Strengthen Your Community Engagement with EE: Professional Development and Funding Opportunity

Is your organization looking to gain the knowledge and skills to successfully build partnerships that address an environmental concern? Selected applicants will receive training and funding to design and implement EE projects in their communities.

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, the Utah Society for Environmental Education and the Wyoming Alliance for Environmental Education are in search of community-based organizations in our states that would like to engage their communities in environmental education initiatives. Is your organization looking to gain the knowledge and skills to successfully build partnerships that address an environmental concern? Then we want to hear from you! Selected applicants will receive training and funding to design and implement environmental education projects in their communities.

Our goal is to strengthen the ability of EE providers to effectively and successfully engage local communities in environmental education that will advance awareness, knowledge, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, action, and ultimately environmental conservation and stewardship.

Interested applicants must have a team of 2-3 individuals in their organization participate in this program. Teams will work collaboratively and will participate in a learning cohort to develop community EE skills. Two to three teams will be selected from each state. Participants will benefit from free professional development valued at over $350 per person, and teams will be eligible to receive grant funding to support their project.

Teams will:

  • participate in a 12-hour, online Community Engagement Guidelines for Excellence training. This course provides tools to develop a community-based project and will prepare leaders to engage with their communities in authentic and equitable ways, allowing them to better address the large-scale environmental, social, and economic issues facing our planet.
  • participate in a 2-day Leadership Clinic on September 16-17, hosted virtually. During this time, teams will work together to create a work plan for their project and receive feedback from their peers.
  • receive $1,000-$5,000 in funding to complete a community-based EE project.
  • complete their project by July 31, 2022, and submit a final report by August 30, 2022.

How to apply: Click here to access the application form. If you require a paper copy, please contact to have one mailed to you. Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. August 2nd, 2021. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by August 6, 2021.

Read more details about the opportunity by downloading the RFA.

September 16th, 2021 9:00 AM through September 17th, 2021 4:00 PM
Phone: 303-273-9527 ext. 1