2023-2024 EE Mini Grants

NEED $$ FOR AN Environmental STEM PROJECT?


Got a great idea for an environmental STEM school project?  Need supplies for an EE lesson you’re planning for your class?  Looking for supplies to make environmental education and STEM learning more engaging for your students? MEEC’s Mini Grant Program may be able to help!

For a limited time, MEEC is accepting proposals for environmental STEM education school project mini-grants.  Interested teachers should complete the online application by detailing desired materials, the project/materials’ environmental component and how the project will address educational standards.  Eligible projects must demonstrate the following:

  1.    An environmental connection/correlation
  2. Correspond with current Common Core and/or Next Generation Science Standards

The application must also contain a timeline for project implementation and a cost breakout based on the applicant’s research of actual material costs, including shipping and handling, if applicable.  Labor costs, food items and entrance fees are not eligible for funding.  Projects must be implemented/materials must be used in classrooms located in the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, the Antelope Valley or the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County.  Applicants must also teach within these same jurisdictions.

Funded projects must be completed/purchased by May 3, 2024.  Average grant amount will vary from $500 to $800, but may be higher.  Individual award amounts to be determined by MEEC. Only one grant will be awarded per teacher per school year. 

Application deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023.  Applications will be reviewed and awarded by December 31, 2023.  Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received.  For more information, please email sduvall@mdaqmd.ca.gov