Download the solicitation at http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grant-solicitation-notice
Purpose: The purpose of the Environmental Education Regional Grant Program is 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.
Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by February 4, 2014, 11:59pm local time, hand delivered by close of business on February 4, 2014 to the appropriate Regional of Headquarters Office or submitted electronically via http://www.grants.gov by February 4, 2014, 11:59 pm eastern time in order to be considered for funding. See Section IV (D) for more details about the deadline.
Number and Value of Awards: The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $2,778,940 nationwide. EPA expects to award two or three grants per Region and two at Headquarters for an expected 22 – 32 grants nationwide. The award amounts for the Regional grants will be no less than $75,000 and no more than $200,000 in federal funds. Each award at Headquarters will be for no greater than $200,000 in federal funds. The award amounts and the number of awards are subject to the availability of funds, the quality and quantity of applications received, and other applicable considerations.
Cost Sharing Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate how they will provide non-federal matching funds of at least 25% of the total cost of the project.
Start Date: Applications should plan for projects to start no earlier than June 1, 2014.