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 annually (3 spring/3 fall) 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.

Fall 2021 Grant Timeline (3 Awards)

  • Proposal Due: August 30, 2021
  • Notification: End of September, 2021
  • Funds Available: Upon notification
  • Report Due: September 1, 2022

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    • Professional Membership is only $25 and you’ll get a year’s worth of e-blasts and monthly newsletters full of environmental and education news and resources. You’ll be first to hear about MEEA-sponsored events, and you’ll be helping us spread the word to others! Your membership contributes to environmental education throughout MIssouri. As we grow our Professional membership base, we grow our ability to provide more mini-grants!

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

  • Land and Water Conservation Fund GrantsDeadline: December 30,2021
    Grants are open to any city, county, and public school for building playgrounds, pools, water parks, shooting ranges, fishing facilities, trails, passive areas, etc. http://mostateparks.com/page/61215/land-and-water-conservation-fund-lwcf-grants
  • Excellence in Summer Learning AwardDeadline: January 7, 2022
    Up to $10,000 for each of three categories. Program candidates for the Summer Learning Awards demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for low income children and youth between pre-kindergarten and twelfth grade. https://www.summerlearning.org/summer-learning-awards/
  • Teach Earth FellowshipDeadline: January 10, 2022
    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
  • MPF Prairie Garden GrantDeadline January 15, 2022
    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/
  • Fund for TeachersDeadline: January 20, 2022
    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.
    https://fft.fundforteachers.org/applications/guideline/program_id:158/step:overview
  • American Chemical Society-Hach Professional Development GrantDeadline: January 21, 2022
    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
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    Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program, Deadline January 25,2022
    The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program seeks to develop nation-wide community stewardship of local natural resources, preserving these resources for future generations and enhancing habitat for local wildlife. Grants seek to address water quality issues in priority watersheds, such as erosion due to unstable streambanks, pollution from stormwater runoff, and degraded shorelines caused by development.
    https://www.nfwf.org/programs/five-star-and-urban-waters-restoration-grant-program
  • New York Life Foundation’s Aim High GrantsDeadline: February 1, 2022
    One and two-year grants aimed at after-school and summer learning programs for Middle School students. There are twenty 1-year grants of $15,000, ten 2-year grants at $25,000 per year and ten 2-year grants at $50,000 per year.
    https://afterschoolalliance.smapply.io/
  • Gro More Good Grassroots GrantDeadline: February 5, 2022
    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/
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science TrainingDeadline February 6, 2022
    $10,000 for each award, 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
    Also a new award is available to nominate STEM or computer science teachers working in grades K-6. This award includes: Presidential citation, a paid trip for two to Washington D. C. and $10,000. These nominations are due January 7, 2022 https://www.paemst.org/about/view
  • President’s Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA)Deadline: February 18, 2022
    Recognizes youth for projects which demonstrate commitment to the environment. http://www2.epa.gov/education/presidents-environmental-youth-award
  • Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental EducatorsDeadline: February 18, 2022
    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 populations (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
  • World of 7 BillionDeadline: February 22, 2022
    Create a short video – up to 60 seconds – about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: agriculture and food, ocean health, or urbanization. Students can win up to $1.200.
    https://www.worldof7billion.org/get-started/
  • Swantz Family FoundationDeadline: March 1, 2022
    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 ChallengeRegistration Deadline: March 1, 2022, Submissions due April 1, 2022
    Middle and high school teams of 2-8 students apply biomimicry to create a video that supports a healthier planet. Cash prizes for 1st ($1000), 2nd ($750), and 3rd ($500) place. https://youthchallenge.biomimicry.org/
  • Dr. Scholl FoundationDeadline: March 1, 2022
    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/
  • Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Project and Fish Migration Art AwardsDeadline: March 31, 2022
    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/

 

 

Rolling or multiple award dates

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

  • Clif Bar Family FoundationDeadline: February 1st, 2022, June 1, 2022 and October 1, 2022
    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.
    https://cliffamilyfoundation.org/grants-program

  • The Pollination Project –No deadlines; May apply any time!
    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/

  • Extreme Terrain’s Clean Trail Initiative Program — No deadlines!
    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

  • Bass Pro Shops GrantsNo 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/

  • MDC Community Conservation GrantsGrant applications available in July, 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.
    https://mdc.mo.gov/community-conservation/community-conservation-funding-opportunities

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    National Forest Foundation Matching Awards ProgramDeadlines: January 12, June 22, 2022
    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

 

Youth Opportunities

Statewide

  • Conservation Scholarships: Deadline January 31, 2022
    Scholarship information can be found here: https://www.confedmo.org/programs/actions/scholarships/
    • 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)
  • Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture ScholarshipDeadline Feb. 1, 2022
    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 AcademyDeadline: February 1, 2022
    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
  • ExploravisionDeadline: January 31, 2022
    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 the future of the technology. Sponsored by Toshiba and NSTA. https://www.exploravision.org/
  • President’s Environmental Youth AwardDeadline Feb. 18, 2022
    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 contestDeadline Feb. 22, 2022
    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 ContestDeadline: February 21, 2022
    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 AwardDeadline: February 28, 2022
    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
  • Earth Island Institute Brower Youth AwardsDeadline: 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/
  • MO Conservation Leadership CorpsDeadline: May 15, 2021
    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. https://www.confedmo.org/clc/#:~:text=The%20Conservation%20Leadership%20Corps%20(CLC)%20is%20a%20multi%2Dyear,next%20generation%20of%20conservation%20leaders

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/

Central Missouri

St. Louis

  • Under Construction

Southwest

 

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

  • TRIM (Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance) Grants — Deadlines: application due first Friday of June, 2021
    For government agencies, schools and non-profit organizations, $1000 to $10,000 to fund up to 60% of a project. Workshops to help with projects scheduled around the state. https://mdc.mo.gov/community-conservation/community-conservation-funding-opportunities 
  • 2021 Eddie Bauer One Outside Film GrantDeadline: April 18, 2021
    The 2021 Eddie Bauer One Outside Film Grant will award up to six $10,000 film grants for outdoor filmmakers who identify as part of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. In addition to financial support and promotion of the films across Eddie Bauer channels, we aim to partner with filmmakers to tell stories that help all people feel invited, accepted, and validated in their full range of outdoor experiences. https://www.eddiebauer.com/campaign/one-outside-film-grant
  • Clean Tech Competition 2019 Challenge: Solving Climate ChangeDeadline: 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
  • MO Department of Natural Resources Scrap Tire Material Grants — Deadline: April 30, 2021
    Picnic tables and benches from recycled tires and plastic are eligible projects. There are two scrap tire surface material grant offerings being made for the cost and delivery of scrap tire surface material. One is for Playground projects and one is for Non-Playground projects, maximum grants $40,000 and $50,000 respectively. SWMD will provide a letter of recommendation, reach out to MEEA if you need assistance connecting with SWMD. No match required.
    https://dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/tires/tirefinassistance.htm
  • 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/

  • Classroom Technology Grants from Frontier InternetDeadline: 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/
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