The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the selection of three organizations in the southeast region to receive $262,000 in funding for projects under the 2018 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program.  Nationwide, 37 organizations in 29 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were selected to receive $3.3 million in grant funding.

The organizations and education projects selected to receive the 2018 EE Grants in the southeast include:

• Appalachian State University, Boone, NC – $62,001 to use a converted RV as a mobile earth and environmental science lab in Appalachia.

• University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA – $100,000 to manage native and invasive vegetation for healthy forests and waterways.

• The Trust for Public Lands, Chattanooga, TN – $100,000 to conduct land revitalization activities to support a new rail line conversion project.

Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 million and $3.5 million in EE grant funding per year, for a total of over $75 million supporting more than 3,700 grant projects. The program traditionally provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques.

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