EPA Education Grant and Toyota Alternative Fuels funding available

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/22/2004 - 14:46.

Today, I received a notification about a federal EPA grant program that would be available and valuable in NEO (APPLICATIONS DUE NOV. 15) - and also notification of an alternative fuel related fund available from Toyota. Anyone interested in these COILs should investigate

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals for grants for projects which design, demonstrate, or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. Environmental education, as defined in the EPA, increases public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provides the skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions. It is based on objective and scientifically sound information. It does not advocate a particular viewpoint or course of action. It teaches individuals how to weigh various sides of an issue through critical thinking and it enhances their own problem-solving and decision making skills. All proposals must satisfy the definition of "environmental education" specified above and also address one of the following educational priorities: Capacity building, education reform, community issues, health, teaching skills, and career development. Grant amounts vary. Applications are due November 15, 2004. For more information
visit:
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-GENERAL/2004/September/Day-
15/g20796.htm

***Funding Opportunity: Monies available for school bus conversions

Toyota Motor Corporation has $20 million of new funding available this fall to school districts interested in retrofitting school buses and purchasing ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel. The funds are being provided through an enforcement case settlement EPA negotiated last
year
with Toyota. Eligible applicants for Toyota's Clean Buses for Kids School Bus Diesel Retrofit Program include public school districts (as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education) and government
entities
that own and operate a diesel school bus fleet. An expression of interest form must be submitted to the program by November 12, 2004 to be eligible for an award of funding. To obtain additional information and to access forms, instructions and a list of important deadlines
for
the program, please contact Toyota by calling 1-703-934-3040 or visit Toyota's Clean Buses for Kids website at http://www.cleanbusesforkids.com.

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