Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment.
The projects partner students with their whole school, local businesses and/or community organizations, and provide opportunities for student leadership. The funds can be used by students to implement recycling programs at their school, conserve water and energy, establish school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improve a forest, or restore a natural habitat, for example.
To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into your curriculum or youth programs.
The annual deadline to apply is September 30.
Funding will be distributed in December.
Applicants must have attended a Project Learning Tree training either online or in person.
- Note: Only PLT’s PreK-8 and Early Childhood online courses meet the online training eligibility requirements.
- incorporate service learning
- exemplify student voice
- involve at least one community partner
- secure at least 50% matched funds (in-kind acceptable)
- be completed in one year.
How to Apply
- The deadline to apply for a grant in 2016 has passed. Check back in Spring 2017 to download an application form.
- Submit your completed application and W-9 online.
- Please login to your account to submit a grant. If you do not yet have an account, you can register for one here.
Please note: Applications will NOT be accepted via email.
Looking for Ideas?
- Our newsletter and stories on our website feature some examples of past PLT GreenWorks! projects and teacher tips.
- Although published several years ago, PLT’s GreenWorks! Guidebook offers practical ideas and pointers for getting a GreenWorks! project off and running.
Review our Frequently Asked Questions.
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