SPECIAL eNEWS Announcing 2012-2013 School Sustainability Grants Program!

Announcing 2012-2013 School Sustainability Grants Program 

As teachers and administrators, have you ever looked around your school and thought, “Wow! Opportunity missed!” when considering what students could be learning about sustainability from your school’s facility? Here is your chance to engage students in making their school a more sustainable one!

The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) is now accepting proposals for their 2012-2013 School Sustainability Grants program. These grants are designedto encourage student learning via sustainability initiatives in EPA Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas) K-12 schools. Proposals to be considered are those within a specific school campus that will engage students and result in a more sustainable facility. Project funds are provided via a grant from the EPA Office of Environmental Education Sub-Grants Program to the LEEC, which is under the direction of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.


School administrators or fulltime classroom teachersaffiliated with accredited public or non-public schools (K-12) in EPA Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas) are eligible to apply on behalf of their school.


  • Grant awards are not to exceed $5000.
  • The grant application deadline is October 1, 2012.
  • Applications will be accepted via electronic submission only.
  • All applications will undergo an anonymous and competitive grant review process.


  • Go to Application Guidelines for guidelines and additional information.
  • Register in the LEEC Registration System at Registration Form. You will then be assigned a username and password.
  • Once you have received your username and password, you will be able to access the proposal form.


Questions are to be directed to Venise Ortego, Environmental Education Coordinator, at vortego@wlf.la.gov.