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Catskill Watershed Corp. Education Grants

WEBSITE LINK — Catskill Watershed Corp. / Education Grants 

The Catskill Watershed Corporation, in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), provides Watershed Education Grants to schools, libraries, museums, vocational institutions and non-profit organizations in the West of Hudson (Catskill-Delaware) Watershed and in the five boroughs of New York City. Funds support field trips, classroom and outdoor water discovery programs, cultural activities, career exploration, research and other initiatives for learning about  fresh water and the NYC Water System and Watershed. The grants are targeted to Pre-Kindergarten-12th grade audiences and their teachers. A separate program provides Watershed Education grants for projects intended for public or general audiences. One round of grants is awarded per year, with submission deadline on or about February 1.

  • Click here for a list of 2017 (Round 20) grantees.

Contact Diane Galusha, 845-586-1400, ext. 306.


Captain Planet Foundation

WEBSITE LINK — Captain Planet Foundation / Grants 

The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world. Grants are intended to provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youth, serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, have real environmental outcomes, inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship.


Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society

WEBSITE LINK — Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society

Every spring, Environmental Education Grants are made available to classroom teachers in the DOAS area (Delaware, Otsego, eastern Chenango, and western Schoharie Counties). These competitive grants enable teachers to add new environmental education activities to the curriculum.  Previous grants have funded projects such as an environmental field day, construction of a weather station, backyard birds and animal habitats study kits, and pond studies.


Watershed Forestry Bus Tours

WEBSITE LINK — Watershed Forestry Bus Tours

This program is offered by the Watershed Agricultural Council’s Forestry Program with funding provided by USDA Forest Service and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Come explore the source of NYC’s drinking water first-hand and discover how healthy forests protect water quality! The Watershed Forestry Bus Tour Program is a competitive matching grant program that awards up to $3,000 to help pay for forestry-related tours to the NYC Watershed. Any 4th-12th grade classroom, organization, or community group in NYC or the NYC Watershed region may apply for one of five Bus Tour options: 1. Environmental Education Center 2. Trout in the Classroom Trout Release 3. Green Connections Partnership 4. Trees for Tribs Tree Planting. 5. Adult Professional Development. All tours include a visit to a drinking water reservoir. Two rounds of grant funding are awarded each year with applications due in January and August.

Contact Tyler Van Fleet, Watershed Educator, at or(914) 962-6355 x21, for more information.


Bus Grants for Visits to Time and the Valleys Museum

Grahamsville, NY
WEBSITE LINK — Time and the Valleys Museum / Education

Grants are supported by Rondout-Neversink Stream Program, a project of Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District funded by New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Funds are available to all interested schools, and will pay for part or all of the cost of bus transportation to the Museum. The Museum’s two interactive field trip programs immerse students in the importance of water to all life, and the history of how water has changed both the environment and our culture over thousands of years. The programs are available 4 days a week, year round, for 2rd to 12th grade students (minimum 15, maximum 100). Comprehensive pre-visit information packets and activity sheets are included. Transportation funds are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.  For more information call the Museum at 845 985-7700 or


Target Field Trip Grants

WEBSITE LINK — Target / Field Trip Grants

Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. Applications are accepted between August 1 and September 30.


Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation

WEBSITE LINK — Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation

Learning Initiatives for Educators (L.I.F.E.) Grants provide opportunities for teachers of Grades K through 12 in all state-licensed public, private, and parochial schools within Ulster, Dutchess or Orange Counties to provide educational opportunities for students, enhance the professional development of teachers, and to involve students in community service activities.  Applications available December-January.


Clif Bar Foundation

WEBSITE LINK — Clif Bar Foundation

Grants up to $7,000 are provided for projects that “protect Earth’s beauty and bounty, create a robust, healthy food system, increase opportunities for outdoor activity, reduce environmental health hazards and build stronger communities.”


NYS Field Trip Grants

WEBSITE LINK – Connect Kids to Parks

Title 1 public schools, youth bureaus, after school programs and community learning centers in New York State may be eligible to apply for up to $1,000 to pay for bus transportation to a NYS Park, environmental education center, historic site or fish hatchery run by the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation or the Department of Environmental Conservation. Recipients are reimbursed for bus expense. Applications now available for trips that take place before June 30, 2018.