CSEP provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through university age students with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a climate-literate public that is actively engaged in climate stewardship. CSEP also provides support for educators to execute climate stewardship (mitigation or adaptation) projects with their audiences to increase understanding of climate science and practical actions to reduce the impact of climate change. The project is part of NOAA's portfolio of activities to strengthen ocean, climate, and atmospheric science education.
Mini-grant funding up to $2000.00 is being offered to those who wish to develop and implement a Climate Stewardship Project. A Climate Stewardship Action Project must involve action based behavioral activities focused on the mitigation of or adaptation to climate change. The IPCC defines climate change mitigation as, " A human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases" and climate change adaptation as, "The process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects." Examples of projects might include energy reduction/conservation in homes and transportation options, recycling, implementing a native plant garden in your community, establishing regionally appropriate pollinator habitats, birdhouses, etc.
For more information about NOAA's Climate Stewardship Action Project and to apply, visit their website here.
Monarchs Across Georgia Pollinator Habitat Grant
Grant monies are derived from the profits made on Monarchs Across Georgia's plant sales and from the financial support of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Projects must create or enhance an outdoor Pollinator Habitat that fulfills the specific requirements of the Monarchs Across Georgia Pollinator Habitat Certification. A certificate and sign will be awarded at no charge when the project has been completed.
This project must include an educational component (signage, brochure, program, outreach, etc.) regarding pollination and promote Monarchs Across Georgia's Pollinator Habitat Certification.
For more information, and to see example of eligible projects, visit their website.
Grant Writing Tips
1.Follow instructions! Many places offering grants will throw away your request if they see you didn't simply follow instructions filling it out. If you can't follow their instructions, how can they trust you to do what you say you are going to do with their money!
2. Make sure you have a creative or memorable title. You will be remembered among the many other hundred people who applied.
3. Provide letters of support. Even if it means you have to cut out one page of text to add it. Grant-givers want to see that other places support your cause!
4. Have an evaluation plan. Grant-givers want to know if the projects they fund are successful--that your project is meeting its goals. Provide a clear budget of how you are going to spend their money, provide a list of people who will be impacted, and also provide a plan to evaluate the impacts and results of your program.
5. Is your project sustainable and able to be replicated? If so, tell the grantor how you plan to continue the project after funding ends and/or extend the project to others.
Click here to see a list of available EE grants found in the EE in Georgia Website. This grants are listed in order by application deadline and grouped by month due. Plus, don’t miss continuing opportunities located in the “ongoing section” at the end.