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Environmental Service-Learning Grants Available

Tuesday August 1st, 2017
Does your township have an environmental program that provides education for young people? If so, you might want to consider applying for a GreenWorks grant from Project Learning Tree (PLT).
 
Grants of up to $1,000 are available for service-learning projects that improve the environment or restore natural habitats. The deadline for applications is September 30, and funding will be distributed in December 2017.
 
Eligible projects include such activities as planting community gardens, starting composting and recycling programs, and restoring or improving native habitats.
 
To be eligible for a grant, projects must meet the following criteria:
 
• Projects receiving grants must be completed in one year.
 
• Applicants must have attended a Project Learning Tree workshop, either online or in person.
 
• The proposed project must involve service learning, exemplify student leadership and cooperation, and involve at least one community partner.
 
• The project must secure at least 50 percent in matching funds or in-kind support.
 
For more information or to apply, click here or contact Haley Herbst at (202) 751-2440 or hherbst@plt.org.
 
Townships may also contact the state PLT coordinator, Jean Devlin of the Bureau of Forestry, at (717) 787-0392 or jedevlin@pa.gov.