New Funding Opportunity through MWCC & MT Watercourse!
Montana Watershed Coordination Council & Montana Watercourse is offering, with support of the US Environmental Protection Agency, a mini grant opportunity to local Montana watershed communities.
Purpose: The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Mini Grants Program is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that 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.
Mini grants will be awarded to projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop informed, knowledgeable and responsible citizens in the community(ies) in which the project is located.
Amount: Up to $5,000.00 may be awarded per applicant.
Timeline: Submit a signed electronic application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:00p on March 1st, 2016. Hard copy applications may be submitted to MWCC P.O. Box 1416, Helena, MT 59624 and must be received no later than March 1st, 2016. MWCC will notify applicants no later than March 21st, 2016. Activities must be completed by December 31, 2016. After receiving all final report materials and a final invoice, grantees will be reimbursed for the agreed upon award amount by MWCC.
Download the RFP & Application here:
Note [2/23/2016]-We have had a few questions regarding the definition of “Environmental Education” in the RFP. Please see Page 3 of the originating RFP (HERE) for a more comprehensive definition and discussion.
Specifically, the discussion of Environmental Education also states:
“EE increases public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provides the participants in its programs the skills necessary to make informed environmental decisions and to take responsible actions. EE is based on objective and scientifically-sound information and does not advocate a particular viewpoint or a particular course of action. EE involves lifelong learning; its audiences are of all age groups, from very young children through senior citizens. EE can include both outdoor and in-classroom education, in both formal and informal settings.”