For Immediate Release
Small Grants Available for Environmental Literacy Initiatives
Albuquerque, NM, July 30, 2012- The Environmental Education Association of New Mexico (EEANM) has
been awarded a grant of $150,000 from the US EPA to administer a small grant program throughout EPA
Region 6. EEANM is partnering with the Texas Association for Environmental Education, the Louisiana
Environmental Education Association, the Arkansas Environmental Education Association, the Oklahoma
Association for Environmental Education, and the Albert I Pierce Foundation to solicit proposals for
projects that meet state association priorities. Projects may include professional development, student
projects, or statewide capacity building for delivering environmental education. Each state association
will provide a team of reviewers to select projects with budgets up to $5,000. At least 19 grants will be
funded throughout the five-state region. The projects will be selected by December 2012. The grant
period is one year.
Barbara Garrity, Executive Director of EEANM, said, “In a time of diminishing funding opportunities and
increasing need, EEANM and our partners are delighted to have the opportunity to provide funds to a
number of small, meaningful projects that will increase education about the natural world.”
In addition to the competitive small grants, each state association will receive a noncompetitive grant to
advance their state’s priorities for environmental education.
The Request for Proposals and Application can be found on EEANM’s website, www.eeanm.org, and is
available from all the state associations.
The Environmental Education Association of New Mexico (EEANM) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3),
membership organization that supports environmental education in New Mexico. EEANM and the
Region 6 partner organizations are members of the Affiliate Network of the North American Association
for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The Affiliate Network is an established system of state EE
associations who regularly communicate, collaboratively plan and share resources with one another.
For more information contact:
Barbara Garrity, Executive Director
Environmental Education Association of New Mexico
PO Box 36958
Albuquerque, NM 87176