Call for Proposals:
Mini-Grants for Generating Replicable Environmental Education Networks in Puerto Rico (GREEN-PR)
Through Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Materials Management Programs
Funding Available: Up to $5,000 per project
Deadline: May 15, 2015
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This call for proposals for the Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions (CSCS) mini-grant program is offered with support from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Environmental Education. The overall purpose of this program is to foster local initiatives across Puerto Rico through Generating a Replicable Environmental Education Network and programs (GREEN-PR).

CSCS seeks proposals that implement green infrastructure (GI) and/or sustainable materials management (SMM) programs. GREEN-PR mini-grants are intended to increase environmental stewardship by promoting real-world skills for both students and community members as they work together to implement these projects. Through GREEN-PR mini-grants, various communities throughout Puerto Rico will take action to improve their environments through SMM and GI solutions. The GREEN-PR approach will be to ensure long-lasting behavioral change through a process that will engage, equip, and empower local people to positively impact their communities through methods that will connect a broad network of stakeholders.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
This mini-grant program seeks to engage K-12 students and teachers, universities, active community organizations, and the general public to implement environmental education programs that will accomplish the following goals:
– Address stormwater pollution or sustainable materials management issues (e.g., solid waste management) in local communities;
– Connect students and educators with these critical topics through teaching them the skills and information necessary to become environmental
stewards; and
– Bring together schools and neighborhoods to address pressing environmental challenges locally.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY
Applications must be submitted by a K-12 school, university, community group, non-profit organization, or similar organization.
AVAILABLE FUNDING
CSCS will award ten (10) mini-grants up to $5,000 each. Total funding available for this program is $50,000. Cost-share will not be accepted.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit one original paper copy of the proposal, including appendices and any letters of support and/or commitment, plus one electronic copy of the proposal. Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 PM EST on May 15, 2015. Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2015. Work must be completed no later than March 31, 2016. Final reports will be due no later than April 30, 2016. Extensions will not be allowed.

Electronic proposals should be submitted by email to siand100@syr.edu.

Paper copies should be sent to the following address:
Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions
ATTN: Stephanie Anderson-Morales
1057 Calle Madrid
Urb. Santa Rita
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico 00925