2010 Environmental Education Grants Program; Application Announcement
[39 Pa.B. 5786]
[Saturday, October 3, 2009]
Applications for the 2010 Environmental Education Grants Program (Program) are now available from the Department of Environmental Protection (Department). The grants provide funding to schools, universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations and associations and businesses to create or develop projects that support environmental education in this Commonwealth. Grants will provide environmental education on timely and critically important topics, including the following:
* Sustainable energy sources and technologies including solar, wind, hydro, microhydro, biomass, geothermal, alternative transportation fuels and energy efficiency and conservation.
* Air quality, with a focus on improvements in transportation and electric-generation to reduce ground-level ozone or smog.
* Watersheds and wetlands, focusing on abating abandoned mine drainage, reducing nonpoint source pollution and enhancing water conservation in this Commonwealth.
* Chesapeake Bay Watershed education with a focus on nutrient and sediment loads, point and nonpoint source pollution reduction.
* Carbon capture and storage including geologic and or terrestrial sequestration.
The Program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993 (35 P. S. §§ 7521—7528), which mandates setting aside 5% of the pollution fines and penalties collected annually by the Department for environmental education in this Commonwealth. This announcement opens on October 5, 2009, and grant applications submitted to the Department must be postmarked by December 18, 2009, to be eligible for consideration.
Applications may be obtained by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Environmental Education Grants Program, P. O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063, (717) 772-1828. Applications are also available electronically on the Department's web site at www. depweb.state.pa.us (DEP Keyword: EE Grants).
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1843. Filed for public inspection October 2, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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