Funding and technical opportunities for school IPM professionals

  1. EPA Presidential Environmental Education Awards for Teachers and Students

Details at https://www.epa.gov/education/presidential-innovation-award-environmental-educators

Application closes March 1, 2017.

The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Up to two teachers from each of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 10 regions, from different states, will be selected to receive this award. The White House Council on Environmental Quality, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administers this award to honor, support and encourage educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms and teaching methods. Award winners receive up to $2,500 to continue their professional development in environmental education. Additionally, the teacher’s local education agency will receive up to $2,500 to fund environmental educational activities and programs.

  1. Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship

Details at http://ncf.org/what-we-fund/nathan-cummings-foundation-fellowship

Application closes December 12, 2016.

Funding amount: $150,000

“The Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship supports visionary leaders by giving them boundless space to turn an inspired idea in the field of social justice into a world-changing reality. The Fellowship awards three individuals up to $150,000 each to pursue an innovative project that seeks to address a challenge related to climate change or inequality or within the intersection of these two major issues. An NCF Fellowship must align with at least one of the Foundation’s core focus areas: Inclusive Clean Economy; Racial and Economic Justice; Corporate and Political Accountability; and Voice, Creativity and Culture.”

  1. 2017 Youth Garden Grant

Details at https://www.kidsgardening.org/2017-youth-garden-grant/

Application closes December 15, 2016.

“Since 1982, KidsGardening has awarded Youth Garden Grants to 5436 schools, nonprofits, and youth programs across the United States contributing over 2.9 million dollars in funding to youth gardening initiatives. The 2017 Youth Garden Grant is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program in the United States planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability. A total of 20 programs will be awarded. Top 5 programs will receive award packages valued at $750. 15 programs will receive award packages valued at $500.”

  1. 2017 Kinship Conservation Fellows

Details at https://www.kinshipfellows.org/news/2016/11/press-release-applications-open-for-kinship-conservation-fellows

Application closes January 16, 2017.

“Kinship Conservation Fellows trains experienced conservationists in the use of market-based principles to address environmental challenges. The program’s ultimate aim is to see large-scale conservation outcomes related to increased health of environmental systems and reduced environmental threats. The month-long, in-residence program is delivered by a faculty of global experts using a case study approach where participants design and evaluate market-driven conservation approaches through interactive discussions, system-thinking exercises, and peer-learning sessions. 18 applicants will be selected as Fellows and awarded a $6,000 stipend. The program is open to conservation leaders with at least five years of experience. Successful applicants will be familiar with business and economic principles and work in a setting where these principles can be integrated with conservation work.”

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