PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACTS: Dina Pierce, or Anthony Chenault
CITIZEN CONTACT: Mary McCarron
Ohio EPA Accepting Environmental Education Grant Applications through July 15
Two virtual information sessions scheduled in June
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).
Environmental education grants are available for projects targeting the regulated community, general public, and students and teachers from kindergarten through university.
Two virtual information sessions will be held for prospective applicants, one on June 10 from 1-2:30 p.m. and June 24, from 10-11:30 a.m. Registration is not required and both sessions will cover the same information. To join a session, click a link below:
Thursday, June 10 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 24, from 10-11:30 a.m.
To begin the application process, applicants should review the application guidelines and submit an electronic letter of intent to apply in Ohio EPA’s eBusiness Center by 5 p.m., Thursday, July 8. OEEF grant coordinators are available to assist prospective applicants by contacting the Office of Environmental Education online, or calling 614-644-2873.
Guidelines spell out the application requirements, current funding priorities, the application review process, and preferred characteristics for projects. Eligible grant recipients include environmental groups, public and private schools, colleges and universities, trade or professional organizations, businesses, and state and local governments.
OEEF grants are funded with a portion of the civil penalties Ohio EPA collects for violations of Ohio’s air and water pollution control laws.
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.