August 4, 2021
Ohio EPA Selects 2021 Environmental Scholarship Winners
Nine environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund to study at Ohio colleges and universities. Students were selected based on academic performance, as well as research, employment/internships, leadership, letters of recommendation from education or environmental professionals, and other specified criteria.

June 25, 2021
Twenty-Seven Students Earn Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA congratulate the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-seven seventh thru 12th grade students were selected as part of State Science Day. Judging was conducted virtually over several days in May and June.

June 15, 2021
Ohio EPA Offering Grants to Replace Diesel-Powered Off-Road Equipment with Electric-Powered Equipment
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for 2021 Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund grants through Aug. 13, 2021. Grants are available for off-road equipment operating in 26 priority counties.

June 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Accepting Environmental Education Grant Applications through July 15
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants through July 15, 2021. The summer grant cycle includes both mini grants (from $500 to $5,000) and general grants (up to $50,000).

April 30, 2021
Environmental Education Grants Awarded to Twelve Organizations throughout Ohio
Twelve Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on habitat restoration and environmental education. The grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $225,215.

March 15, 2021
Ohio EPA to Hold Virtual Meeting about Environmental Education Fund Agenda
Ohio EPA will host a virtual public hearing on Monday, March 29, 2021, on the proposed funding agenda for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2021 through June 2022.

March 8, 2021
Ohio EPA Awards Grants for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Ohio EPA has awarded $3.25 million in grants to support the installation of more than 500 publicly accessible Level 2 electric vehicle charging ports at more than 170 locations in 22 counties. The grants will help improve Ohioans’ access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

February 3, 2021
Ohio EPA and The Ohio Academy of Science Accepting Applications for 2021 Environmental Scholarships
Ohio EPA and The Ohio Academy of Science are accepting applications for the 2021 Environmental Education Fund scholarships. The deadline to submit applications is April 15.

January 13, 2021
Ohio EPA, ODOT Award Diesel Emission Reduction Grants for Public Transit
The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (DERG) Program has awarded eight grants totaling almost $10 million for replacing 40 aging diesel transit buses with newer, cleaner diesel or alternative fuel technology. Twenty-three of the buses will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), nine by propane, and eight by new cleaner diesel technology.

December 8, 2020
Ohio Announces $12 Million in Grants to Improve Air Quality
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie Stevenson announced today that nearly $12 million in grants will be awarded to 40 entities, including 10 Ohio school districts, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles and equipment.

August 20, 2020
Ohio EPA Selects 2020 Environmental Scholarship Winners
Eleven environmental science and engineering students have been awarded scholarships through Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund to study at Ohio colleges and universities. Students were selected based on academic performance, as well as research, employment/internships, leadership, letters of recommendation from education or environmental professionals, and other specified criteria.

July 1, 2020
Ohio EPA Offering Grants for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Ohio EPA is accepting applications for $3.25 million in grants for publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations. Eligible applicants include public or private entities in the 26 counties that Ohio EPA has identified as eligible to receive funds from the grant program. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2020.

June 19, 2020
Twenty-Six Students Earn Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research
Ohio EPA congratulates the winners of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Environmental Protection Research. Twenty-six seventh through 12th grade students were selected as part of State Science Day. Judging was conducted virtually over several days in May and June.

June 1, 2020
$12 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Grants Available
Ohio EPA is announcing that $12 million in Volkswagen settlement grants are now available to assist with replacing or repowering aging diesel fleet vehicles for emission reductions to comply with federal ozone standards. Eligible applicants include public and private fleet owners of school and transit buses, medium and heavy-duty trucks, switcher locomotives, and cargo handling equipment in airports, ports, and intermodal facilities.

March 18, 2020
Ohio EPA to Hold Webinar Meeting about Environmental Education Fund Spending Priorities
Ohio EPA will host a webinar public hearing, Monday, March 30, 2020, on proposed funding priorities for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) for July 2020 through June 2021. The meeting will be held exclusively online. Comments received by 5 p.m. on March 31 will be included in the official record.

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