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AEP Access to Environmental Education Mini-Grant Funding Opportunity Is Now Open

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) invites educators and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to apply for the 2015 AEP Access to Environmental Education Mini-Grant program. Projects encouraging youth participation in learning experiences linked to local natural resources and sharing the lessons learned with their communities are eligible for funding. Eligibility extends to educators and nonprofit organizations throughout the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio.

Funding is available from the AEP Access to Environmental Education Fund and FAO seeks applications from public school and community organizations for projects providing opportunities for youth to participate in learning experiences tied to local natural resources, and which enable youth to share lessons learned with the broader community.

Approximately $26,000 in funding is available for awards ranging from $500 to $1,500. All applications must be submitted electronically by Friday, November 6, 2015. The Foundation’s Grants Committee will review eligible applications and make funding recommendations.

For more information about the AEP Access to Environmental Education Mini-Grant program, past grant recipients, please visit FAO’s website at