& Natural Resource Grant Programs for Michigan Educators
Planet Grant Program
$250 - $2,500
reviewed quarterly. Allow 3 months for processing before final decisions
made. Submit all applications via email. Projects must promote understanding
of environmental issues, focus on hands-on involvement, and involve K-12
Lakes Protection Fund
any time; awarded quarterly (March, June, Sept., Dec.)
projects that lead to tangible improvements in the health of the Great
Lakes ecosystem, promote the interdependence of healthy ecological and
economic systems, and are innovative, creative, and venturesome.
Lakes Aquatic Habitat Fund
March 31, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2001
grassroots citizen initiatives working to protect and restore Great Lakes
shorelines, inland lakes, rivers, wetlands, and other aquatic habitats
in the Great Lakes Basin.
Dept. of Natural Resources
1)Arbor Day Mini Grants:
Schools and municipalities are eligible for the MDNR, Urban and Community Forestry Program, Arbor Day Mini-grants of up to $200. The grants may be used for planting trees on school grounds, staging Arbor Day celebrations, or purchasing forestry-related materials for school libraries. Applicants may request up to $200, but the amount requested must be “matched” with an equal amount of other funding and/or equivalent staff time (paid or volunteer). Applications must be postmarked by November 30, 2001.
For an Arbor Day Mini grant application, or for more information Michigan
Dept. of Natural Resources
Natural Heritage Grants Program:
Deadline: Dec. 1 of each year for funding in next field season.
projects in environmental interpretation, restoration, research and education.
Nest Mini Grants:
habitat enhancement projects.
Urban & Community Forestry Program:
up to $20,000
projects in forest interpretation, restoration, research and education.
Dept. of Environmental Quality
Volunteer Stream Monitoring Grant
April 6, 2001 - submitted
up to $5,000 for watershed and stream monitoring projects led by citizens.
Volunteer Stream Cleanup Grant: May 2002
grants for stream clean-up efforts.
in the Land Teaching Fellowships
June 1, 2001; Amount: $1,000
Orion Society funds projects initiated by educators working with K-12 students
to enhance land stewardship through field trips, educational resources,
and other special projects.
Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund
up to $1,000
April 1 and November 1
to non-profits in Upper Peninsula for research, youth, education, training,
and wildlife habitat improvement projects related to the sustainability
of Upper Peninsula (of Michigan) forests and wildlife.
more information, contact:
Dr. Michael Allkins
de Noc Community College
No. Lincoln Rd.
(906) 786-5802, ext. 1133
Environmental Protection Agency - Environmental Education Grant:
November ’01 deadline.
up to $5,000
environmental education and training projects.
Youth Garden Grants:
Tel: 800-538-7476, ext. 205
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 1, 2001.
The National Gardening Association awards 400 Youth Garden Grants to schools, neighborhood groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and intergenerational programs throughout the United States. Each grant consists of an assortment of quality tools, seeds, and garden products generously contributed by leading companies from the lawn and garden industry. To be eligible, groups must plan to garden in 2002 with at least 15 children between the ages of three and 18 years. Selection of winners will be based on demonstration of a child-centered plan that emphasizes children directly learning and working in an outdoor garden. Selection criteria include leadership, need, sustainability, community support, innovation and educational, environmental and/or social programming.