Applications for 2009 Environmental Education Grant Program

Now Being Accepted, Petri Says

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has begun accepting applications for the 2009 Environmental Education Grant Program, Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) announced today.
Schools, universities, intermediate units, non-profit groups and county conservation districts are eligible and are being encouraged by the DEP to apply.
According to the DEP, grants ranging from $3,000 to $20,000 will be awarded to projects that promote an understanding of important environmental issues, including:

  • Sustainable energy sources such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and alternative transportation fuels as well as energy conservation efforts.
  • Air quality, with a focus on lowering emissions from vehicles and the generation of electricity.
  • Watersheds and wetlands, with a focus on mitigating acid mine drainage and the reduction of non-point source pollution.
The deadline to submit pre-application forms for grants is Friday, Dec. 12. Beginning on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, approved pre-applications will be notified by the DEP to prepare a full application. The final applications are due on Friday, March 6, 2009.
Since the program’s creation under the Environmental Education Act of 1993, the DEP has awarded more than $6 million in grants to support environmental education efforts.
For additional information or application materials, visit Petri’s Web site at and click on “Environmental Education Grants.”
Rep. Scott Petri
178th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(215) 364-3414
(717) 787-9033
Contact: Donna Pinkham
(717) 260-6452

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