Grant Opportunities

The Request for Proposals has ended. Please check back on April 15, 2016 for a list of finalists.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries' Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) is now accepting proposals for their 2016-2017 Grants Program. The submission deadline for each of these grants is March 15, 2016. Applications will be accepted via electronic submission only.

Educator Grants - Based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact Louisiana students - Those eligible: Accredited K-12 Louisiana schools - Maximum award: $1,000 for 1 teacher or $2,000 for a team


Professional Development Grants - Based on sound scientific principles, have an environmental focus, and be designed to directly impact pre-service and/or in-service educators in Louisiana - Those eligible: Louisiana education, state, or environmental agencies, colleges, universities, or 501(C)(3) nonprofit organizations - Maximum award: $2,500


University Research Grants - Post-graduate research with a focus on environmental issues - Those eligible: Students attending Louisiana colleges or universities and who are working toward a Masters, Ph.D., or conducting Ph.D. research are eligible to apply on behalf of their school - Maximum award: $1,200


Green Schools Grants - Supports projects designed to reduce a school’s environmental impact, reduce health disparities that can aggravate achievement gaps, and engage students in hands-on learning. Proposals to be considered are those that align with pillars found in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Program: - Those eligible: Accredited K-12 Louisiana schools - Maximum award: $5,000


For more information on these grants or the 2016 Environmental Education State Symposium, visit our web-site at:

Or contact: Venise Ortego, Environmental Education Coordinator Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries


Exemplary Grant Project

Oaks Montessori School in Hammond, LA recently completed their 2014-2015 grant entitled, “Achieving Environmental Education Through Curriculum Integration.” This project serves as an excellent example on how Environmental Education can be used as a medium to teach almost any school subject. 

View the project report.