journalist, etc., the CLC participants are prepared to personally influence policy and actions that will contribute to the conservation of Missouri’s natural resources. http://www.confedmo.org/clc/
  • Classroom Technology Grants from Frontier Internet – Deadline: August 3, 2020.
    Looking for a new way to make learning engaging? Eligible K-12 teachers may apply to win $1,000 to use toward the purchase of technology equipment for your students. The contest is open to K-12 teachers who’ve implemented lessons about social responsibility while conducting class remotely. https://internet.frontier.com/resources/education/teacher-grant/
  • Clark Fund – Chichester DuPont FoundationDeadline Letter of Inquiry – August 1, Application – September 1, 2020.
    $15,000 to $30,000 neighborhood. 501 (c) (3) organizations anywhere within the boundary of the U.S. with particular emphasis on programs concerned with the environment, education, health care and social services and to which the Foundation’s giving will play a pivotal role. http://www.chichesterdupont.org
  • Target Field Trip GrantsAs of Sept. 22 it says to check back in 2021
    Up to $700. It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, we launched Target Field Trip™ grants in 2007. Since then, we’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip. https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants
  • Innovate to Mitigate Challenge Initial Deadline: October 13, 2020
    Students brainstorm a project focus, inspired by the latest scientific innovations featured on the project website. All participant groups submit an abstract and receive feedback to improve and resubmit an expanded abstract. ALL participants then select one of these ideas to investigate, after which they submit a 3-minute video and a short research paper. Students have a chance to win prize money and earn recognition from peers, community and experts. https://external-wiki.terc.edu/display/innovate2
  • Budding Botanist – Deadline: October 30, 2020
    Award to support programs teaching environmental stewardship through the preservation of plant species and biodiversity. $1000 grants and $200 in supplies. https://kidsgardening.org/2021-budding-botanist-grant/
  • State Farm’s Good Neighbor Citizenship ® Company Grants – September 1 through October 31, 2020
    K-12 public education funding directed toward: Teacher Development, Service-Learning, Education Reform/Systemic Improvement. https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/community-involvement/community-grants/good-neighbor-citizenship-grants
  • Annie’s Garden Grants – Deadline: November 2nd 2020
    Grants for edible gardens that can be accessed by kids. https://www.annies.com/grants-for-gardens/
  • International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Deadline: November 2, 2020.
    $500 for the overall winner. This year’s participants are encouraged to submit a design that reflects the theme “Grow, Eat…COMPOST…Repeat ” . Categories: Junior (3rd – 7th), Senior (8th-12th), College/Adult. http://compostfoundation.org/ICAW-Poster-Contest
  • MEEA Environmental Educator Grants – Deadline: November 15 2020
    This grant is open to any Professional MEEA member, whether a formal or non-formal educator, except for members of the board. MEEA will award six grants of $250 each to purchase materials or supplies for advancing environmental or sustainability education. Awards will be made to the recipient’s school or organization. http://www.meea.org/meea-grant.html
  • Mid Missouri Solid Waste Management District (MMSWMD) – Deadline: for large grants up to $100K November 27, 2020
    Grant for recycling, composting, waste diversion and waste reduction projects, open to any applicant wishing to pursue projects that reduce the amount of waste going into landfills be that with equipment, facility improvements, education, research, or market development. https://www.mmswmd.org/district-grant-application-guide-and-forms/
  • Excellence in Summer Learning Award  – Deadline: November 30, 2020
    Up to $10,000 for the winner, valuable feedback on programs for all participants, and increased visibility of your program. https://www.summerlearning.org/summer-learning-awards/
  • Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant – Deadline: December 1, 2020
    $300 for 10 classrooms, grades 3 through 6. https://www.herbsociety.org/explore/grants-scholarships/grant-details.html
  • Community Action Grants – Deadline: December 1, 2020
    Grants to women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, local organizations. Grants must have direct public impact, special consideration to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering or math. https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/community-action/
  • The Renewal Bee Grant, Whole Kids Foundation – Deadline: December 15, 2020
    The Bee Grant program allows for schools and non-profit organizations to receive support for educational bee hives, so students can observe bees up close and learn about the vital role these pollinators play in our food system. https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/programs/honey-bee-hive-grant
  • NSTA’s Shell Science Lab Makeover – Deadline: December 17, 2020
    The annual Shell Science Lab Challenge Competition recognizes outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. The Challenge will showcase the work of teachers, representing their schools, who submit innovative, replicable strategies to deliver quality lab experiences with limited equipment/resources, and award teachers/schools with additional tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities needed to support high-quality science teaching and strengthen their existing capabilities. Recognition includes a lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. https://www.nsta.org/awards-and-recognition-program
  • Food Too Good To Waste Project Challenge  – Deadline: December 18, 2020, projects due April 9, 2021
    Kansas City Regional students, grades 4-12 engage in a project related to food systems. Cash prizes for winning schools. https://foodtoogoodtowaste.com/challenge
  • Coca-Cola/KAB Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program  – Deadline December 30, 2019 (no 2020 deadline info yet)
    Local governments, non-profit organizations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities and other community groups. The 2017 program is expected to award up to 3,000 recycling bins for locations such as streetscapes and playgrounds, athletic fields, fairs and festivals, and college campuses. https://kab.org/grants/coca-cola/
  • Youth Opportunity: EPA’s Harmful Algal Bloom Video Contest for High Schoolers – Deadline Jan 3, 2020
    High school students will create a video (no more than two minutes in length) that teaches people how to spot harmful algal blooms and how to be safe around them. https://www.epa.gov/innovation/harmful-algal-bloom-video-challenge
  • American Chemical Society Professional Development Grant – Deadline: January 4, 2020
    Up to $1,500. For High School Chemistry educators in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory School. For conference or workshop registration fees, travel expenses, tuition and education expenses for new/upcoming courses, books and online instructional resources. http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/hachprograms/acs-hach-professional-development-grant.html
  • Back to School Plastic Challenge – Deadline: January 10, 2020
    Students. Post your story online with the hashtag #CleanSeas and send an email to cleanseas@un.org. https://www.tide-turners.org/AboutUS
  • Teach Earth Fellowship – Deadline: January 10, 2020
    A Teach Earth Fellowship includes the full cost of your assigned expedition, including meals, accommodations, and on-site transportation. Fellows also receive a travel award grant to offset out-of-pocket travel expenses to and from the expedition site. Travel award value varies by project location. http://earthwatch.org/education/teacher-fellowships/teach-earth-united-states
Discontinued Grants
  • NOAA-21st CCLC Watershed STEM Grant – Deadline: February 6, 2020
    Through Watershed STEM Education Partnership grants, grantees will work with 21ST CCLC site partners to incorporate essential elements of NOAA B-WET’s “Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences” (MWEEs) into out-of-school time programming. Applicants may apply for a total request of $40,000-$100,000 ($20,000-$50,000 per year of implementation.) $20,000 per year of implementation is the minimum that may be requested for partnerships with a single 21ST CCLC site. https://cdn.naaee.org/sites/default/files/21cclcb-wetrf_a.pdf
  • Lexus Eco Challenge. Land & Water ChallengeRegistration Opens: Cancelled this year (2020-21)
    The Lexus Eco Challenge invites students in grades 6-12 to tackle environmental issues in their own communities, create and submit action plans, and compete nationally for a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/sponsored-content/lexus/home/
  • Food Desert Agriculture – No 2020 Deadline
    Matching Grants of up to $25,000 per project to address food insecurity announced by Missouri Dept of Agriculture. Applications for the grant funds must benefit residents of a food desert, as defined by USDA, and are due by Nov. 29, 2019. Projects must be complete and ready for verification by May 1, 2020. https://agriculture.mo.gov/abd/financial/food-desert.php?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
  • Samsung Solve for Tomorrow – No update on 2020 submissions
    A share of $2,000,000 in technology and prizes for your school. Public schools. Are you and your students innovative? Do you think you can use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to help solve an environmental challenge in your local community? Apply for Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest and become eligible for the Environmental Sustainability Innovation Award, in which your school can win an additional $50,000 in Samsung technology! http://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/
  • National Wetlands Awards – December 20, 2019 (no 2020 date)
    For individuals, not organizations or agencies. 800 words for short form nomination. http://elinwa.org/nominations
  • NSTA/Seaworld Environmental Educator of the Year (NSTA) – Deadline: No 2020 info
    U.S. residents. The award recognizes schools (elementary, middle school, high school and college) and individuals (youth, adult and educator). https://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx
  • Youth Garden Grant – Not happening in 2020 … but may come back
    $1000 for the top 5 programs. School and non-profits that are developing new gardens or expanding existing gardens for at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18. https://kidsgardening.org/2020-youth-garden-grant/

 

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