PRIDE Environmental Education Grants

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc.


Grant amount: Up to US $2,750

Anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2019 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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Overview:

PRIDE is taking environmental education a step further by asking young people to become involved by forming PRIDE Clubs in their schools. PRIDE Clubs will be open to all grades at the discretion of the PRIDE Club sponsor(s). The mission of the club is to have students raise environmental awareness and become PRIDE volunteers in their communities, by acting as role models and mentors to their peers. We encourage 4th – 12th grade clubs to mentor to younger students K-3. PRIDE staff will be available to guide teachers and students in developing PRIDE Clubs.

Grant Program Objectives

  • Develop education partnerships
  • Foster environmental involvement by young people
  • Provide resources to support environmental education
  • Enhance environmental literacy through the design, implementation and support of environmental projects
  • Encourage through educational activities the understanding of actions beneficial to the environment

Grant Information

  • Grant amounts vary annually, based on available funds. There is no minimum grant request.
  • The grant period is approximately one year.
  • 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.
  • PRIDE requires that grant recipients fund or show in-kind services of at least 20% of the grant funds requested. Business and community involvement are encouraged.

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

Eligibility:

  • Eligible applicants:
    • Teachers from private and public school systems in designated counties served by Eastern Kentucky PRIDE
    • Educational institutions applying as a school or non-formal educators
    • Nonprofit organizations that have 501(c)(3) certification from the Internal Revenue Service (a copy of the certification should be included with the application)
  • Applicants must be working with schools or organizations within the following counties:
    • Adair, Casey, Green, Laurel, Magoffin, Morgan, Rowan, Bath, Clay, Harlan, Lawrence, Martin, Owsley, Russell, Bell, Clinton, Jackson, Lee, McCreary, Perry, Taylor, Breathitt, Cumberland, Johnson, Leslie, Menifee, Pike, Wayne, Boyd, Elliott, Knott, Letcher, Metcalfe, Pulaski, Whitley, Carter, Floyd, Knox, Lincoln, Monroe, Rockcastle and Wolfe
  • Eligible activities:
    • 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. *Books must be listed on the PRIDE Approved Book List or approved by PRIDE before purchasing.

Preferences:

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

Ineligibility:

  • 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.
  • Ineligible activities and expenditures:
    • Beautification projects
    • Food and beverages
    • General audio and visual equipment such as TVs, VCRs, DVD players or video equipment
    • Administrative fees, wages or travel expenses
    • Plastic landscape ponds and pumps
    • Gazebos
    • Non-native plants
    • Teacher or substitute teacher salaries
    • Bus transportation costs


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