The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is spreading the word that grants up to $1,000 are available to promote environmental learning and education among the young.
A total of $10,000 in grants will be awarded in early 2018 to the winning applicants. They are sponsored by the Oklahoma Environmental Quality Education Committee and are available to those who are an Oklahoma teacher, public or private, a school environmental club, a youth group leader or an organization with a youth component.
The grants range from !00 up to $1,000 and the eligible categories include: environmental club projects, green school efforts, edible school gardens, environmental education project, outdoor classroom revitalization and recycling and composting programs.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2017 and more information about the grants is available online at: http://www.deq.state.ok.us/mainlinks/eepage.htm.
But applications are also available at local tag agencies since the grants are funded through the sale of the Environmental Awareness License Tag.