2/22/19
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Ohio EPA Offering Grant Writing Workshop in Parma and Batavia

Business leaders, nonprofit representatives and educators who are interested in learning more about Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education grants, other funding resource ideas and the do’s/don’ts of grant writing are encouraged to register for free grant writing workshops. Ohio EPA is offering the free, two-part, one-day training sessions to help would-be applicants decide which grants work for their organizations and how to write a winning grant proposal.

The workshops are scheduled:

  • Thursday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, 2277 West Ridgewood Dr., Parma. This session is sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) Region 8 and Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education. Registration is required by email to dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov by March 15, or until filled. Questions should be directed to Dennis Clement at (614) 644-2048.
  • Tuesday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, 2381 Clermont Center Dr., Batavia. This session is sponsored by the Clermont SWCD and Engineer’s Office, EECO Region 5 and Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education. Registration is required by email to dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov by April 5, or until filled. Questions should be directed to Dennis Clement at (614) 644-2048.

Grant Writing 101: Finding the Right Funder will cover identifying foundations, corporations and government grant programs and how to approach different grant makers. Grant Writing 102: Writing a Winning Proposal will cover how to avoid common mistakes and how to develop realistic objectives and correctly identify activities and budgets. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund will also be discussed during this session.

Both workshops are offered each day. Both sessions are limited to 30 participants. Registration is open to residents from throughout Ohio.

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The Ohio Environmental Education Fund provides approximately $500,000 annually in grants for environmental education projects targeting pre-school through university students and teachers, the adult general-public, and the regulated community. For more information, contact the Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education, (614) 644-2873.

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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