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Environmental Education Mini Grant

askHRgreen.org offers environmental education mini grants of up to $500. The mini grant program is intended to provide funding for environmentally-themed projects and may be used to fund a portion of or an entire project.

askHRgreen.org offers environmental education mini grants of up to $500. The mini grant program is intended to provide funding for environmentally-themed projects and may be used to fund a portion of or an entire project. Grants are limited to one per classroom per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). There is no deadline for applications. Applications are accepted year-round as long as funding is available. The school principal or organization’s director must review and approve the application before it is submitted. Please review the grant requirements and then submit your application online or by mail using this PDF application.

Need some inspiration? Check out these past projects to pique your imagination:

Rain Barrels for Garden Buddies Habitat Education Project
Oyster Restoration Scoop the Poop
Chesapeake Bay Conservation Preservation Restoration Going Green
Green Thumbs Vermicomposting Vermicomposting
Recycling in the Classroom  

See for yourself how fun and engaging environmental education can be. Don’t wait to get your students involved in a great project!

ELIGIBLE TOPICS FOR YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT

All Hampton Roads school teachers (K-12), youth leaders, or organizations working with youth are eligible to apply. All projects should be specifically tied to one or more of the topics below:

Water Conservation Recycling Waste Reduction
The Water Cycle Source Water Protection for Drinking Water Litter Prevention & Cleanups
Reuse/Upcycle Projects Watershed Education Native Plant and/or Pollinator-Friendly Gardens
Waste or Water Use Audits  Waterwise Landscaping Fats, Oil, & Grease Disposal and Recycling
Properties of Fats, Oils, & Grease Impacts of Fast, Oils, & Grease on Wastewater Systems Flushables & Healthy Drains

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Funds may be available for the purchase of waste or recycling containers if a recycling contract or service is in place, but may not be applied against monthly operational costs. We are not accepting applications for oyster restoration projects at this time.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR APPLICATION

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  • Provide specific ways the project engages & educates youth in environmental education. We want to encourage projects with hands-on participation by students and student-led initiatives.
  • Include a complete itemized budget for known and anticipated expenses. If the total project cost exceeds $500, consider supplementing the award money with donated materials or services, or using the award money in addition to your organization’s regular budget.
  • Clearly explain how your project relates to the environmental education topics outlined above.
  • Sample applications are available for gardening projects and recycling programs to assit you in determining what information to include for these project types:
  • You may apply online or mail the completed application packet to:

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Attention: askHRgreen.org Mini Grant
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Upon completion of your group’s project, you must complete the project summary form and submit copies of receipts and photos. Video is also strongly encouraged.

Environmental Education Mini Grant Application

  • Please provide a brief overview of this project.
  • Provide specifics ways the project engages and educates youth.
  • Include details for long-term maintenance of project site.
  • Include estimated costs of specific materials needed.
    All information in this application is correct. I have reviewed the proposal with my school principal or organizational leader. As a condition of accepting the mini-grant money, I understand that I will be required to complete and submit the project summary form and pictures from the project upon completion of this project. I will submit my summary report within 14 days of completion.
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