Teachers -

I've compiled a list of grants that you might be interested in applying
for.  Many have deadlines in September and October, but some are open
ended.  There is a brief paragraph of information about the grant or grant
foundation and a link to the website.

I know there are many great project ideas out there you might already have
in the works or recurring service projects you do every year.
Free money to make those happen is a great thing!
Good luck!

*Spirit of Green School Recycling Grant***

*Provided by:* Georgia Recycling

The Georgia Recycling Coalition is now accepting applications for its 2012
Spirit of Green School Recycling Grant Awards. This program recognizes
excellence in recycling and waste reduction in Georgia. Three $500 grants
will be awarded to the top elementary, middle, and high schools.
Georgia public and private schools are eligible to apply.

Apply by September 28, 2013.

*Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants***

Project Learning Tree (PLT) GreenWorks! Grants in amounts up to $1,000 are
available. Applicants must have attended a PLT workshop. Proposed projects

§  Involve service-learning

§  Exemplify student voice

§  Involve at least one community partner

§  Secure at least 50% matched funds (in-kind acceptable)

§  Be completed in one year

For more information, contact Jackie Stallard at [log in to unmask]
Apply by September 30, 2013.

*Target Field Trip Grants***

Target will be awarding more than 5,000 grants of $700 each to schools for
the upcoming school year. Teachers can use grants to fund school field
trips to connect their curricula to out-of-school experiences, including
trips to art museums, cultural events, civic experiences and environmental

Grants will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals,
para-professionals and/or classified staff employed by an accredited K-12
public, private or charter school in the U.S. that maintains a 501(c)(3) or
509(a)(1) tax-exempt status.

Apply by September 30, 2013.

*Green Thumb Challenge $1,000 Award***

It's that time of year again! GEF and Gardener’s Supply Company have teamed
up on an exciting funding opportunity for established youth garden projects
nationwide! The organizations are calling on schools and youth groups to
submit chronicles of their garden projects in a race to win a $1,000 prize.
The award is designed to support the continued sustainability of an
exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has
impacted the lives of kids and their community.

Enter by September 30, 2013.

*Herb Society of America $5,000 Educator Grants***

*A grant opportunity for educators to deliver learning experiences to the

The Herb Society of America's mission is to promote the knowledge, use and
delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the
experience of its members with the community. The Grant for Educators
challenges individuals, groups or small businesses to develop and deliver
learning experiences to the public. Each year, the Grant Committee
anticipates funding one or two grants for a total of $5,000.

The grant rewards innovative projects that enhance herbal education in
school systems, in communities, or in any public forum (electronic or
person-to-person). It requires learning goals and a mechanism to measure
the educational outcomes.

Applications are requested from educators (formal or informal teachers),
persons engaged/employed in botanical or horticultural activities, museum
directors, botanical / garden writers, small herbal business owners.
Proposals from students will not be accepted.

Apply by October 1, 2013.

*The Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant***

*A grant opportunity to work with elementary and early middle grades start
a small garden.*

The Herb Society of America (HSA) is accepting applications for its Donald
Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant. Public or private school teachers in
grades 3-6 with a minimum class size of 15 students are eligible to apply.

The Herb Society of America will award four (4) schools each year indoor
window sill herb gardens. The classrooms selected will receive three (3)
windowsill herb  garden kits including pots, soil, seeds and educational
materials to use in the classroom. The Herb Society of America will provide
the educational materials.

The Herb Society of America will select five (5) schools/classrooms to
receive $200 "Seed Money" to establish an outdoor herb garden. The funds
may be used for supplies such as soil, plant trays, containers, child or
youth sized tools, etc. The school may need to seek additional funding and
support from other sources. The Herb Society of America will provide the
educational materials and herb seeds.

Apply by October 1, 2013.

*Do Something Seed Grants*

Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need
money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are
eligible to apply for a DoSomething Seed Grant. We give out a $500
DoSomething every week to help young people just like YOU!

These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just
getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for
the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are
already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project
and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow
your impact.

$500 – NO Deadline!  One grant given out each week.

*Green In Action Awards***

In 2013, Green In Action Awards will be granted to inspiring projects based
on GEF's sustainability themes.  Winners are those schools, classrooms or
youth groups who have demonstrated their commitment, creativity, or passion
for sustainability in their application.  Great application materials
include photos, videos, essays, or artwork describing your environmental
project, weigh-in, activity, community service project, or green team
program! There are so many ways to participate and make a difference so
show us how YOU are a champion for sustainability!

Winners receive $250 for their class! They will also be featured in
national news and have their application materials (such as videos,
photographs and scanned artwork) shared on the National Green Week site.

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Yvette H. Crick
South Region Horticulture Specialist
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Tifton GA 31793
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