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Environmental Protection Agency
Region 8
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Denver, CO 80202-2466
Colorado, Montana,
North Dakota, South Dakota
Utah, Wyoming
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09/20/2004


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Utah environmental education projects get EPA funds
      Denver -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in September awarded $39,000 in grants to help fund three environmental education projects in Utah.
“Some of the most significant work accomplished in environmental protection happens at the state and local level,” said EPA’s Region 8 Administrator, Robert E. Roberts. “We are pleased to be able to offer this financial assistance to support the worthy and important environmental education projects in the states.”

The Environmental Education Grant Program is sponsored by the EPA's Office of Environmental Education. Since 1992, EPA Region 8 awards about $180,000 each year in grant funding for environmental education programs. Eligible applicants include local education agencies, state education, or environmental agencies, college or universities, Tribal education agencies, not-for-profit organizations and noncommercial educational broadcasting entities.

This year’s recipients are:
Utah Federation for Youth, Incorporated - $5,000
Troy Bennett, 350 S. 400 East #G4, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111
Healthy Communities, Healthy Kids Campaign

Utah Society for Environmental Education - $18,000
Jennifer Visitacion, 350 S. 400 East Suite #G4, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111
Utah Multicultural Environmental Education Capacity Building Project

Snow College - $16,000
Greg Lanier, 150 E. College Ave., Ephraim Sanpete, Utah, 84627
Nature High Environmental Education Summer Program

For project descriptions, please visit our Web site at:
www.epa.gov/region8/env_ed/grants/recip.html

For more information about the 2005 EE Grant Program, please visit our Web site at:www.epa.gov/enviroed/grants_apply.html

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