Chesapeake Bay Trust Offers Stewardship & Education Grants

The Chesapeake Bay Trust introduces its Environmental Education Grants Program to raise public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers.

Deadline: Aug. 4.

The Environmental Education Grants Program provides $5,000 grants to K-12 schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and agencies for projects that increase environmental education initiatives. Supported activities can include field trips, fieldwork, student-led action projects, schoolyard habitat projects, and professional development trainings and programs that advance teachers’ environmental literacy.

Specifically, the program seeks to educate students in Maryland and the District of Columbia about the Chesapeake Bay and their local watersheds, as well as about what students can do to make a difference in watershed health; engage school communities in education and restoration activities that benefit watershed health; provide meaningful watershed educational experiences for students and teachers; provide environmental education professional development opportunities for teachers; and support environmental literacy goals within schools, school systems, and other educational institutions.

The trust is committed to the advancement of diversity in its grantmaking and environmental work and strongly encourages grant applications for projects that increase awareness and participation in communities of color.

Info: (grants).

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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