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Grants & Funding Opportunites




The Ozarks Society

Ozark Society Members,

The Ozark Society (OS) is accepting applications for Youth Grants to support environmental projects. Proposals will be accepted from nonprofit organizations and schools with projects that take place in the region where the Ozark Society is active.  Projects must involve elementary or secondary school-aged youth in hands-on conservation activities or environmental engagement.

Project funding up to $3000 will be awarded. Applications will be accepted from November 10th to February 3rd, 2024. Award notification and funds distribution will be in March 2024. Projects will have one year to complete their objectives.


Since 2020, the OS Youth Grants Program has awarded almost $35,000 to twenty-one different grant projects. Funded projects include gardens and greenhouses, interactive environmental education, community clean-up and restoration projects, watershed conservation, trail building, and more.

For the application form and additional information about the Youth Grant, visit  HERE.

Questions can be emailed to:


Lowell Collins

Ozark Society Community Engagement Chair



Environmental Issues information on grants and other funding opportunities, Click here

The Ozark Society Foundation (OSF) 

Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri Department of Conservation

Environmental Protection Agency:

EPA Seeks Applicants for 2023 Environmental Education Grants

WASHINGTON (Sept. 14, 2023) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that up to $3.6 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants is now available under the 2023 Environmental Education (EE) Local Grant Program. EPA will award grants in each of EPA’s 10 Regions, between $50,000-$100,000 each, for a total of 30-40 grants nationwide. The program includes support for projects that reflect the intersection of environmental issues with climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, preventing future water quality and human health issues, in addition to other environmental topics.

“It is more important now than ever that we understand the environmental changes happening around us,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Investing in environmental education is investing in America’s future, and these grants will ensure that communities have access to quality tools to get involved – and stay involved – at a local level.”

Funded projects will increase public awareness of those topics and help participants to develop the skills needed to make informed decisions. Each of the 10 EPA Regions published a solicitation notice with their respective regional details. Applicants must apply to the Regional NOFO that corresponds with the location of their proposed project. Through this grant program, EPA intends to provide financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, that will serve to increase environmental literacy and encourage behavior that will benefit the environment in local communities, especially underserved communities. This grant program recognizes underserved communities as high-poverty areas, persistent poverty counties, communities the Council on Environmental Quality’s Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool identifies as disadvantaged communities, and Title I schools.

Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 and $3.5 million in grant funding per year under this program, supporting more than 3,920 grants and making the grant program one of the most utilized in the agency.

Visit the new EPA Grants Community Library of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the EE grant FAQ webpages to learn more about the current competition and the federal grant process. Find out background information on the EE Grants Program and resources for applicants on EPA’s EE Grant Homepage.

Applications are due on November 8, 2023, and the Notice of Funding Opportunities are now posted on and the EE Grant Solicitation Notice webpage.

The Office of Environmental Education will also host at least one webinar during the open solicitation period on how to write a competitive application and to address commonly asked questions. Once confirmed, webinar registration details will be available on Stay up to date on all EE grant information, including announcements related to upcoming webinar registration, by subscribing to the EE Grants Listserv.

For further information: EPA Press Office (

EPA NEWS - EPA Grant Announcements!
Click here to learn more!


Region 7 BIL and IRA Grants Information click here


Missouri Environmental Education Association:
Environmental Educator Grant


Missouri Prairie Foundation
Prairie Garden Grant Applications. Click here for details.


Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative:
Jerry Wade Youth Habitat and Education Program (YHEP) Grants


Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Additional Information:


Department of Natural Resources offers funding to improve water quality


April 2, 2024

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.mJoin Webex Meeting

Teleconference Call Number: 1-650-479-3207

WebEx Meeting number (Access Code): 2632 651 7885

Meeting password: DNR


The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has funding available for projects that will protect Missouri’s waters from pollution caused by stormwater runoff, also known as nonpoint source pollution. Responses to a new Request for Proposals for this federal grant funding are due by
May 1, 2024. An information session to learn more about this funding opportunity will be held
April 2, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. virtually via Webex.         

To be eligible for grant funding, an applicant must implement pollutant-reducing land management practices from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and department-accepted
watershed-based plan. Watersheds with active watershed-based plans include: Black Creek (Shelby County), Deer Creek (St. Louis County), Spring River, James River, Keifer Creek, Perry County Karst, Town Branch-Piper Creek, upper Little Sac River, Greater Bonne Femme, and North and Middle Fabius rivers. Local governments, state agencies, educational institutions and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for the grant funding. Research, land purchase and NPDES permit requirements are not eligible.

Grant awards can range from $50,000 to $400,000 and projects can span up to three years. Authorized by Section 319 of the federal Clean Water Act, the grant funding is provided by EPA and administered by the department.  

Nonpoint source pollution occurs when excess surface runoff from rainfall or snowmelt carries pollutants, such as chemicals, bacteria, sediment and debris, into nearby waters. Nonpoint source pollution is the greatest threat to water quality in Missouri and the nation. Controlling this type of pollution is particularly challenging. Because stormwater runoff travels across the landscape collecting pollutants, it is difficult to pinpoint and address their specific sources.

To respond to the Request for Proposals, visit For more information about the application process or about watershed-based plans, contact the department’s Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grant Program at 573-751-5723 or 800-361-4827, or by email at

Missouri Department of Agriculture


Missouri Recycling Association - MORA

National Recycling Coalition

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