Environmental Education Mini-Grant Program
Building Capacity and Continuity in Environmental Education in the Southeast U.S. Through Outdoor Environmental Education on Public Conservation Lands
With funding from EPA Region 4, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Environmental Education will administer up to 18 outdoor environmental education mini-grants of up to $5,000 each. The grants for eligible entities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee are designed to generate continuity in environmental education projects by building consistency in key program design elements. All funded projects must follow a shared set of guiding principles which include outdoor environmental education on public conservation lands, multiple field experiences for 75 students, a watershed-based theme, integrated teacher training, participation in a service learning project, and a standard procedure for student assessment. At its core, projects should promote a strong partnership between formal educators and non-formal educators from the public conservation land (e.g., State Park, National Wildlife Refuge, National Estuarine Reserve, etc.) that can lead to a sustained environmental education program with meaningful educational experiences in the environment.
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The window for accepting initial proposals has closed, and the
first round of mini-grants have been allocated and are underway. A second
request for proposals may occur soon.
This grant is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of
Environmental Education EPA#: NE 95496812-0 and is administered by the FDEP
Office of Environmental Education.
Helpful resources for applicants are listed below:
Gregory Ira, Principal Investigator and
OEE Director, FDEP Office of Environmental Education
Kennedy Hanson, Project Coordinator, FDEP Office of Environmental Education
Florida Advisory Committee
Bonnie Abellera - State Committee for Environmental Education (SCENE)
Vicki Crisp - League of Environmental Educators in Florida (LEEF)
Latasha Fisher - Florida Dpt. of Education
Dr. Marguerite Forest- Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Lisa Gaskalla - Univ. of Florida
Judy Gillan- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Dr. Richard Gragg- Florida A & M Univ. Center for Environmental Equity and
Lori Haynes - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Project WILD
Maran Hilgendorf - Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
Mary Margaret C. Hull- Southwest Florida Water Management District
Dr. Tom Marcinkowski - Florida Institute of Technology
Dr. Katherine Milla - FAMU Center for Water and Air Quality
Beth Putnam - Southwest Florida Water Management District
Dr. Robert Raze - St. Petersburg College
Preston Robertson - Florida Wildlife Federation
Patricia Sanzone - FDEP, Division of Environmental Assessment and
Penny Taylor - FDOE Office of Healthy Schools
Susan Toth - Florida Atlantic Univ.
Eileen Tramontana - LEEF
Robin Will – Get Outdoors Florida
Rae Waddell - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida
Youth Conservation Network
Regional Advisory Committee
Amy Clark - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, BWET
Melissa English-Rias – National Park Service
Gary Tucker -U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dr. Martha Monroe - Univ. of Florida, School of Forest Resource Conservation
Gail Smith - Hands on the Land Network
Don Wollenhaupt- National Park Service
Sharon Waltrip - U.S. Forest Service
David D. Zelenka - Hands on the Land Network
|CapCon Project Management Webinar
||PowerPoint slideshow detailing the steps required for successful completion of mini-grant workplan and for reporting progress.
|Scope and Sequence Matrix
||Must be submitted within three weeks of completing the webinar. Include curriculum focus, subject and dates of field experiences, and other project milestones.
|Attachment B – Payment Request Summary Form
Invoice for completed tasks and
deliverables. Remember: you may only
invoice for completed tasks that have
been submitted in a progress report.
|Attachment C – MBE/WBE Form
||Minority Business Enterprise / Women Business Enterprise Procurement Reporting Form. Instructions for proper use are included in this document.
|Attachment E – Progress Report Form
||Provide a short summary of completed tasks and deliverables.