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Echoing Green Fellowships

Echoing Green manages three fellowship programs:

  • The Global Fellowship supports leaders deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities.


  • The Open Society Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship invests in emerging leaders dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the U.S.


  • The Climate Fellowship, announced in 2013, is specifically targeted for the next-generation social entrepreneurs committed to working on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Review website for eligibility

Grant of $80,000 for individuals and $90,000 for partnerships


Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards

The Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative offers the Brower Youth Awards, recognizing six young people (ages 13-22) for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and environmental justice advocacy. 

Must be between ages 13 to 22 and live in North America

$3,000 cash prize


EPA Environmental Education Model Grant

EPA is seeking grant applications from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, as described in this notice, and that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings.

Local education agency, state education or environmental agency, college or university, non-profit organization, noncommercial educational broadcasting entity, and tribal education agency

$2.7 million total available


Award between $75,000 - $200,000


EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Cooperative Agreement

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The CPS Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks.

Nonprofit, federally recognized tribal governments; Native American organizations

$1.2 million total available


Award up to $120,000


EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines “environmental justice” as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no one group of people, including racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic groups, should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of federal, state, local, and tribal environmental programs and policies. Meaningful involvement means that: (1) potentially affected community residents have an appropriate opportunity to participate in decisions about a proposed activity that will affect their environment and/or health; (2) the public’s contribution can influence the regulatory agency’s decision; (3) the concerns of all participants involved will be considered in the decision-making process; and (4) the decision-makers seek out and facilitate the involvement of those potentially affected.


Each project must include activities that are authorized by at least one of the following federal environmental statutes. Any failure to clearly and conclusively identify and cite the statutes in your work plan shall result in your project not receiving the maximum points eligible under the ranking criteria.
1) Clean Water Act, Section 104(b) (3): conduct and promote the coordination of research, investigations, training, demonstration projects, surveys, and studies (including monitoring) relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution.
2) Safe Drinking Water Act, Section 1442(c)(3): develop and expand the capability to carry out a program (that may combine training, education, and employment) for occupations relating to the public health aspects of providing safe drinking water.
3) Solid Waste Disposal Act, Section 8001(a): conduct and promote the coordination of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstration projects, surveys, public education programs, and studies relating to solid waste (e.g., health and welfare effects of exposure to materials present in solid waste and methods to eliminate such effects).
4) Clean Air Act, Section 103(b)(3): conduct research, investigations, experiments, demonstration projects, surveys, and studies (including monitoring) related to the causes, effects (including health and welfare effects), extent, prevention, and control of air pollution.
5) Toxic Substances Control Act, Section 10(a): conduct research, development, monitoring, public education, training, demonstration projects, and studies on toxic substances.
6) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Section 20(a): conduct research, development, monitoring, public education, training, demonstration projects, and studies on pesticides.
7) Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act, Section 203: conduct research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstration projects, surveys, and studies relating to the minimizing or ending of ocean dumping of hazardous materials and the development of alternatives to ocean dumping.

Non-profits, tribal governments, and tribal organizations

$1.5 million total available


Fund projects up to $30,000


EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant

EPA announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, with a focus on solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater-related training.

Local govt, quasi-governmental entity that operates under the supervision and control of local gov't, gov't entity created by State Legislature, regional council, redevelopment agency, State, Indian Tribe, Alaskan Native Regional Corporation, Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Metlakatla Indian Community, and nonprofit organizations.

$2.4 million total available


Awards up to $200,000


EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellowships

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study.  Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year.

Undergraduate students

The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.


EPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program in 1986 to encourage students to pursue environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study.

The NNEMS fellowships being offered in 2013 are
organized under three categories:

Environmental Management and Administration
The topics of fellowships in this category focus on environmental management goals.

Environmental Science
Fellowships in this category typically include direct participation in field studies and laboratory
research. Environmental policy and regulation review requiring technical expertise is included in
the Environmental Policy, Regulation and Law category described above.

Public Relations and Communications
These types of fellowships include the review and analysis of public response to the EPA policies
and regulations, as well as general public opinion of environmental issues. The projects may include
the development of communication tools; for example, pamphlets and informational materials.

Associate, undergraduate, or advanced student who meets the general requirements

Approximately 5 fellowships in 2013 for up to $10,000 each.


EPA P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability.

Public nonprofit institutions/organizations (limited to degree-granting public institutions of higher education) and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (limited to degree-granting private institutions of higher education) located in the U.S.

Phase 1 grants up to $15,000

Phase 2 grants up to $75,000


EPA President's Environmental Youth Awards

The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology.

One outstanding project from each region is selected for national recognition. Projects are developed by young individuals, school classes (K-12), summer camps, and youth organizations to promote environmental stewardship. Thousands of young people from all 50 states and the U.S. territories have submitted projects to EPA for consideration. Winning projects in the past have covered a wide range of subject areas, including:

•environmental science projects
•recycling programs in schools and communities
•construction of nature preserves
•major tree planting programs
•videos, skits, and newsletters that focused on environmental issues

Projects must be completed while students(s) are in K-12th grade

Special recognition and a presidential plaque


EPA Source Reduction Assistance Grant

The purpose of the program is to support environmental projects that reduce or eliminate pollution at the source. Collectively, the Regions are interested in funding proposals that support the pollution prevention program’s strategic goals – reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), reduce toxic and hazardous materials, increase resource conservation, promote efficient business practices and support pollution prevention integration.

States, local governments, city or township governments, independent school district governments, state controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, private institutions of higher education, community-based grassroots organizations, and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.

$1.029 million total available


$147,000 available per region


5% match required


Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program is an international educational exchange program that offers grants in lecturing, research, or combined lecturing / research awards in environmental science. 


No amount specified


Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize recognizes young people, ages 8 to 18, who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. 

Young people, ages 8 to 18 residing in US or Canada

$5,000 scholarship