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GreenWorks! Grant

Grants to USA Schools, Community Groups, and Nature
Centers for Youth Environmental Education Programs

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Project Learning Tree (PLT)

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Grants of up to $1,000 to USA and territories schools, community groups, nature centers, or museums for projects that involve youth in environmental and conservation education. Applicants must attend a pre-application training. Projects should help students enhance the environment of their schools or neighborhoods.

Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment.

The projects provide opportunities for student leadership and partner students with their whole school, local businesses and community organizations, and natural resource professionals. The funds can be used by students to implement recycling programs at their school, conserve water and energy, establish school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improve a forest, restore a natural habitat, and more.

GreenWorks! projects encourage students to use their creativity and imagination and develop other 21st century skills such as collaboration and teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving. They provide students with opportunities to employ STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and introduce students to green careers. By blending community service with the academic curriculum, students are “learning by doing” through these projects.

The proposed project must:
- Incorporate service learning
- Exemplify student voice
- Involve at least one community partner
- Secure at least 50% matched funds (in-kind acceptable)
- Be completed in one year.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170195

Estimated Size of Grant:

This year, the maximum amount you can apply for is $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects implementation may take place throughout the 2019 calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any organization, community group, nature center, museum, school, etc. that is based in the United States or U.S. Territories and that involves youth in environmental and/or conservation education is welcome to apply.

Pre-proposal Conference:

To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into your curriculum or youth programs.

Attend a training online in your state:

Attend PLT’s online courses:

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2018. Funding will be distributed in December.

At least a 50% match is required. In-kind matches are acceptable. The two most common type of “matching funds” include material donations and volunteer time. You can also use other committed funds (such as other grants or money raised through fundraisers) or individual, private donations.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online:

If you do not yet have an account, you will need to enter your workshop participant information here:

James McGirt

Contact your PLT State Coordinator:

Project Learning Tree
c/o Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20037

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