PRIDE Environmental Education Grants

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc.

Grant amount: Up to US $2,750

Anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2018 1:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Teacher Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Kentucky: Adair County, Bath County, Bell County, Boyd County, Breathitt County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Kentucky: Adair County, Bath County, Bell County, Boyd County, Breathitt County Expand all

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This is a reimbursement program. The grant recipient must spend the money first, submit the required paperwork, and then be reimbursed by PRIDE via an Automated Clearing House transfer to the recipient’s bank. Invoices may be submitted periodically. The grant value varies annually, based on available funds.  A monetary or in-kind match is required.

Grant Program Objectives

  • To encourage the understanding of and actions beneficial to the environment through educational activities;
  • To bring an awareness of nature and the conflicts between the built and natural aspects of our environment;
  • To teach students skills that create a positive action on behalf of the environment; and
  • To promote the concept of student acceptance of being personally responsible for his or her environment while building community pride.

The PRIDE Environmental Education Grant program supports projects that help young people understand the importance of a clean environment, personal responsibility and community pride.  Projects emphasize hands-on activities, and students are encouraged to share their lessons and serve their communities. The one-year grants are available through an application process to schools, nonprofit organizations and other educators in the 38 counties served by PRIDE.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible applicants:
    • An eligible applicant is defined as:
      • a public or private school system;
      • educational institution applying as a school; and
      • non-formal educators.
    • Non-profit organizations interested in the promotion of environmental education may apply and are eligible applicants as well.
  • Applicants must be working with schools or organizations within the following counties:
    • Adair, Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Boyd, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Floyd, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe. 
  • PRIDE requires that Grant recipients fund or show in-kind services of at least 20% of the Grant funds requested.
    • Business and community involvement is encouraged.
  • Funds can be used to develop programs or purchase relevant materials, or for teacher training expenses.
  • Examples of eligible activities include:
    • Cross-curricular environmental education programs
    • Programs that focus on water quality, reduction of solid waste or environmentally oriented teacher training
    • Educational materials that will aid in teaching, promoting or providing hands-on learning experiences that build environmental awareness
    • Programs that will result in lesson plans, materials and projects that are tied to local and regional environmental issues
      • Examples include, but are not limited to: outdoor classroom shelters, greenhouses, wetlands, environmental education tools and equipment, environmental books and multi-media materials.


  • PRIDE will give priority to projects that address energy efficiency, recycling and solid waste management efforts


  • PRIDE cannot award funds to federal agencies nor nonprofit groups that do not have certification of nonprofit status 501 (c)(3) from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • The following items have been deemed ineligible expenditures by the PRIDE Executive Committee:
    • Mercury thermometers; food and beverages; teacher/substitute teacher salaries; buses/bus driver time; computer hardware including modems, general audio-visual equipment such as LCD crystals, overhead projectors, and camcorders; award incentives; non-native plants; blower vacuums; bulletin/community signs; concrete/asphalt trails; cooking utensils; display information centers/kiosk; exercise trails; film processing/publicity; field trips (no fuel, food, lodging), fountains for ponds; marketing and advertising expenses; gazebos; graphic design; greenhouse instructor; landscape expert; payment of technical teaching staff; plastic landscape ponds/aerators/pumps; rafts/canoes/boats; removal of brush; salaries for Project WET/WILD/Learning Tree facilitators; sound systems; and swings.
  • PRIDE cannot reimburse for federal, state or local government employee wages or travel expenses.

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