The 2024 DEP Environmental Education Grants Program funds Pennsylvania environmental education projects that: 1) Address program priorities; 2) Provide meaningful opportunities to learn about environmental issues; and 3) Develop skills needed to make informed decisions and take responsible action on behalf of the environment.

For information, and to obtain a copy of the 2024 EE Grants Program Manual visit the Environmental Education Grants Home Page:

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2024 EE Grant Project Period: July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025

Electronic applications will be accepted beginning August 1, 2023. Application deadline is November 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

2024 EE Grants LIVE Webinar: September 26, 2023: Noon-1:30. Please register for this event by September 22, 2023.  The session will be recorded and posted on the EE Grants Homepage.

Program Award Amounts

  • Mini Grants up to $5,000 for local (school, county, municipality or other defined area) environmental education projects.
  • General Grants (Level I): up to $30,000 for large-scale, regional and/or statewide environmental education projects.
  • General Grants (Level II): up to $65,000 for non-formal environmental education programs designed to widely* engage teachers and youth at three (3) levels: county, state and national (*Teachers and students from at least 60 Pennsylvania counties must directly participate in the project) AND at least 30% of the EE program participants live, work, and/or attend school within an Environmental Justice Area.