Environmental Education Local Grant Program

Grant Opportunity: The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase k-12 and  public awareness and knowledge about environmental and conservation issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment. 

This grant is for Region 2, which covers the states (and, in some regions, territories) of New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (NJ, NY ,PR, VI).

Grant Amount: 
$50,000 – $100,000
Important Dates: 
  • Due Date:  March 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m
For more information: Please visit the The Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange website 
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process as well as throughout the evaluation process.  Click here for more information about our grant services.  


$500,000 in Matching Grants Available From Parks & Trails New York


Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has partnered with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) to bring a second round of competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program.

This grant program offers up to $500,000 in matching grants to official Friends Organizations of New York State trails or historic sites. The grants are to be used to enhance preservation and stewardship, increase sustainability, and promote tourism.

To read more about eligibility and the program requirements, visit their website.

The deadline for completed applications is December 2, 2016. Award announcements are expected to be made in March 2017.


NSF Energy for Sustainability Grant

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering an Energy for Sustainability grant program. This grant offers up to $100,000 per year for three years to support research to enable innovative developments in the production and storage of electricity and fuels.  The current focus of this grant includes topics like Biomass Conversion, Biofuels, and Bioenergy, Photovoltaic Solar Energy, and Advanced Batteries.  There are also funding applications for faculty career development and conferences and workshops.

The program is accepting submissions from October 1, 2016 through October 20, 2016. To read the full details and guidelines, visit their website.

If you’d like suggestions on how to utilize this grant program to benefit your organization, BRI is ready to help you!


Teach Earth Opportunities for Teachers

Are you an ambitious and dedicated teacher who wants real life experience to share with your students?  If so, this opportunity from Earthwatch is for you:

“Teach Earth is built upon the principle that every individual can contribute to a sustainable planet, regardless of scientific background or skill. Each year, we select talented teachers from all subject areas to work side by side with world-class scientists on field research expeditions around the world.”


Applications are due December 18, 2016.

You can find more information and the full application by clicking HERE.



EPA opens their Education Grants program for 2016

italian-landscape-mountains-nature The EPA is looking for locally focused EE projects that increase public awareness about environmental issues. They hope that projects will help develop environmental stewardship and reach out to and inform responsible citizens in local communities.  Up to $2.7 million in grant funding is available!   Proposals are due by April 8th – so hurry!

Click here for more information on EPA Environmental Grants.