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EENC Announces New Mini-Grant!

Updated: Aug 17

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?

The Environmental Educators of North Carolina (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. EENC is pleased to announce the inaugural year of our mini-grant program. Open to student, professional, senior, life, and organizational members of EENC, the goal of this grant is to provide support to promote excellence in environmental education across North Carolina.

EENC will award $2500 in mini-grants in 2019. Accepted proposals can range from $50 to $250. Each member can 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.

Grant Timeline:

  • February 11: RFP Opens

  • March 11: Application Deadline

  • April 1: All applicants notified of status via email

  • April 15-December 1, 2019: Eligible project dates

  • December 14: Final deadline for project reports

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Who may apply: student, professional, senior, life, and organizational members of EENC. Honorary members are not eligible.

  • Preference may be given to applicants who were EENC members prior to January 1, 2019, but all eligible members are welcome to apply.

  • 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, etc.

  • Ineligible requests include: food purchases for any reason and anything related to EENC’s conference, mini-conference, events and workshops (please see our other scholarship applications for those events).

  • Location: Projects must occur in NC and recipient must live in NC

  • Project time frame: Proposed projects must start on/after April 15, 2019 and be completed by December 1, 2019.

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