Funding Opportunities

Public School Funding

How to use ARP ESSER funds to support outdoor learning
 

Through 2020-21, federal support for economic recovery and COVID-19 makes significant funds available to Maine public schools and the partner organizations that support them. Outdoor learning has been a major focus of those funds for many districts. In 2020, CARES Act and Cares Act Extension funds were the main funding mechanisms. In 2021, and continuing through 2024, the American Recovery Plan (ARP) and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds provide similar support.

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Grant Funding for Outdoor Learning

Learn about local, regional, and state environmental education grant opportunities

Numerous grants are available for Maine teachers and schools from Maine-based and national foundations and agencies to fund small and large outdoor learning projects. Learn about some of these opportunities in this recorded webinar from the 2021 Maine Environmental Education conference.

See the spreadsheet below for up-to-date funding opportunities.

 
Grants for educators (organized by deadline, updated monthly)