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Ohio EPA to Host Free Grant Writing Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Campus Martius/Ohio River Museum

Businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and schools are invited to a free workshop designed to help applicants identify funding sources and follow up with solid grant proposals. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at the Campus Martius/Ohio River Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta.

Two back-to-back sessions will be offered. Grant Writing 101 will cover finding the right funder and help attendees identify foundations, corporations and government grant programs. Grant Writing 102 covers writing a winning proposal by avoiding common mistakes, developing realistic objectives and correctly identifying activities and budgets. As part of this workshop, participants will review successful and unsuccessful applications that went through the competitive review process. We also will discuss the Ohio Environmental Education Fund and other opportunities it offers.

To attend the workshop, register by email no later than close of business Feb. 19, 2016: Dennis.Clement@epa.ohio.gov. Lunch is not provided.

Additional workshops are planned for 2016. Dates and locations will be announced and posted at www.epa.ohio.gov/oee. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund offers several different free workshops. Organizations that are interested in hosting a local workshop may contact oeef@epa.ohio.gov.

OEEF provides approximately $1 million annually in grants for environmental education projects targeting pre-school through university students and teachers, the adult general public and the regulated community.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.


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