LEEC eNews Bulletin: Reminder, LEEC Grant Applications due by Friday, February 22

The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission will continue to accept proposals for its 2019-2020 grant cycle until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019. Don't miss this great opportunity to fund classroom or schoolwide environmental education projects, professional development,  or academic research. Formal and non-formal educators and university students throughout the state may apply for a grant in one of four categories: 

Educator Grants - Based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact Louisiana students - Those eligible: Accredited K-12 Louisiana schools - Maximum award: $1,000 for 1 teacher or $2,000 for a team —

Application: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2019-2020-leec-educator-grant-application

Guidelines: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/2019-2020-leec-educator-grant-guidelines-0 


Green Schools Grants - Supports projects designed to reduce a school’s environmental impact, reduce health disparities that can aggravate achievement gaps, and engage students in hands-on learning. Proposals to be considered are those that align with pillars found in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/green-schools-pillars-and-elements - Those eligible: Accredited K-12 Louisiana schools - Maximum award: $5,000 —

Application: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2019-2020-leecldoe-green-schools-grant-application

Guidelines: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/2019-2020-leecldoe-green-schools-grant-guidelines


Professional Development Grants - Based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact preservice and/or in-service educators in Louisiana - Those eligible: Louisiana education, state, or environmental agencies, colleges, universities, or 501(C)(3) nonprofit organizations - Maximum award: $2,500 —

Application: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2019-2020-leec-professional-development-grant-application

Guidelines: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/2019-2020-leec-professional-development-grant-guidelines


University Research Grants - Post-graduate research with a focus on environmental issues - Those eligible: Students attending Louisiana colleges or universities and who are working toward a Masters, Ph.D., or conducting Ph.D. research are eligible to apply on behalf of their school - Maximum award: $1,200 —

Application: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2019-2020-leec-university-research-grant-application

Guidelines: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/2019-2020-leec-university-research-grant-guidelines


For questions regarding the grant application process, please contact Venise Ortego at vortego@wlf.la.gov.

For questions regarding the online application form, please contact Thomas Gresham at tgresham@wlf.la.gov