The Gopher Tortoise Council (GTC) would like to announce up to $13,000 in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants and project reimbursements that will be available under the 2022 Grant Program. GTC is proposing to award up to $5,000 under the Heinrich Environmental Education Grant, up to $4,000 in community outreach grant programs (example, gopher tortoise day programs), and up to $4,000 in a general reimbursement fund for existing or proposed programs and projects that need minor funding to help with printing or production costs.
Learn more about these new programs and their application guidelines at https://gophertortoisecouncil.org/grant-programs.
The 2022 Environmental Education Grant Programs will include support for projects that reflect the intersection of conservation for gopher tortoises, upland commensal species, and their associated habitat. The purpose of increasing funding is to improve public awareness of those topics and to provide financial support for projects or programs that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices that increase environmental literacy and help participants develop skills needed to make informed decisions regarding conservation of upland habitats.