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MAEOE 2021-2022 School Year Grants

MAEOE is excited to offer several grant opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Green Team Teacher Stipends

Stipends granted to teachers leading student Green Teams. Teachers participating in the program receive Maryland Green Schools resources and program support.

Grant Details:

  • Total funding available: $20,000
  • Amount of each stipend: $250.00
  • Number of stipends available: 80 (one stipend per school)
  • Deadline to Apply: Rolling through February 2022
  • Project Submission Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Funds Awarded by: May 31, 2022

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Teachers from Green Schools or teachers from schools that are considering becoming Green Schools.*
  • Must lead a youth Green Team.
  • Can teach any grade or subject area at a school.

* One teacher from a school will be awarded grant money. If there are multiple teachers working with the Green Team, teachers will divide funds on their own.

Grant Requirements:

  • Confirm acceptance of grant and submit all paperwork within two weeks of receiving award letter.*
  • Attend a virtual Green Leader Training
  • Convene the student Green Team 2 to 3 times during the award period.
  • Have your Green Team create a short virtual presentation that could be highlighted during the virtual segments of the 2022 Youth Summit.
  • Submit completed Green Team projects by April 1, 2022.

Project Guidelines:

  • Projects should focus on expectations for the future, solutions students have initiated and how they are making a difference at their schools
  • Some ideas to get your Green Team started could include:
    • Green Schools strive for excellence in resource efficiency, health and wellness, and environmental and sustainability education. How does your school strive to be green?
    • Environmental justice is making sure that everyone has a fair chance of living the healthiest life possible. How can you help to elevate the voices of impacted communities?
    • People all over the world are working hard to tackle climate change and make the world a better place. How can you be part of that journey?

Check out the 18 student projects that were highlighted during the 2021 Virtual Youth Summit here.

* Grant funds will be disbursed approximately one month after the grant requirements are met and a project is submitted.


Created: October 29, 2021 at 01:42 PM
Updated: February 16, 2022 at 06:15 PM

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