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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
December 12, 2011

Dear Potential Applicants:


The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the California Department of Education (CDE) is soliciting applications for the Environmental Education Grant Program. A grant award of $20,000 to $40,000 per region will be awarded depending on availability of funding, for the period of July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.

The Request for Application (RFA) can be found on the CDE Funding Web page at The RFA describes the Environmental Education Grant Program elements and contains instructions for applying, including the required attachments.

Agencies and institutions eligible to apply for a grant include:

  • State and local agencies including cities, counties, regional boards and commissions
  • Regional conservation education centers
  • Local educational agencies
  • Nonprofit agencies, organizations, and institutions
  • Public universities and colleges, including community colleges
  • Regional educational research organizations
  • Other public or private agencies, organizations, and institutions (including libraries and museums) under the terms of the federal Environmental Education Act

All entities planning to submit an application are requested to submit the Letter of Intent to Apply by February 29, 2012. The application along with all required attachments must be received by March 30, 2012.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Stephens, Education Programs Consultant, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Office, by phone at 916-319-0241 or by e-mail at


Lupita Cortez Alcala, Deputy Superintendent
Instructional and Learning Support Branch


Last Reviewed: Monday, March 23, 2015

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