2013-2014 LEEC EDUCATOR GRANT GUIDELINES



Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC)

Under the Direction of Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF)

 


Application Deadline: March 15, 2013



Grants that are funded are based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and impact Louisiana teachers and students.

Maximum award: $1000 for 1 teacher or $2000 for a team

 

GUIDELINES:

  • School administrators or fulltime classroom teachers in accredited public or non-public schools (K-12) in Louisiana are eligible to apply on behalf of their school.
  • While the grant is awarded in care of the Project Leader, the actual contract must be made with the applicant’s school and the school/school system receives the award payment.
  • Grants are to be implemented during the 2013-2014 academic school year.
  • Grants will be awarded to individual applicants in single amounts not to exceed $1,000.00. Two or more teachers from the same school may apply jointly for a total amount not to exceed $2,000.00.
  • Grants must be based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact the students.
  • If your organization received a 2012-2013 Sustainability Grant, it is not eligible to receive a 2013-2014 grant from the LEEC.
  • An individual/organization may not submit more than one application.
  • Grants must satisfy EPA’s definition of Environmental Education (EE): EE increases public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provides the skills necessary to make informed environmental decisions and to take responsible actions. EE is based on objective and scientifically-sound information, and does not advocate a particular viewpoint or a course of action. EE teaches individuals how to weigh various sides of an issue through critical thinking and enhances their own problem solving and decision making skills on environmental topics.
  • All monies must be spent on materials and/or equipment directly related to the purpose of the project. Travel, furniture, general construction projects, acquisition of real property, lobbying, non-educational research, technical training of environmental management professionals, indirect costs, registration fees, and/or food items will not be funded.
  • If funded, applicants will be required to submit a mid-year report and a final report. All projects must be completed and the final report submitted by May 15, 2014. Instructions for submitting mid-year and final reports will be emailed prior to the deadlines. Examples of student work, expenditure spreadsheet, copies of invoices, and other related documentation must be provided with the final report.
  • It is the responsibility of the grant recipient to adhere to school guidelines and related regulations.
  • Recipients, by law, will receive Tax form 1099 declaring receipt of these funds, unless the application is made through an agency, university, or foundation.
  • Members of the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) may not apply.
  • The LEEC/LDWF reserves the right to use the funded projects and photos provided for public information services that may include the LEEC/LDWF website, printed materials, and other means.
  • Awarded applicants will be encouraged to attend the 2014 Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium to showcase their project and network with colleagues and state resource providers. Registration fees and lodging assistance may be provided to those whose presenter proposal is accepted.
  • Announcement of awardees will be made no later than April 15, 2013. Awardees will be notified by mail and/or e-mail.
  • Failure to comply with these guidelines may disqualify the applicant from any future grants with the LEEC.

IMPORTANT!!! Applications are anonymous and competitive. Identifying information, such as the name(s) of the applicant(s), school, county/parish, or state, should appear only where indicated. Mention of identifying information in the body of the PROPOSAL will disqualify the application.

 

EDUCATOR GRANT APPLICATION

 


Questions? Contact Venise Ortego, Environmental Education Coordinator, at (337) 948-0255 or vortego@wlf.la.gov.