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Environmental Education/Literacy Grant Program

Information on current grant opportunities related to the environment.

Environmental Education Grant Program

The Environmental Education Grant Program (EEGP) has the primary purpose of supporting programs and projects which will result in long-term educational benefits to potentially all California educators and/or students.

Request for Applications

In 2021, the California Department of Education (CDE) received an allocation of $360,000 from the Environmental License Plate Funds (ELPF) to be distributed per Public Resources Code Chapter 1105 Section 21190 (c) "for the purposes of this subdivision to fund environmental education programs of school districts, other local schools, state agencies other than the State Department of Education, and community organizations.” The 2021-22 Request for Applications (RFA) for the California Environmental Literacy Projects is available for viewing.

Current Funding Results

Past Funding Results

In 2017, the state legislature approved an allocation to CDE from the following sources: ELPF and Budget Act of 2017, Item 6100-488-0001, Provision 6. These funds were distributed through the Environmental Education Program.

Grant Questions

General Questions: Shannon Gordon by email at or by phone at 916-319-0190
Fiscal Questions: Maxine Wheeler by email at or by phone at 916-323-4746

Questions: Standards Implementation Support Office | | 916-323-5847 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 15, 2020