South Central Ozark Council of Governments and 2 Other Groups to Receive EPA Funding for Environmental EducationOzark Radio News

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LENEXA, KAN. (AUGUST 12, 2022) – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (APE) announces the selection of three organizations in Missouri and Kansas to receive funding for projects through environmental education (EE) Subsidy program.

The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE), Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) and the Council of South-Central Ozark Governments (SCOCOG) in Missouri are among 34 organizations across the country selected to receive funding through the EE Grants program. Funding will vary between $50,000 and $100,000 to provide environmental education activities and programs.

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“When we equip communities with the right tools to raise awareness and advance environmental education, it benefits everyone,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “This funding will enable school students and teachers to empower and support community members in underserved and overstretched areas as we work together to address the climate crisis, advance environmental justice and fulfill our mission. protection of human health and the environment for all.

The EPA plans to fund these projects once all legal and administrative requirements have been met.

Since 1992, the EPA has distributed between $2 million and $3.5 million in EE grants each year, for a total of more than $88.3 million supporting more than 3,890 projects. The program traditionally provides financial support to projects that design, demonstrate or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques. For more information, visit: www.epa.gov/education.

To learn more about current and past winners, or to apply for future EE grant competitions, visit: www.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants. This website will be updated as additional grants are awarded.

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