Ohio Environmental Education Fund Grant-Writing Workshop Scheduled in Erie County

How do you find funding for your environmental education project or program? And once you find it, how do you write a winning grant proposal?

These questions will be answered during a two-part Ohio Environmental Education Fund grant-writing workshop on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the Erie County Services Complex. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the complex’s basement kitchen, 2900 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.

The first session, called 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 the 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, email Dennis Clement at dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov. For information, email Dennis Clement or call (614) 644-2048.

The workshop is sponsored by the Erie County Solid Waste Management District, Erie Soil and Water Conservation Service, Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) Region 2 and Ohio EPA’s Office of Environmental Education. Morning beverages and lunch will be provided by the Erie County Solid Waste Management District.

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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