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Learn How to Write a Great Environmental Education Grant Proposal; Ohio EPA, Gallia SWCD Team Up to Offer Free Workshop June 1

Across Ohio, great environmental education happens every day. Sometimes, businesses, governments and teachers need help funding their great ideas. Learn how to identify whether your program is a good match for an Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant and how to write a winning grant proposal at a free training sponsored by Gallia Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio EPA.

The two-part Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant-writing workshop will be held Monday, June 1, 2015, in the C.H. McKenzie Agriculture Center, 111 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH 45631.

The first session, Grant Writing 101: Finding the Right Funder, will help participants identify foundations, corporations and government grant programs and approach different kinds of grant-makers.

The second session, Grant Writing 102: Writing a Winning Proposal, covers common mistakes applicants make and how to develop realistic objectives, activities and budgets. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund will be covered in this session.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, contact the Gallia SWCD at (740) 446-6173.

The Ohio Environmental Education Fund provides approximately $1 million annually in grants for projects targeting pre-school through university students and teachers, the general public and regulated community. For more information, contact the Ohio EPA Office of Environmental Education at oeef@epa.ohio.gov or (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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