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Closing Date: November 8,2011:
The Grants Program sponsored by EPA's Office of Environmental Education (OEE), Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education, supports environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. EPA awards grants each year based on funding appropriated by Congress. Annual funding for the program ranges between $2 and $3 million. This RFP solicits grant proposals to support EPAï¿½s mission to promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. Under this RFP, EPA expects to provide financial support to eligible recipients (as defined in Section III(A)) for the development and implementation of innovative projects whose primary focus is to make and manage sub-awards to organizations, other than their own, to design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, and/or techniques as described in this RFP. Proposals should provide information about how they will make sub-awards that educate diverse populations on environmental issues that especially affect their local communities, including but not limited to minority, low income and tribal communities. The National Environmental Education Act requires that 25% of all funds obligated under the EE Section 6 Grant Program in a fiscal year be for sub-grants of not more than $5,000. EPA plans to select one applicant in each of its 10 Regions to award and manage the sub-grants as described in this RFP. The amount available for each successful applicant under this program is approximately $150,000. Each regional recipient will be required to use exactly $92,273.50 of this amount for a minimum of 19 sub-awards of up to $5,000 each to entities that would qualify as ï¿½eligible applicantsï¿½ as defined in Section III(A). Grantees must establish methods to document and report measurable results from grant projects. To ensure that grant proposals are competitive, applicants should carefully read Sections IV and V regarding how to structure a proposal and ensure their proposal addresses the evaluation criteria and will have attainable, measurable results.
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