Schools Financial Resources

Are you looking for financial resources to improve your school curriculum or reduce energy bills? Review our list of financial incentives available to teachers, schools, and school districts.

Environmental Education

  • US EPA Grants
    The Grants Program sponsored by EPA's Office of Environmental Education (OEE), Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education, supports environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. EPA awards grants each year based on funding appropriated by Congress. Annual funding for the program ranges between $2 and $3 million.

  • Green Thumb Challenge
    The Green Thumb Challenge aims to motivate schools across the country to plant 10,000 indoor or outdoor gardens. Registration is ongoing. For more information, contact the Green Education Foundation at (508) 668-2278.

  • Captain Planet Foundation Grants
    The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications for funding projects that promote understanding of environmental issues, focus on hands-on activities, involve students ages 6 to 18, promote interaction and cooperation within a group, help young people develop planning and problem-solving skills, include adult supervision, and commit to follow-up communication with the Foundation. For more information, contact Grants Manager Kathy Lively at

  • PG&E Solar Schools Program/ Bright Ideas Grants
    Qualified applicants may apply to receive a $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000 grant to promote environmental stewardship in any of the five following categories: Educational Solar Projects, Youth Energy and Environmental Programs, Renewable Energy or Science Related Field Trips, Green Your School Projects, or Professional Development/ Service Learning Projects/ Workforce Development Programs.

Energy Efficiency

Additional Resources to find funding include: