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Community Forestry Grants Available
TogetherGreen Fellowship Program Info
Apply for a grant for your school for Hurricane Sandy Relief
USDA FARM TO SCHOOL GRANTS
Mathematics and Science Partnership Program Grant Opp
Apply Now for Cookingham Scholarship
Nature Center of Cape May releases Randy Nuessle Memorial Scholarship application for 2013
New Jersey Sea Grant Fishing for New School of Scholarship Candidates
Money to kids and teachers
Solar Press Release & Sustainability Grants
Graduate Assistantships in Ecosystem Ecology and Uncertainty Analysis
NJ Sustainable Schools Project
Educational funding available
USDA grants to unlock climate benefits in Agriculture
Find Federal Grant Opportunities
State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant Application Available!!
Healthy School Healthy You Fundraiser
Grant Competition Announcement for Solid Waste Management
Environmental Jobs and Education
Scholarship Opportunity for Wildlife/Fisheries and Conservation Education/Communications Majors
New Jersey teachers: join my Professional Learning Community on Climate Change
Apply today for Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Contest
2011 NOAA Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Regional Funding
Grants Available for Energy, Climate Related Projects!
Entertainment Software Association Foundation Applications
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TogetherGreen Grants and Leadership Program Launched
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|Community Forestry Grants Available
Forestry Grants Available
Application Deadline, May 31
Grants available: 2013 Community Stewardship Incentive Program
The Community Stewardship Incentive Program (CSIP) grant program provides municipalities or counties with funds to help them implement forestry goals and objectives as stated in their five year community forestry management plan.
Any municipality or county with Approved Status under the New Jersey Shade Tree and Community Forestry Assistance Act is eligible for this program.
The maximum grant amount is $20,000. Applications are due May 31, 2013
Find more information about the CSIP Grant, email Alec McCartney
|TogetherGreen Fellowship Program Info
We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for year six of the Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship Program.
The Toyota TogetherGreen Fellowship Program will award forty $10,000 fellowships to promising and proven individuals to help them advance their environmental vision and leadership skills. We seek to fund innovative community-based projects that work to achieve measurable conservation results in the areas of habitat, water, and/or energy.
Toyota TogetherGreen fellows will come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, but will share a commitment to learning and using their knowledge, skills, and motivation to engage communities in conservation action and to achieve results.
For more information about the program, selection criteria, benefits, application guidelines and frequently asked questions, as well as to access the online application for Fellowships please visit http://www.togethergreen.org/fellows/the-program
Organizations interested in applying to Toyota TogetherGreen are invited and encouraged to submit applications to the Innovation Grants Program. Please find more information about this program here www.togethergreen.org/grants
Applications are due June 7, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Luisa Arnedo, Fellowship Program manager, at email@example.com, or by phone at 202-600-7976. For Innovation Grants inquiries please contact Melissa Hopkins firstname.lastname@example.org
|Apply for a grant for your school for Hurricane Sandy Relief
|USDA FARM TO SCHOOL GRANTS
USDA is soliciting applications for three types of grants:
Planning Grants are intended for school districts or schools just starting to incorporate farm to school program elements into their operations.
Implementation Grants are intended for school districts or schools to help scale or further develop existing farm to school initiatives.
Support Service Grants are intended for state and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, and non-profit entities working with school districts or schools to further develop existing farm to school intitiatives and to provide broad reaching support services to farm to school initiatives.
|Mathematics and Science Partnership Program Grant Opp
|Apply Now for Cookingham Scholarship
The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the NJ Chapter of The Wildlife Society is again offering the Russell A. Cookingham Scholarship to a qualified undergraduate in the wildlife/fisheries or conservation education/communication field.
This scholarship is made possible by an endowment from Russell A. Cookingham, former Director of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. The NJ Chapter of The Wildlife Society manages the endowment fund and awards the scholarship.
For more information on the scholarship, including the application process, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/cookhmschol.htm on the division's website.
|Nature Center of Cape May releases Randy Nuessle Memorial Scholarship application for 2013
The Randy Nuessle Memorial Scholarship now in its 3rd year!
The Nature Center of Cape May is pleased to announce that the Randy Nuessle Memorial Scholarship Fund is being offered again for a third year. This work-study program provides recipients with a $3,000 award each year through-out four years of college. Administered by Nature Center Director, Gretchen Whitman, the fund seeks to promote a deeper understanding and awareness of the natural sciences while encouraging responsible stewardship of our shared natural resources.
The fund was established by long term New Jersey Audubon members and volunteers, Barbara and Warren Nuessle in honor of their 16 year-old son, Randy, who died in 1984 after a long and courageous battle with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy. The Nuessles sought to honor their son's memory by providing a benefit for other young people from Cape May County, and in fact, both previous recipients, Elizabeth Brown and Alicia Calkins are Lower Township residents and graduates of Lower Cape May Regional High School. According to Mrs. Nuessle, "We know that Randy would have loved the Nature Center and taking part in its activities. As a youngster, his happiest days were spent exploring the sandy beaches of the Jersey shore and swimming in the ocean. Later, when he could no longer walk, he was still able to move confidently and easily through the water."
Since this is a work study scholarship, selected students are obligated to serve as interns during the school year or summer for a total of 150 hours. In addition, the Nature Center staff serves as the intern supervisors and assist students and their schools in obtaining college credit under the school's cooperative education programs. In every respect, the Randy Nuessle Memorial Scholarship Fund is a win-win-win opportunity for the student, the community and New Jersey Audubon, and affords a clear model of a couple whose answer to a personal heartache was to demonstrate a model of "giving back."
Eligibility for the fund is limited to graduating seniors from designated high schools in Cape May County. A committee, composed of members representing lhe Nature Center of Cape May and the community of Cape May, ensures that selected students have demonstrated academic excellence while giving special consideration to those with financial need.
Interested students should request a scholarship application through their school guidance department, or by contacting the Director, Gretchen Whitman by calling: 609-898-8848 or email: Gretchen.email@example.com.
Since this is a work-study scholarship award, the selected student will be obligated to serve as an intern during the summer or school year for a total of 150 hours. For instance, an intern could work 10 weeks during the summer months averaging 15 hours per week. Flexibility exists within the program to allow the student to work at another job.
Recipients will not only be awarded funds to be used towards college expenses, but will also be eligible for college credit under their school’s cooperative education programs, independent study or intern program. Center staff will work with the student and their school to complete the necessary paperwork for credit approval and serve as the intern supervisor.
|New Jersey Sea Grant Fishing for New School of Scholarship Candidates
Sandy Hook, NJ…The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) has issued an all hands call for students with an interest in fisheries and aquaculture to apply for its 2013 Stew Tweed Fisheries and Aquaculture Scholarships. The scholarship program awards two scholarships annually to a graduating high school senior ($1,500) and an undergraduate/graduate student ($2,000) pursuing studies or an outstanding research or technology project focusing on fisheries or aquaculture.
Established in 2007 and named in honor of Stew Tweed, a former 27-year veteran of the organization's marine advisory program, the scholarships have quickly become a reliable resource for students who plan to continue their studies in the fields of fisheries and aquaculture. Scholarship selection committee members are looking forward to receiving strong applications that demonstrate the best of what New Jersey has to offer and exemplify Tweed's passion for applying the results of science-based research into outreach activities to related groups.
The Consortium, which announced scholarship award increases in early October, is promoting the program heavily to encourage New Jersey's best and brightest students to apply. "Superstorm Sandy really highlighted the importance of New Jersey's coastal economy," said NJSGC Director of Communications Kim Kosko, "and we want to support students who are willing to dedicate themselves to the science of fisheries and aquaculture, and apply that knowledge to ensuring the sustainability of the state's seafood supply."
Students interested in applying for the scholarship can find application materials on the scholarship website at StewTweed.org at http://www.stewtweed.org and are encouraged to follow NJSGC on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates and information leading up to the March 29 due date.
The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an affiliation of colleges, universities and other groups dedicated to advancing knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey's marine and coastal environment. NJSGC meets its mission through its innovative research, education and outreach programs. For more information, visit NJSGC on the web at njseagrant.org or on social media at facebook.com/NJSeaGrant http://www.facebook.com/NJSeaGrant and twitter.com/NJSeaGrant - http://www.twitter.com/NJSeaGrant
|Money to kids and teachers
In honor of National School Lunch Week, Earth Day Network launched the first annual Healthyand Sustainable School Food Journalism Award
What is it?
A competition for student journalists. Articles submittedfor consideration must be about the need for healthy, sustainable school foodand must have been published in a school newspaper.
Who can enter?
U.S. high school students ages 13 to 18.
Best-selling author Michael Pollan will judge thefinalists and select the winners!
What could I win?
First prize: $1,500. Second prize: $1,000. Third prize: $500.Fourth Prize (x3): $300
…Plus, $200 for your journalism class and the opportunityto have your work publicized on our websites and through our extensivenetworks.
CLICK HERETO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMPETITION AND HOW TO ENTER!
|Solar Press Release & Sustainability Grants
PSE&G Ranked 2nd in Nation for Solar Energy
Solar capacity increased 142 percent in 2011
Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) had the second most solar capacity of any American utility added to its electric system last year, according to Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA). The designation came from SEPA's 2011 Utility Solar Rankings report released this week, which included more than 240 utilities.In addition, PSE&G ranked ninth in the amount of solar capacity installed last year per customer.
During 2011, 181 solar megawatts were added in PSE&G's service territory, a 142 percent increase from 2010.That total includes customer systems and solar projects that PSE&G developed. PSE&G's Solar 4 All™ and Solar Loan programs either installed or helped finance more than 20 percent of the 181-megawatt total. PSE&G has placed in the top five in SEPA's annual survey for four consecutive years.
Joe Forline, PSE&G's vice president of customer operations, said that utilities can efficiently develop solar while spreading the benefits throughout society.
"We are proud to be on a list with so many good companies," he said. "Utilities have been vehicles for deploying lower-cost capital to achieve important societal goals, such as universal access to electricity. We see our investments in solar as a modern outgrowth of our traditional mission, and very much in keeping with it.
"In addition to the environmental benefits, our programs have provided tangible economic benefits. They have created the equivalent of more than 1,300 new jobs and our Solar 4 All program has provided 11 New Jersey-based companies with $250 million of work."
The findings of SEPA's annual Utility Solar Rankings survey identify the most active utilities in the country based on the amount of new solar power they added to their systems, and on the amount of new solar power relative to the number of customers they serve.
"We congratulate PSE&G for being a solar power leader in the electric utility sector," said Julia Hamm, president and CEO of SEPA. "PSE&G successfully adapted its business models and operations to allow for a significant amount of solar energy to be integrated into the grid last year, delivering the many benefits of clean solar energy to its customers. The impressive gains that solar energy made in the U.S. in 2011 can be largely attributed to PSE&G's leadership."
Overall, in 2011, American utilities interconnected more than 62,000 PV systems of all sizes, according to new findings by SEPA. These new systems resulted in nearly 1,500 megawatts of new utility solar capacity, more than twice as much as was added in 2010, which itself had been a record year. Both the number of systems and the percentage of growth make solar electricity the fastest growing electric source in the U.S. in 2011.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey's oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state's population.PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability.PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).
PSE&G Scholarships for High School Seniors
The PSEG Foundation is granting scholarships to high school seniors with a passion for engineering and an interest in pursuing a career in the energy industry.
" Six students will each be awarded $24,000, distributed evenly over a 4-year period. In addition to the stipends, PSEG's Scholars will be matched with a mentor and invited to tour the company's facilities and join its employees as they volunteer at community events. The students will also be invited to apply for a summer internship following completion of their sophomore year.
" Applicants should intend to major in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering or nuclear engineering. They must have attended high school in New Jersey for at least 3 years and be able to demonstrate an aptitude in math and science in addition to financial need.
" For application & more information go to www.pseg.com/scholars_program.
Teachers Encouraged to Apply for PSEG Environmental Education Grants
Teachers in New Jersey and Delaware are encouraged to apply for funding through PSEG's Environmental Education Grant program, which provides grants to educators who can link their students' understanding of science, mathematics, computer science and/or technology with an enthusiasm and appreciation for the environment.
" The PSEG Foundation will award a total of $35,000 for the purchase of equipment, materials and field trips that would not normally be provided by the school or school district. http://www.pseg.com/info/media/newsreleases/2012/2012-04-16.jsp
|Graduate Assistantships in Ecosystem Ecology and Uncertainty Analysis
Ruth Yanai at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) is recruiting students to start in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013.Preference will be given to those available to start with the 2012 summer field season in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Historically, ecosystem nutrient budgets have not included error propagation or reported confidence limits with estimates of elemental stocks and flows.QUEST (Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies) is a research network devoted to promoting the development and application of uncertainty analysis.We have made progress in the areas of forest biomass and stream loads and are also working on wet deposition and change in soil storage.There are research opportunities associated with each of these areas.http://www.quantifyinguncertainty.org
In addition to the primary research with QUEST, there are opportunities for secondary involvement in other projects associated with MELNHE (Multi-Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems) in the White Mountains.MELNHE sites are located at Bartlett Experimental Forest, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, and Jeffers Brook (USFS).http://www.esf.edu/melnhe
Background in ecology, statistics, and programming would be valuable assets.Funding will consist of a combination of research and teaching assistantships (ability to TA in a General Chemistry lab would be a plus).Please review the websites above and contact Heather Engelman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying. While preference will be given to those with the experience listed above, anyone with a sincere interest in the projects is encouraged to apply.
|NJ Sustainable Schools Project
NJ Sustainable Schools Project
We are extremely pleased to announce that a 3-year grant was awarded to the Education Information and Resource Center (EIRC)/GSLI by the Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (A.C.E.S.) to research whether the process of greening existing school facilities results in lowered operating costs, and improved student achievement. The grant is called the NJ Sustainable Schools Project and represents a significant partnership between the EIRC and NJ School Boards Association.
Twenty pilot schools will be selected from geographically representative school districts and charter schools that reflect diversity with regard to public, grade level, and vocational orientation.
To find out more about the grant, or to apply to participate, go to: http://njsustainableschoolsproject.com/ .
Please download the application to read the grant parameters and selection criteria.
Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.
Districts that participate in the grant will receive:
· Free team participation in the Green Schools Leadership Institute for 3 years, thus ensuring the development and implementation of a Green Strategic Plan. Each summer a new district team will attend the institute.
· Leveraging resources to assist districts in implementing their green strategic plans.
· Highlighting of districts in our Sustainable Learning Communities Newsletter
· Private/Public Partnerships
If questions, contact:
Carol James, Program Development Coordinator
(856) 582-7000 X 170
|Educational funding available
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|USDA grants to unlock climate benefits in Agriculture
|Find Federal Grant Opportunities
All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on Grants.gov.
Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Learn more about Grants.gov and determine if you are eligible for grant opportunities offered on this site.
View the home page at www07.grants.gov/index.jsp
|State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant Application Available!!
State Farm's Youth Advisory Board (YAB) grant applications are available starting on Tuesday, February 1st. The service-learning grants range from $25,000 - $100,000 and are designed to create sustainable change in local communities across the United States and Canada. Applying organizations must be a public K-12, charter, or higher education institution; non-profit organizations are also eligible if they are able to demonstrate how they plan to impact student achievement within the public K-12 curriculum. All applicants must have a youth contact and adult administrator, as the programs must be youth-driven and youth-led.
Each grant request must fall under one of these issue areas:
- Driver Safety
- Environmental Responsibility
- Financial Literacy
- Access to Higher Education
- Natural & Societal Disasters
As of June 2010, four years after the initial launch of the YAB, the board has awarded more than $16 million in grants to organizations in the U.S. and Canada and impacted about 10.1 million lives.
Find out more at www.statefarmyab.com and help to spread the word! You can also check us out on Facebook , Twitter , and YouTube !
Please contact Arlene Lester with any questions.
Arlene J. Lester | State Farm Insurance | Northeast Zone Public Affairs 300 Kimball Drive | Parsippany, NJ 07054 | O-973.739.5197 C-973-943-6524
|Healthy School Healthy You Fundraiser
|Grant Competition Announcement for Solid Waste Management
Revised RFA for EPA Solid Waste Program
Please note our revised RFA, which can actually be found at the very same link the previous RFA was located at.This RFA is for a public education program that will use PSAs, in poster and other forms, to educate the public about the importance of solid waste reduction and recycling, with an anti-litter message.We will fund one project for up to $40,000.Please note that the project must cover NY, NJ and PR.
Rachel Chaput, MPH
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
RCRA Programs Branch
|Environmental Jobs and Education
Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Guidelines
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including non-profit organizations, to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focused on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup-associated activities.
For more information.
Green Prize in Public Education
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with major support from the NEA Foundation and in partnership with EarthEcho International, will recognize and celebrate an outstanding K-12 public school that has successfully taken on the challenge of becoming a green school through the Green Prize in Public Education
For more information.
Robert E. Adamski, P.E., BCEE, F.SAME, F.ASCE
Gannett Fleming, V.P., Municipal Infrastructure Programs
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|Scholarship Opportunity for Wildlife/Fisheries and Conservation Education/Communications Majors
The application period for the Russell A. Cookingham Scholarship has opened. Wildlife/Fisheries majors, or Conservation Education/Communications majors whohave at least 15 credits in the biological sciences, may apply for this $1000 scholarship.Students can be enrolled at any university but must be New Jersey residents.The NJ Chapter of The Wildlife Society manages the endowment fund and awards the scholarship.
Details about the scholarship, including the application form, can be found at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/cookhmschol.htm on the division's website.
|New Jersey teachers: join my Professional Learning Community on Climate Change
I have been selected to lead a professional learning community dedicated to improving the teaching of climate science.It's part of a program called Lifelines for High School Climate Change Education funded by NASA and run by Lawrence Berkeley Labs.I'm trying to assemble a team of about 20 teachers to meet periodically (online or by conference call, not in-person) to discuss climate lessons, resources, and science.There is a small honorarium ($100) for teachers who participate and respond to occasional questionnaires from the organizers.
If you are interested, please contact me.
APES and Ecology
Passaic Valley High School
Little Falls, NJ
|Apply today for Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Contest
|2011 NOAA Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Regional Funding
NOAA has issued a request for applications for the Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program in California, Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. Funded projects will provide meaningful watershed educational experiences for students, related professional development for teachers, and support regional education and environmental priorities.
Deadlines, funding amounts, project duration, and regional priorities vary. Please refer to the specific regional Federal Funding Opportunity announcements and Grants.gov for complete information and application instructions.
|Grants Available for Energy, Climate Related Projects!
New fund offers grants to groups working on energy, sustainability in New Jersey, New York & Connecticut
Clean Air-Cool Planet is excited to announce that community groups seeking support for energy-, sustainability- and climate-related projects have a new source of funding.
The Community Catalyst Fund is offering grants of $250 to $2500. To apply, visit http://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/smallgrants/index.php.
Often, groups of citizens with good ideas and the desire to make a difference reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in communities are stymied in their efforts for lack of a little money. The goal of this new fund is to overcome those small financial hurdles, allowing groups to move forward with projects and programs that will bring much greater rewards to their communities.
The Community Catalyst Fund will accept applications from groups in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, focused on improving the environmental sustainability, health and economic well-being of their communities.
The Fund will consider projects aimed at energy use reduction, public engagement and the promotion of environmental stewardship, offering grants mainly in the $250 to $2,500 range per project. There are no deadlines for grant submission; proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis
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|Entertainment Software Association Foundation Applications
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working to support programs and opportunities that use technology and/or computer and video games to make a positive difference in the lives of America's youth.
|Fruit Tree 101
The Fruit Tree 101 program creates outdoor edible orchard classrooms at public schools of all levels across the country to provide generations of students with environmental education opportunities and a source of organic fruit for improved school lunch nutrition. Orchard donations involve, on average, 20-25 trees minimum, as well as materials, orchard installation design work and onsite environmental curriculum. Learn more
|Landowner Incentive Program Grants Available
The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced the opening of the application period for landowners to apply for grants through the Landowner Incentive Program (LIP).
Since 2005, the division has administered LIP through its Endangered and NongameSpecies Program andworked with dozens of private landowners from around the state to manage and restore habitat for threatened and endangered species on their property.This is a competitive program where the projects that provide the highest potential for our target targeted species are funded.
For more details on the program, as well as application information, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/ensp/lip_prog.htm on the division's website.
|New Competitive 21st CCLC NGO
This NGO is forthe development of a comprehensive afterschool program open to LEAs, Charter Schools, CBOs, FBOs, for-profit, non-profit entities.Applicants are required to select and design their program around one of the following four themes:Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Career Awareness and Exploration, Civic Engagement, or Visual and Performing Arts to promote cross-content integration and application of skills.
The New Jersey Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of the 21st Century Community Learning Center-Competitive-Cohort 7-Year 1/5 Notice of Grant Opportunity.A copy of the application can be downloaded at the DOE Website: http://www.nj.gov/education/grants/gropps.shtml.
Haydee Y. Perez-Livingston, MSW
Coordinator, Extended Educational Services Unit
Office of Educational Support Services
New Jersey Department of Education
100 River View Plaza
P.O Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
|New Jersey Water Environment Association scholarships available
The New Jersey Water Environment Association offers scholarships for High School Seniors, College Students and Graduate Students for those students majoring environmental science, science and also mathematics.http://www.njwea.org/scholarships/index.php
The scholarships are unrestricted cash scholarships which can be used for any purpose whatsoever by the students.
The NJWEA hopes to award the scholarships in time for High School Awards nights this spring.
Get those applications in for family and friends ready to enter into our Green Industry.
Science Fair Opportunities
The NJWEA also participates in Science Fairs throughout the State and offers $500 cash awards for Science Fair Projects which concentrate on Wastewater and Water Treatment and Clean Stream projects.Students who win the regional science fairs are also eligible for a second cash award at the Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair.The Association chooses a state winner who gets an all expense paid trip with their teacher and parents to the WEA nationals.
If we can be of any assistance in completing the applications or working with students on a science project please feel free to call.
|EPA Graduate and Undergraduate fellowships available
TWO EPA PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN ENVIRONMENT RELATED FIELDS.
FOR DETAILS, GO TO THE WEB SITE AT END OF DESCRIPTION
STAR Graduate Fellowship Program
Encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in environmentally related fields
Support basic and applied research in environmentally-related research areas conducted by the nations’ best and brightest students
GRO Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Encourage promising students to pursue careers in environmentally related fields and to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level
Stimulate and support interest in environmentally related research and development at institutions of higher education that receive limited federal funding, including in particular institutions with substantial minority enrollment
|NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants
4imprint is accepting applications for its one-by-one charitable giving program. The online and catalog promotional products retailer will award $500 in-kind grants to charitable organizations in the United States or Canada. Applications are due two months before the requested donation is needed. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, employed by or be a member of the board of directors of a 501(c)(3) organization, school, registered Canadian charity, society, or religious organization.
|NJ Clean Energy Program funding and grants!
TEACH (Teaching Energy Awareness with Children's Help): http://www.njcleanenergy.com/commercial-industrial/programs/teach
NJ SmartStart Buildings provides financial incentives for energy efficiency measures and the Local Government Energy Audit Program provides funding to determine the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency upgrades and renewable technologies.
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program is administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities as a statewide initiative, providing incentives to promote the development and use of clean energy technologies for New Jersey residents, businesses, institutions and communities.
Marketing Communications Director - NJ SmartStart Buildings
NJ Clean Energy Program - C&I Market Manager
|The Big Green Help: Grants and Educator Toolkit
The Big Green Help:
Grants and Educator Toolkit
The Big Green Help is a global kid-led initiative that provides information and tools to help explain climate change to kids, and educates and empowers kids to make a difference by connecting them to earth-friendly activities in their everyday lives.
Download The Big Green Help Green Team Toolkit packed with environmental resources and ideas for Earth Day, summer camp and back-to-school activities for your school, club, troop or community group.
Register your Big Green Help Earth Day event, and you will be eligible to apply for a Green Grant of up to $5000. Registered events will be featured on-air and online to showcase kids' achievements.
|Captain Planet Foundation Grants
Deadlines (annually): March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications for funding projects that help students better grasp environmental issues. Projects must promote understanding of environmental issues, focus on hands-on activities, involve students ages 6 to 18, promote interaction and cooperation within a group, help young people develop planning and problem-solving skills, include adult supervision, and commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation.
|Clean Air-Cool Planet's fellowship announcement
CA-CP has created its Climate Fellowship, a competitive, prestigious program designed to pair outstanding students with challenging real-world opportunities to propel society toward a low-carbon future. Please pass along to anyone that you think may be interested!
Manager - Science Center Collaborative
Clean Air-Cool Planet
161 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-966-5443 - fax
|Jenny's Heroes Community Grant Program
Talk show host and philanthropist Jenny Jones will donate an additional $1 million to continue her community grant program proving grants of up to $25,000 each to fund projects that promise long-term community benefits. The program's focus is primarily in communities where fundraising can be difficult.
|Adobe Community Action Grants
Quarterly Application Deadlines: December 31; March 31; June 30; September 30
Adobe Systems awards one-time grants for one year general operating and program support ranging from $5,000-$20,000. Focus areas include Creativity in Education and Commitment to Community. Eligible nonprofit organizations and schools must be located in one of the following areas: San Jose/Silicon Valley and San Francisco, California; Seattle/King County, Washington; and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
|Beetle incentive for youth projects
Youth Incentive Award
The Coleopterists Society, an international organization of professionals and hobbyists interested in the study of beetles, has established a program to recognize young people studying beetles. The Society has pledged up to $300 each year for the Youth Incentive Award program.
In addition to monetary grants of up to $150, award recipients will receive up to $200 (Junior Award) and $400 (Senior Award) of equipment credit from the BioQuip Products, Inc. catalog, and a one year subscription to the Society journal, The Coleopterists Bulletin.
This program is for young Coleopterists in grades 7-12.
The objectives of the Youth Incentive Award are to:
provide encouragement and assistance to young beetle enthusiasts (grades 7-12).
promote the study of beetles, the most diverse group of insects, as a rewarding lifelong avocation or career.
provide opportunities for young people to develop important life skills such as leadership, cooperation, communication, planning and conducting a
scientific study, grant writing and managing funds.
provide some financial support to enrich activities or projects.
Durham Field Office
Conservation Education Coordinator
USDA Forest Service
271 Mast Rd
Durham NH 03824
|Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities - Funding Opp
Active Living by Design, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is launching Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC), a $44-million, five-year initiative. Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities is a national program that focuses on systems, policies and environmental strategies to support healthy eating and active living, especially among children who are at highest risk for obesity.
A call for proposals inviting community partnerships from across the country to apply for funding will be released in December, and we want to ensure that your members, colleagues and subscribers to your listserv(s) receive information regarding this grant opportunity.
Contact Menaka Mohan E-Mail: email@example.com for more detail.
|New funding to expand Green Schools Program
Thanks to new funding from the NJ Clean Energy Program of the BPU, we are seeking 6-9 new school districts with a total of 100 schools to expand the Green Schools Program across the State.
In 2005-06, our New Jersey Green Schools pilot districts, Brick Township Schools
& Toms River Regional Schools:
- saved more than $300,000
- reduced their electric usage by more than 2.3 million kilowatt hours
- reduced their gas usage by more than 38,000 therms
- and prevented the release of 1,530+ metric tons of CO2, a major greenhouse gas.
How the Green Schools Program works:
1. The Green Schools Program is implemented by school teams of teachers, custodians and administrators, who receive professional development training and ongoing support.
2. The Green Schools Program provides a range of teacher-friendly lessons and a tool kit of professional energy monitoring instruments for students to use.
3. The Green Schools Program uses a flexible planning model, which each school team customizes to meet their unique needs.
4. Dollar savings are returned to individual schools for additional educational and outreach activities. This provides a local funding source for sustaining these activities over time.
This comprehensive approach saves schools money on energy costs and strengthens academic learning by showing the relevance of science and math and by teaching about energy and links between energy efficiency, the environment, and finances.
Contact us to implement a Green Schools Program in your school district.
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program
P.O. Box 350, 44 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08625
1.877.786.5278 • www.NJCleanEnergy.com
|TogetherGreen Grants and Leadership Program Launched
TogetherGreen is a new National Audubon Society program with support from Toyota, to build conservation leadership, engage people in conservation action, and achieve lasting conservation results. The TogetherGreen Innovation Grants will fund projects that engage diverse communities and contribute to measurable conservation outcomes. The Conservation Leadership Program invests in leaders who are committed to empowering others and to creating positive environmental change in their communities and organizations.
|Film Project Offers Grants for Indigenous Filmmakers
The National Geographic All Roads Seed Grant Program funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers. The program seeks filmmakers who bring their lives and communities to light through first-person storytelling. Grants range up to a maximum of $10,000 each.
|Student Opportunities Web Site|
This new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Student Opportunities Web site provides information about NOAA educational opportunities, scholarships, internships, and fellowships. The site also provides student opportunities by geographic location, underrepresented communities, and opportunities specific to students with disabilities.
|Funding opportunity that may be of interest to HEP partners|
More Kids in the Woods. Keep watching the http://www.fs.fed.us website because it is our understanding that more funding will become available at the end of October -- and if so it should be posted here. A bit more information on last year's recipients is here: http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/woods/index.shtml. Here is the last news release: http://www.fs.fed.us/news/2007/releases/05/kids.shtml
|Young Explorers Grants|
The National Geographic Society's Young Explorers Grants for 18-25 year-olds to pursue research, exploration, and conservation-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs. Grants vary in amount ($2,000 to $5,000) depending on the significance of the project.
|Live Monarch Foundation Educator Grant Award|
The Live Monarch Foundation (501c3) Educator Outreach Program is providing funding for 4,600 teachers throughout the United States to enroll into the National Campaign: to bring Monarch Butterflies into the classroom.This program provides education and materials to strengthen the Monarch’s 3,000 mile migratory route within North America by creating self sustaining butterfly gardens and refuges. Current extreme weather has eliminated early milkweed growth...your participation is critical.
This program will give you, your students and their parents an exciting, personal, educational and hands on experience. Materials will be provided for each participant to raise a virtual butterfly and start a real butterfly garden with professional instruction on each level of its maintenance and care, with insight into the shared responsibility of each person to protect our fragile environment one backyard at a time.
Each participant will receive all the tools necessary to make a visible difference in their community and the support necessary to keep the benefits growing.Recognition for personal results, group efforts, and community involvement are all part of the structured program, as is access to proven Free fundraising programs, materials, curriculum and discounted supplies if desired.You control the integration with your teaching objectives and personal goals.
Your email was added during the past year to the contact list for possible inclusion into this program through many students, other teachers and organizations whom we have reached.If you choose not to participate or if this message has been misdirected, nothing is required of you.Your email will automatically be removed from future mailings within 1 week unless you confirm your interest below and complete the registration to follow.If you need to change your email addresses or wish to nominate another educator for inclusion into this program just go or send them to www.LMF-Educator-Award.com/index.html and have them sign up. To learn more about us just follow the links on that page.
Current funds will be allocated to the first 4,600 registrants; additional registrants will be added in order to the wait list to await additional funds.All registrants will receive updates and our monthly newsletter. Register today and start whenever your schedule permits.
Please confirm your interest in this program, award updates, monthly newsletter, Free educational materials and special discounts by clicking the link below or copying and pasting it into your browser. There is no fee or obligation to join.
We need to determine what parts of our program you would like to participate in, and what materials are best suited for you and your students. Please go to www.LMF-Educator-Award.com/index.htmlto enroll and later choose your goals, interests and discounted materials you would like to receive. Please send your friends to this page as well for inclusion in our National campaign.
Live Monarch Foundation Staff
“One seed can change the world, we need you to plant it.”
|Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™|
The goal of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ is to elevate young people (including disadvantaged and at-risk youth) into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental stewardship projects.A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to the author of the top Apprentice Ecologist essay.
|Clean Water Fundraising Car Wash Program|
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND RAISE MORE MONEY!!!
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and Car Wash Operators of New Jersey (CWONJ) have recently launched the Clean Water Fundraising Car Wash Program.This partnership allows charities and other non-profit organizations to sell car wash vouchers for washes at commercial car wash facilities to raise money, rather than hold fundraising car washes at schools and churches.
Participating car washes will provide charities and non-profit organizations with 50% off discounted car wash tickets that they can resell at face value.This is a situation where everybody wins!Charities and non-profit organizations raise money for their causes, NJDEP accomplishes their goal of protecting water quality, and car washes gain valuable exposure in the community.
PARKING LOT CAR WASHES POLLUTE OUR WATER
Did you know storm drains found along most streets and sidewalks are NOT connected to the sanitary sewer or to sewage treatment plants?When fundraising car washes are held in parking lots, pollutants such as dirt, soap, and oil, generated from those car washes, run off the parking lots into storm drains. These pollutants flow untreated into our bays, lakes, rivers, and streams impacting water quality and the animals that live in and around the water bodies.
How To Get Started
Go to http://www.cleanwaternj.org/car_wash_list.pdf for a list of participating car washes.Find a car wash near you.Give the car wash owner a call, and they will provide you with car wash vouchers to sell.Then go out and sell, sell, sell!
If one car wash costs $10, and
10 members of your organization sell 10 tickets each, you earn $500!!!
20 members of your organization sell 20 tickets each, you earn $2,000!!!
People who buy the car wash vouchers can then go to the participating car wash anytime they want to redeem their voucher, get their car washed, and protect the environment.
For more information, log onto www.cleanwaternj.org, or call Doug Karvelas at 609-888-2568.
|Greenbacks for Green Schools|
This compilation by the Green Schools Initiative catalogues funding sources for eliminating toxins, using resources sustainably, creating green, healthy spaces, and teaching stewardship.
|NEA Student Achievement Grants|
If your garden or habitat program is designed to support critical thinking and problem solving that deepens students' knowledge of standards-based subject matter, and improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection, the NEA foundation wants to hear from you! Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. The grant amount is $5,000. For full details and to apply, visit the NEA Foundation Web site.
|Grant Wrangler Funding Directory|
Grant Wrangler is a free grants listing service that makes it easy for teachers to find funding. To see the full list of funding opportunities, and to subscribe to the monthly e-newsletter, visit the Grant Wrangler Web site.
|TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION GRANTS|
Applications for grants under $5,000 are accepted year-round. Check the Web site for grades K-6 and 7-12 application rules.
Deadline for grants over $5,000: February 1st or August 1st
The Toshiba America Foundation encourages teacher-led, K-12 classroom-based programs, projects, and activities that have the potential to improve classroom experiences in science, mathematics, and technology.
|Scholarship info: Harvard University|
Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families wil l pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only 10 percent of the students in Elite higher education come from families in lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution."
If you know of a family earning less than $40,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from Harvard for free...no tuition and no student loans!
To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $40,000 a year visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or call the school's financial aid office at (617)495-1581.
|GREEN COMMUNITIES CHARRETTE GRANTS|
Enterprise Community Partners in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council will award planning grants of up to $5,000, through Green Communities, to affordable housing developers of environmentally healthy homes for low-income families in the United States. Grant to cover the cost of facilitating a charrette during pre-development and a post-construction sustainability training session.
|ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS OFFERED|
Grants for local environmental programs and projects ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be available this spring through the Trust for Public Land.
Previous grants have paid for everything from Bayshore trash cleanups to long-term scientific monitoring projects on the bay. Each year, the trust and a board of local advisers chooses from proposals submitted by nonprofit and community groups, awarding $25,000 in all.
Since 1994, the Trust for Public Land has administered the trust fund for the DEP, making it one of the earliest and still the largest such partnerships between the agency and nonprofit conservation groups.
Trust officials say they are limited in making grant awards to nonprofit groups as defined under the federal 501(c)3 tax guidelines. However, schools and municipal entities, such as local environmental commissions, may still apply if they partner with a qualified nonprofit group, they say.
Trust officials are especially interested in public education efforts to teach people about the bay and its watershed, and in studies that will provide useful data for land-use and environmental planning efforts, according to Kathy Haake, a trust project manager and member grant review board.
Groups interested in applying for grants should contact Erin Maguire at the Trust for Public Land by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (973) 292-1100. Application forms can also be downloaded from www.tpl.org -- the trust Web site.
The Morristown-based trust has long been active around Barnegat Bay, having published two reports on the bay region's environment and it has preserved more than 10,000 acres of open space since the 1980s.
|Wildlife Landscaping Grants Available to Homeowners|
The New Jersey Audubon Society’s Nature Center of Cape May and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are once again providing grants to assist homeowners in lower Cape May County in developing wildlife-friendly landscapes on their property.
Known as WHIP grants, these funds offer cost-sharing assistance as well as technical expertise. Landowners can receive up to $300 toward establishing native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants that will improve habitat for local and migratory birds and butterflies in the southern part of the county.
In order to be eligible, applicants must own property in Cape May, West Cape May, Cape May Point, or Lower Township. For detailed application information, contact Gretchen Ferrante at the Nature Center of Cape May, 898-8848, or email her at email@example.com.
|BUILD AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM AT YOUR SCHOOL GRANTS|
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper, and National Geographic Explorer! classroom magazine outdoor classroom grant program to help schools improve their science curriculum by engaging students in hands-on experiences outside the traditional classroom. Grants up to $2,000 will be awarded to at least 100 schools and grants for up to $20,000 may be awarded to schools or school districts with major outdoor classroom projects. Proposals are reviewed three times a year.
TO: Chief School Administrators / Charter School Lead Persons
FROM: Diane Schonyers, Director / Office of Strategic Initiatives & Accountability
The Office of Grants Appeals becomes aware of various grant opportunities from an assortment of sources and is sharing these opportunities in the hope of increasing awareness and ultimately, the funding to improve education.The following is a list of recently released grant opportunities that can be accessed through our grant website at http://www.nj.gov/njded/grants/other.shtml and are relevantto LEAs and/or other constituencies that may impact LEAs:
*Early Reading First (CFDA # 84.359A/B)
*Summer Seminars & Institutes (CFDA # 45.163)
*The MetLife Foundation Bridge Builders Grant
*Learning in the Arts for Children & Youth
*Access to Artistic Excellence
*Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants
I hope you find this information helpful towards reaching New Jersey's goal of increasing funding and student achievement.
|Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Education Grants|
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation website - information on Environmental Education Grants.
|LEARN & SERVE AMERICA|
The Corporation for National & Community Service "Learn and Serve America Grant Programs."
School-Based Grant Program Deadline: Multiple (see guidelines)
See Web site for details.
|Outdoor Classroom Grant Program News Release|
The Outdoor Classroom Grant Program is a partnership of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, International Paper and the International Paper Foundation, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER classroom magazine.As part of Lowe’s continued commitment to public education, Lowe’s will provide more than $200,000 in outdoor classroom grants to benefit public schools nationwide.
Teachers may apply for grants up to $2,000 by visiting www.Lowes.com/outdoorclassroom.
For school districts with major outdoor classroom projects, grants may be awarded for up to $20,000.All K-12 public schools in the United States (except Puerto Rico) are eligible to apply for a grant.
The Outdoor Classroom Grant Program partners would appreciate your help in announcing the availability of these grant funds through your media outlets and other contacts.
6775 Lenox Center Court
Memphis, TN 38115
Order your free Life of the Forest educational materials from International Paper at www.iplifeoftheforest.com
|Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grants for School Gardens and Community Nature Areas|
The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, or other non-profit educational organizations for the purpose of establishing outdoor learning centers. The grant recipient learning centers are those which most successfully reflect the Wild Ones mission to educate and share information about the benefits of using native plants in our landscape and to promote biodiversity and environmentally sound environmentally sound practices. Only through this knowledge, can we appreciate humankind's proper place in the web of life.
Eligible Applicants -Schools, nature centers and other non-profit and not-for-profit places of learning including houses of worship with a site available for this stewardship project may apply for an SFE grant.
Eligible Projects -Project goals should focus on the enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants. Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers and increase the educational value of the site. Creativity in design is encouraged, but must show complete and thoughtful planning. The use of and teaching about native plants and the native plant community is mandatory, and they must be appropriate to the local ecoregion and the site conditions (soil, water, sunlight). For further information on selection of local ecotype, go to Wild Ones native landscaping webpages. The project leader should be knowledgeable and committed.
Examples of appropriate projects are:
The design, establishment and maintenance of a native plant community such as prairie, woodland, wetland etc. in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom.
Developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities.
Developing a wetland area to study the effect of native vegetation on water quality improvement.
Group student-teacher research projects aimed at documenting the presence, behaviors, needs and contributions of various forms of wildlife and the impact of native plant species.
|Starbucks Fndtn Grant Announcement|
Starbucks Foundation Offers Funding for Youth Literacy Programs
Deadline: September 1 and March 1, annually
Through its Giving Voice program, the Starbucks Foundation (http://www.starbucks.com/foundation/), a philanthropic vehicle of the Starbucks Coffee Company, will fund programs for youth, ages 6-18, that integrate literacy with personal and civic action in the communities where they live.
The Starbucks Foundation invites Letters of Inquiry from qualifying organizations that work with underserved youth in one of two areas: 1)Arts & Literacy -- programs that innovatively address literacy and learning for the 21st century, provide high standards of excellence in mastering basic skills, and promote youth voices through a variety of venues; and 2) Environmental Literacy -- programs that offer place-based approaches to addressing environmental literacy and empower youth to be heroes for a sustainable environment in their own communities.
The foundation supports registered, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the United States, as well as Registered Charities in Canada, that deliver services to youth and address at least one of the program's action areas.
Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.
Visit the Starbucks Foundation Web site for program information, application procedures, and eligibility questions.
RFPs in Children and Youth, visit: http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_children.jhtml
|Fund for Wild Nature Offers Support for Environmental Action|
The Portland, Oregon-based Fund for Wild Nature ( http://fundwildnature.org/ ) provides money for campaigns designed to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity.
The fund provides support for advocacy, litigation, public policy work, development of citizen science, and similar endeavors, as well as media projects that have a clear strategic value and a concrete plan for dissemination of the final product. The fund does not support basic scientific research, private land acquisition, individual action or study, or conferences.
Special attention is given to ecological issues not currently receiving sufficient public attention and funding.
Proposals will only be accepted for projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The fund rarely provides grants to organizations with annual budgets greater than $250,000.
Visit the Fund for Wild Nature Web site for application guidelines and procedures, as well as examples of previously funded programs.
RFP Link: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/1332/wild
For additional RFPs in Environment, visit: http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_environment.jhtm