Superintendents' Environmental Education Collaborative
Learn about how your school district can receive federal funding and other grant opportunities.
Many times, environmental education (EE) can be integrated into the K-12 curriculum without enormous added costs to a school or district. Many EE resources are designed to address existing academic standards, making EE a platform for helping students achieve knowledge and skills in a meaningful and locally relevant way. But providing teachers will the professional development needed to provide effective instruction in environmental content, use the schoolyard for hands-on learning, or integrate an off-site field experience into pre and post classroom instruction may require additional funds. Likewise, transportation for enriching experiences at nearby nature centers, public lands, or other program providers can add up.
Funding for EE is frequently available through small grants that may be offered through a state agency or local and regional private grantmaker. But some federal agencies offer grant programs that support larger educational initiatives each year. Here is information about just a few of these opportunities.