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Learn How Reviewers Think and Write Better Grant Applications

Free Workshop Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office

Potential grantees will have the opportunity to learn grant review from the inside out at Ohio EPA’s Grant Writing 103 class to be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Conference rooms A and B, at Ohio EPA’s Southeast District Office, 2195 E. Front St., Logan.

One of the best ways to become a better grant writer is to review others’ proposals. Participants will practice scoring online applications using Ohio Environmental Education Fund’s (OEEF) preferred characteristics for projects targeting a pre-school to university audience. Learn about OEEF and the on-line Grants Management System using the eBusiness Center. Participants will be certified as OEEF volunteer peer reviewers. This will be a three hour interactive workshop.

To attend the workshop, register by email before the close of business Feb. 19, 2016: Dennis.Clement@epa.ohio.gov.

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 who would be 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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