Thursday, August 30, 2012

EPA Environmental Education Update: New Request for Proposals (RFP) for Grant Funded Projects

The EPA Office of Environmental Education has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for grant funded projects to increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment. The title of the new RFP is Environmental Education Regional Grants -- Solicitation Notice for 2012. The RFP number is EPA-EE-12-01; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 66.951.

Applications must be postmarked by November 21, 2012, 11:59 pm local time; hand delivered by the end of the business day November 21, 2012, in the regional office to which the application is being submitted; or submitted electronically via by November 21, 2012, 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) in order to be considered for funding.

The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $2,160,000 nationwide. EPA expects to award one (1) grant per Region for an expected 10 grants nationwide; the award amount is approximately (but no more than) $216,000, subject to the availability of funds, the quality and quantity of applications received, and other applicable considerations.

To access the RFP or further clarifying information on our website or in the online Frequently Asked Questions, please go . There you will also find details about two webinars/conference calls that will be held in September for potential applicants to this RFP.

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