Awards & Grants

DNREC Young Environmentalist of the Year

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control honors young Delawareans each year who have put their passions into projects that benefit our environment. Young Environmentalist of the Year Award winners are honored in a special ceremony at the Delaware State Fair.

more info: https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/young-environmentalists/

Green Ribbon Schools

The Green Ribbon Schools recognition award from the US Department of Education honors schools and school districts that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.

more info: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html

Keep America Beautiful Grants

Contact Us for information on how to apply.

Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund

The Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund benefits Keep America Beautiful Affiliates and partner organizations that serve communities affected by natural and environmental disasters. The fund provides support for cleanup efforts and helps rebuild public spaces.

Rolling Applications

Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grants

You can start making a change in your community to reduce the amount of cigarette litter by implementing a local Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) and educating adult smokers on the proper disposal of their cigarette butts.

Each year, Keep America Beautiful awards CLPP grants to its affiliates, local governments, business improvement districts, downtown associations, parks and recreation areas, and other organizations dedicated to eradicating litter and beautifying their communities.

The 2019 grant application is now open through April 10, 2019

Education

Delaware Solid Waste Authority Environmental Education Building

This hands-on learning experience enhances their studies about waste in the school setting and promotes environmental stewardship. Students are given the opportunity to see the facility grounds by driven tour, and then through a mix of classroom lessons and interactive games and activities visitors are provided with a well rounded field trip.

more information: https://www.dswaeducation.com/

Delaware Outdoor Classroom Network

The Delaware Outdoor Classroom Network is a joint effort between Delaware Children in Nature and the Delaware Association for Environmental Education designed to be a way for teachers, environmental education providers and others to share resources, successes, and solutions to outdoor classrooms and getting students outdoors.

more information: https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/children-in-nature/outdoor-classroom/

Green Ribbon Schools

The Green Ribbon Schools recognition award from the US Department of Education honors schools and school districts that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; and providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and green career pathways.

more information: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html