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Association for Environmental & Outdoor education

AEOE strengthens environmental education in California by connecting providers, building professional expertise, and championing environmental literacy and outdoor learning.


Community Clear Air Day Microgrant (Deadline: July 12th, 2024)

Awards up to $1,000 will be made available to help cover the cost of your local Clean Air Day event. The local project must 1) raise awareness of Clean Air Day, 2) contribute to cleaning the air or encourage participants to take actions that will clean the air, and 3) successfully engage at least 100 participants/attendees. Click here to apply today and celebrate Clean Air Day with your community on October 2, 2024

Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES) Grant (Deadline: July 31st, 2024)

Educators in the U.S. may apply for grants of up $1,500.00 for instruments and supplies to facilitate youth environmental research and data collection. Student participants are expected to produce research projects and share data through publicly available (or non-proprietary) data-sharing platforms. Environmental research is required for this grant and must be explained in the grant application. Grantees must commit to coaching students in conducting research projects and sharing their observations and reports. Click here to learn more

Additionally, U.S. based environmental educators and organizations may apply for grants of up to $5,000 for local student research symposia (SRS). The local SRS supported by YLACES is to be based on the GLOBE regional SRS model ( but instead should be one-day events with student participants drawn from a school, school district(s), a locale, or a small region. 

Youth Community Access Grant (Deadline: August 14th, 2024) 

The Youth Community Access Grant from California Natural Resources Agency is now open for proposals. Their grant round has $18.5 million available. Read about it at They’re holding informational webinars in July and proposals are due August 14.

Routs to Parks Grant (Deadline: August 28th, 2024) 

Applications are open for the Route to Parks grant program. This grant program launched in 2020 and was developed in partnership between Parks California and California State Parks and community input. Route to Parks was designed to help ensure that all communities, including people who have been historically marginalized, have an opportunity to visit and enjoy State Parks. Click here to learn more

Other grants to track:

Please contact if you are aware of additional funding opportunities to share with our community.


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