Grant Program Objectives
- Develop education partnerships
- Foster environmental involvement by young people
- Provide resources to support environmental education
- Enhance environmental literacy through the design, implementation and support of environmental projects
- Encourage through educational activities the understanding of actions beneficial to the environment
- Grant amounts vary annually, based on available funds. There is no minimum grant request.
- The grant period is approximately one year.
- This is a reimbursement program. The grant recipient must spend the money first, submit the required paperwork, and then be reimbursed by PRIDE via an Automated Clearing House transfer to the recipient’s bank. Invoices may be submitted periodically.
- PRIDE requires that grant recipients fund or show in-kind services of at least 20% of the grant funds requested. Business and community involvement are encouraged.
- Teachers from private and public school systems in designated counties served by Eastern Kentucky PRIDE
- Educational institutions applying as a school or non-formal educators
- Nonprofit organizations that have 501(c)(3) certification from the Internal Revenue Service (a copy of the certification should be included with the application)
PRIDE cannot award funds to federal agencies nor nonprofit groups that do not have certification of nonprofit status 501 (c)(3) from the Internal Revenue Service.
- Cross-curricular environmental education programs
- Programs that focus on water quality, reduction of solid waste or environmentally oriented teacher training
- Educational materials that will aid in teaching, promoting or providing hands-on learning experiences that build environmental awareness
- Programs that will result in lesson plans, materials and projects that are tied to local and regional environmental issues
Examples include, but are not limited to: outdoor classroom shelters, greenhouses, wetlands, environmental education tools and equipment, environmental books and multi-media materials.
*Books must be listed on the PRIDE Approved Book List or approved by PRIDE before purchasing.
Ineligible Activities and Expenditures
- Beautification projects
- Food and beverages
- General audio and visual equipment such as TVs, VCRs, DVD players or video equipment
- Administrative fees, wages or travel expenses
- Plastic landscape ponds and pumps
- Non-native plants
- Teacher or substitute teacher salaries
- Bus transportation costs
This list is only a few of ineligible expenditures, if you have questions about a specific item, please contact the PRIDE office at 888.577.4339 for more details.