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Funding opportunity: Up to $1,000 for environmental service-learning

By Charlotte Steinecke

The future of the planet belongs to our kids, and afterschool programs offer one of the best opportunities for students and youth to engage in environmental stewardship projects that connect classroom experiences of environmental science with the real world. If your afterschool program has a focus on environmental service-learning and neighborhood improvement, you can help build those connections with the Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! grants.

Grant recipients will receive up to $1,000 to use for recycling programs, water and energy conservation initiatives, school gardens and outdoor classrooms, natural habitat restoration, and much more. Find inspiration for your project in the GreenWorks! guide, where you can read about successful action plans and find the best strategies to build a great proposal.

The deadline to apply is September 30 and funding will be distributed in December 2017.

Grant requirements

Applicants must have attended a Project Learning Tree training, either online or in person.

The proposed project must:

  • incorporate service learning
  • exemplify student voice
  • involve at least one community partner
  • secure at least 50% matched funds (in-kind acceptable)
  • be completed in one year.

How do I apply?

Download the application form, fill it out, and submit the completed application and your W-9 online. To submit your application, register for an account on the website; applications will not be accepted via email.