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Ohio EPA Awards Grant to Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste District
Ohio EPA has awarded an environmental education mini grant to the Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste District to create an environmental education academy for teachers. The district was among 14 Ohio organizations to be awarded Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) mini grants totaling $58,345.
The district will use its $4,500 grant to conduct teacher workshops on water quality, nutrient runoff and wetlands. The money will cover the costs of substitute teachers and workshop supplies. Teachers completing the workshops will serve as mentor teachers once they return to their schools.
OEEF awards grants each year for environmental education projects targeting kindergarten through university students, the general public and the regulated community. General grants are awarded for projects lasting up to 30 months and costing up to $50,000.
Mini grants are available for projects lasting up to 12 months and range from $500 to $5,000. Proposals for classroom projects, conference speakers and other activities that are eligible under the general grant program are eligible under the mini grant program, but the application process is streamlined.
For additional information, contact the OEEF at (614) 644-2873.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.