Three Region 7 Organizations Selected to Receive EPA Environmental Education Funding

Funding will help address the climate crisis and advance environmental justice through education programs and activities

LENEXA, KAN. (AUGUST 12, 2022) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the selection of three Kansas and Missouri organizations to receive funding for projects under the Environmental Education Grant Program. environment (EE).

The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE), Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG), and the South Central Ozark Council of Governments (SCOCG) in Missouri are among 34 organizations across the country selected to receive funding under the framework. of the EE grant program. Funding will vary between $50,000 and $100,000 to provide environmental education activities and programs.

“When we equip communities with the right tools to raise awareness and advance environmental education, everyone benefits,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “This funding will enable school students and teachers to empower and support community members in underserved and overstretched areas as we work together to address the climate crisis, advance environmental justice and fulfill our mission. protection of human health and the environment for all.

The EPA plans to fund these projects once all legal and administrative requirements have been met.

Since 1992, the EPA has distributed between $2 million and $3.5 million in EE grants each year, for a total of more than $88.3 million supporting more than 3,890 projects. The program traditionally provides financial support to projects that design, demonstrate or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques. Learn more about the EE program.

To learn more about current and past winners, or to apply for future EE grant competitions, visit the EPA website, which will be updated as additional grants are awarded.

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