Envirolution Receives Prestigious EPA Grant to Foster Environmental Education and Innovation
Envirolution, a renowned environmental nonprofit organization based in Reno, Nevada, focused on sustainable education outcomes, STEAM curriculum, and project-based learning opportunities, is thrilled to announce that it has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to receive $90,000 as part of the competitive Environmental Education Grants Program.
EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan unveiled the news on 8/14/2023, acknowledging the selection of 33 organizations across the country, including four Minority Serving Institutions, to receive over $3.1 million in funding. Envirolution is proud to be recognized for our commitment to environmental education, stewardship, and innovation along with 33 other organizations across 27 states & the U.S. Virgin Islands. See official EPA Press Release.
Since 1992, the EPA has distributed over $91.3 million, supporting more than 3,922 projects through the Environmental Education Grants Program. The financial support provided by the EPA enables organizations like Envirolution to design, demonstrate, and disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques.
Envirolution’s selection for this critical grant reinforces our mission to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders and workers who will drive the growth of a sustainable economy. This funding will enable Envirolution to expand Project ReCharge programming in the state, develop new curriculum, and provide more classroom kits and project consumables to Nevada teachers, fostering a new generation of environmentally conscious citizens. This program will also work with the City of Reno and several sub awarded nonprofit organizations and charter schools to develop educational materials and Career Quest class visits to the geothermal power plant being built for the Moana Aquatic Center.
“Envirolution is honored to receive this recognition and we look forward to collaborating with the EPA in demonstrating what it means to couple the power of environmental education with a commitment to creating a future with clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet for all,” says Envirolution Executive Director, Vanessa Robertson.