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Environmental Education

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Environmental Education (EE) provides California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network Grants to support programs that will result in long-term educational benefits to California educators and students within their California County Superintendents Educational Service Region. The CREEC Network plays a vital role in connecting California educators with professional development and information about high-quality, standards-based environmental education programs. Because of this essential function, this Request for Application (RFA) only seeks proposals to support the operation of the 11 Superintendents regions of the CREEC Network.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Public colleges and universities; governing boards of any school district; community college districts; nonprofit organizations; 501 (c)(3) tax exempt educational organizations; regional conservation centers/districts; and other state and local agencies, including cities, counties, regional boards and commissions, and special districts.
Other Eligibility Considerations The applicant agency must provide completed Forms A-I of the RFA.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code 8740, Chapter 4, Article 4, sections 8702, 8734, 8750-8754; Budget Item 6110-181-0140
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7135 / 8590
Total Available $371,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Regions will receive $20,500. Funding is contingent upon the yearly allocation from the legislature.

Important Dates

Date Application Available April 5, 2007
Due Date May 11, 2007
Expected Notification Date June 1, 2007

Additional Information

Application Environmental Education RFA - Funding []
Background Environmental Education and Environmental Literacy []
Fiscal Environmental Education and Environmental Literacy []
Other The CREEC Network provides a vital link for both “formal” classroom teachers and “non-formal” educators, and has done so since it began operation in 1997. Its mission is to (1) develop a statewide network of knowledgeable environmental education professional development and resources to educators, kindergarten through grade twelve, in their region; and (2) identify and promote only high-quality, standards-based environmental education materials, projects, and programs.


Program Jim Greco, 916-323-6189,
Fiscal Alice Ng, 916-323-4636,
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-323-5847 (phone), 916-323-2833 (fax)
Last Modified: December 18, 2008

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