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Mini-Grant Program

What difference would $250 make for your teaching?  Could it pay for that workshop you’ve been dreaming of taking?  Materials for a professional development course you want to facilitate? Resources for an environmental education project in your community?  

EENC recognizes that in our field, sometimes a little bit goes a long way in making a difference for the teachers, non-formal educators, government employees, students and volunteers we work with.  Open to all paying members of EENC, the goal of this grant is to provide support to promote excellence in environmental education across North Carolina.

EENC awards mini-grants annually; accepted proposals can range from $50 to $250. Members may submit one proposal per year, either on their own behalf or on behalf of an organization or school.  Funding will be distributed on a reimbursement basis to awardees after their projects are completed.

What You Can Apply For:

Anything that would promote excellence for environmental education in NC, including but not limited to: professional development course fees, substitute teacher fees to allow professional development attendance, student field trip fees, educational books or materials for facility/classroom/workshop, garden resources, staff time to deliver programming to a new audience, etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

Our Mini-Grant Program is a member benefit. Professional, Student, Senior, New to EE, Life, and all Organizational Members may apply. The 2024 mini-grant application is now from January 31st until 11:59pm on March 1st; members may log in to the Members Area of the website for details and to apply. 

Past Mini-Grant Application Cycles and Awardees 

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