Environmental Education/Literacy Grant Program


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Climate Education Policy

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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

The Environmental Education Grant Program (EEGP) was developed to support programs and projects with long-term educational benefits to potentially all California educators and students, with support going primarily to professional development for teachers. Administered by the California Department of Education and funded with Environmental License Plate Funds, school districts, other local schools, state agencies other than the State Department of Education, and community organizations are eligible for grant funding. The first three years of the program saw awards of around $36,000 to ten recipients, mostly school districts. In 2018, the program was renamed the Environmental Literacy Grant Program, while the number of awardees reduced to five and the awards increased to $72,000.

Policy Details

Year Created


Most Recent Yearly Funding

$1.82 million

Total Program 


$1.82 million

Continuing or One-time Funding


Funding Source

Environmental License Plate Funds

Path to Enactment


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