Elizabethtown, Ky., Aug. 17, 2023 –The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) has received two national grants this week through the 2023 Water and Environment Grant Program awarded by the American Water Charitable Foundation and the Environmental Education Grant Program awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In a press release, the American Water Charitable Foundation announced that "it has awarded a combined total of $1 million to 23 organizations in 11 states." One of which was KAEE. It was also reported that each application was evaluated competitively due to the amount of applications received and to fund programs with "a strong impact and measurable outcomes."
In a separate release, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the selection of 33 nationwide organizations to receive grants from the Environmental Education Grant Program in an amount totaling over $3.1 million. EPA Administrator, Michael S. Regan stated, "this year’s grant recipients represent some of the brightest minds from across the country, and they demonstrate what it means to couple the power of environmental education with a commitment to creating a future with clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet for all.”
KAEE is honored and excited to receive these grants to further the mission of providing environmental education opportunities across the Commonwealth.
Read the full PR's here:
American Water Charitable Foundation Release, published by Business Wire