Grants and Awards Available





From the Environmental Education Association of Oregon January 3, 2018 Newsletter

  • NEW! The Small Projects and Community Events (SPACE) Program: grants to support conservation projects, conservation education, and community events that promote natural resource conservation. Must benefit citizens of the East Multnomah SWCD. Applications due the 15th or each month. Learn more at
  • The Oregon Community Foundation – ​Community Grant Program:   Applications due Jan 15; board decision in May. Apply Here:
  • The National Forest Foundation (NFF) Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides funding for projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands. Project selection occurs twice a year. Click here to learn more. 
    • Round 1: January 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm MST
    • Round 2: June 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm MDT
  • 2018 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grants: Solicited by: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Wildlife Habitat Council, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other partners. The program will award approximately $2 million nationwide to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Proposals are due Wed, Jan. 31. Learn More!
  • Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for formal and informal K-12 educators,July 1-11, 2018The following funding opportunities are available:
    • ​$1500 Grant from Vernier Software and Technology
    • $1100 scholarships via Amazon Rainforest Workshops
    • The deadline for the applications is Feb. 1, 2018
    • Learn More Here!
  • 2018 National STEM Scholar Program for Middle school science teachers. Applications are due February 1. Each scholarship recipient receives the following:
    • Advanced education and leadership training on the campus of Western Kentucky University (WKU) June 3-9, 2018. All expenses – travel, lodging, meals – are included
    • A notebook/tablet (Chromebook or similar) to facilitate ongoing collaboration
    • A credit of up to $2,500 for technology and supplies to implement a classroom Challenge Project
    • Sponsored attendance at the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Conference in St. Louis in April 2019. All expenses – registration, travel, lodging, meals – are included
    • Year-long mentorship and support provided by Western Kentucky University faculty
      For more information and to apply visit:
  • The Community Watershed Stewardship Program offers two grant programs for individuals, businesses and programs operating within the City of Portland’s Urban Services Boundary.
    • Native Plant Mini Grant providing up to $500 to purchase and plant native plant species. Applications are accepted year-round.
    • Stewardship Grants award up to $10,000 for projects addressing watershed health, watershed education, and community projects that promote watershed health and/or awareness. Pre-application form, are due Friday, Feb. 2. Learn more here!
  • NEW! Capacity Building Grants: Education – Advancing Scientific and Environmental Literacy in Children and Youth – Letter of Intent due Feb 14. Learn more
  • EPA Environmental Education Grant ​- Student and Teacher Awards: Applications due March 1, 2018.
    • President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA):
      Recognizes outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth. Each year the PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by young individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school), summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness. Recent award-winning student projects included forming recycling programs for pencils and books, starting an environmental news YouTube channel, and creating a better method to protect migratory birds from airplanes. Visit to learn more:
    • Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE): 
      Recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. PIAEE’s winners will be awarded up to $2,500 to be used to further their professional development in environmental education. The teacher’s local education agency will also receive up to $2,500 to fund environmental education activities and programs. Visit to learn more