Special eNews: LEEC 2013-2014 Grant RFPs Released!

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries' Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) is now accepting proposals for their 2013-2014 Grants Program.
The submission deadline for each of these grants is March 15, 2013.
Applications will be accepted via electronic submission only.

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
     - Educator Grant Guidelines
     - Educator Grant Application

Formal/Non-Formal Educator/Professional Development Grants
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Based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact pre-service 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
 
    - Professional Development Grant Guidelines
     - Professional Development Grant Application

School Sustainability Grants
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Designed to encourage student learning via sustainability initiatives in EPA Region 6 K-12 schools
     - Proposals to be considered are those within a specific school campus that will both actively engage students and result in a more sustainable facility.
     - Those eligible: Accredited K-12 schools in EPA Region 6 area – Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
     - Project funds are provided via a grant from the EPA Office of Environmental Education Sub-Grants Program to LDWF
     - Maximum award: $5000.00
  
   - Sustainability Grant Guidelines
     - Sustainability Grant Application

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
     - Research Grant Guidelines
     - Research Grant Application

For more information on these grants or the 2013 Environmental Education Symposium, visit our website at: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/eec.

Or contact:
     Venise Ortego, Environmental Education Coordinator
     Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
     vortego@wlf.la.gov