There are various ways that people and partners around the community are coming together for environmental causes. Here we list a few such opportunities with some brief information, including opportunities for schools, school districts, elementary and college students, as well as a few more.
NCTCOG/TCEQ - State Solid Waste Implementation Grant Funds
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) announces on a regular basis a call for projects for the State solid waste implementation funds. These funds are generated by solid waste disposal fees collected by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and are the only TCEQ funds available for solid waste implementation projects to local governments in Texas. The grants are administered on a biannual basis. The minimum request for funds is $15,000.
Eligible political jurisdictions including cities, counties, school districts, and special districts with solid waste authority are encouraged to submit project applications for local and cooperative implementation activities consistent with the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.
The Environmental Education (EE) Sub-Grants
This EE Sub-Grant is provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EE Sub-Grants program can assist your school district with environmental stewardship projects and possible grant funding. To keep abreast of the EE grant program including the call for projects schedule, click on EE Grant Programs listed under Environmental Education Quick Finder, then click on Sign Up and enter your email address to receive notifications by email.
The President’s Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA)
Encourage one or more students to apply for a PEYA. Projects considered for this award are developed by young individuals, school classes (K-12), summer camps, and youth organizations to promote environmental stewardship. The PEYA award promotes awareness and protection of our nation’s natural resources. Applicants from all 50 states and U.S. territories are eligible to compete for an award, special recognition and a presidential plaque. The deadline for submitting applications is December 31 of each year.
Automated applications can be found online along with submission instructions.
American Forest & Paper Association School Recycling Award
The AF&PA award recognizes a successful kindergarten through 12th grade school or school district paper recycling program. Colleges and universities are not eligible for this award. A cash prize and original framed artwork will be awarded to the winning school, and the winner will also receive and be recognized in local, national, and online media outlets. Winners and finalists will also be featured on the paperrecycles.org website.
The deadline for entries is mid February of each year.
The Coca-Cola Company / Keep America Beautiful Bin Grant Program
The Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program supports recycling in communities and on college and university campuses by providing bins to selected grant recipients for the collection of beverage container recyclables. Grants will be provided to a limited number of applicants who can demonstrate how their proposals will lead to sustainable recycling opportunities.
Keep America Beautiful Grants and Funding Opportunities
Keep America Beautiful is accepting applications for the National Youth Advisory Council 2015-2016. This is a unique opportunity for ten high school students (15-18 years old) from diverse backgrounds across the nation to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program. Participants will contribute to and inform KAB on programs while acting as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their communities. The National Youth Advisory Council, thanks to the generous support of the Wrigley Co. Foundation, creates a framework for youth engagement at the national, state and local level.
To review the application and instructions to prepare the application, visit the KAB website. Applications accepted through May 15, 2015 5:00 pm HST. Application must be submitted on-line and is available by clicking here.
Keep Texas Beautiful Grants and Funding Opportunities
This web page has a large list of available grants.