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PRIDE Offers New Education Grant Opportunities


Deadline Extended to October 31

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, thanks to a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission.
The funds can be used for a variety of educational activities that achieve the objectives of the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, which are:

I. To encourage the understanding of and actions beneficial to the environment through educational activities.
II. To bring an awareness of nature and the conflicts between the built and natural aspects of our environment.
III. To teach students skills that create a positive action on behalf of the environment.
IV. To promote the concept of student acceptance of being personally responsible for his or her environment while building community pride.

The Grant Application review process will be highly competitive. Projects focusing on energy efficiency and conservation, recycling and solid waste management will receive higher priority.

The grant amount will be up to $2750. The grant will be awarded to the school board or nonprofit organization that represents the eligible applicant.

Eligible applicants are public and private school systems; educational institutions applying as a school; and non-formal educators. Non-profit organizations interested in the promotion of environmental education may apply. Funding is available to all distressed and at-risk counties as designated by the ARC County Economic Status in Appalachia, FY 2016. Applicants must be working with schools or organizations within the following counties: Adair, Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Floyd, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe.

The grant period will extend from November 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. All materials are required to be purchased by April 30, 2017; no extension will be awarded.

How to apply
The Grant Application is available below as a PDF document. To submit the Grant Application, please mail, e-mail, fax or hand-deliver it to PRIDE. The Grant Application must be received by PRIDE or postmarked by 4 pm ET on October 31, 2016.
To apply, please follow the instructions below.

  • Read the Terms and Conditions in grant application, which include details about the program, tips for completing the application, and a sample budget.
  • Complete the Grant Application. Click here to open the Grant Application PDF. Please type your information into the blank spaces provided in the Grant Application PDF. After completing your Grant Application Form, please print it.
  • Submit the Grant Application to PRIDE by:
  • Mail or hand delivery (2292 S. Hwy. 27, Somerset, KY 42501),
  • E-mail (PRIDE@centertech.com), or
  • Fax (606-677-6055).

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Lenox at clenox@centertech.com or 1-888-577-4339 (toll free).

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