Following are current funding opportunities available for nonprofit organizations, students and/or educators:
MEEA's Get Em Outside Mini-Grants Deadline December 31, 2013
Celebrating environmental education, the purpose of the “Get Em Outside Mini-Grant” program is to support educators in their efforts to take students outside for learning opportunities. The mini-grant recipients should highlight their use of funds and how those funds will enhance students’ connection with a sense of place and hands-on learning experiences. With this funding, MEEA would like to be able to provide valuable resources possibly not available otherwise to both formal classroom and nonformal educators across Montana, fostering excellence in environmental education.
About the Funding:
Funding for MEEA's first mini-grant cycle came from the Emerson Juliette Graham’s Memorial Fund, which raised over $5,000. Since then, MEEA has made direct financial support of EE programs in Montana a budget priority.
National Science Foundation: Advanced Informal STEM Learning Program Deadlines January 14, 2014 and November 14, 2014
The solicitation seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants. The AISL program supports five kinds of projects: 1) Pathways, 2) Research in Service to Practice, 3) Innovations in Development, 4) Broad Implementation, and 5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops. Proposals are due January 14, 2014 and November 14, 2014. Please see the NSFL AISL web page on InformalScience.org for more information.