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Grants to Michigan Teachers for Environmental Education Projects in Eligible Regions

Environmental Education Grant


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Funding Source
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Geographic Focus
USA: Michigan: The Upper Peninsula

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/15/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $500 to Michigan teachers for environmental education projects in eligible regions. Funding is intended for new or ongoing projects that provide quality educational experiences for young people. Eligible uses of funding include, but are not limited to, transportation, meals, supplies, and honoraria. Funding is awarded to educators working in schools or other educational organizations. Proposed projects must take place in the Upper Peninsula.

Applicants may propose an in-person project, a hybrid in-person/virtual project, or an all-virtual project.

The judging committee rates each proposal on six standard criteria:

  • The proposal is clear and complete in terms of purpose, requested information, budget, and how the project will proceed and required materials were submitted on time.
  • The project includes specific learning goals, and those goals are likely to be met.
  • The project will allow children to spend time outdoors and to appreciate the outdoors.
  • The project deals directly with UPEC’s mission, i.e. to protect and maintain the unique environmental qualities of the UP by educating the public and acting as a watchdog to industry and government.
  • The project involves a high ratio of educational and/or environmental benefits received to UPEC dollars spent.
  • The project addresses a current, specific threat to the UP environment.

Grants will be funded to provide financial assistance to quality environmental education programs and/or ongoing projects in need of support. The funding source welcomes proposals that provide hands-on experiences for young people in outdoor settings.

Special consideration will be given to fund at least one grant that uses the arts (visual arts, dance, or music) to advocate for environmental protection. This grant award is made from a gift to UPEC in memory of the late Bonnie Miljour. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible to Apply:
Educators in Upper Peninsula schools, public or private, or other groups and institutions wanting to create or enhance an environmental education program or support an ongoing activity.

Grant may not be used for salaries.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline for the 2024 round of grants is February 15, 2024.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants of up to $500.

Term of Contract
Projects should be completed over the next 12-month period.

Contact Information
Apply online via the Full Grant Text RFP.

If you have any questions, contact the funding source at

P.O. Box 673
Houghton, MI 49931-0673 USA

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