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Mini Grant Initiative

Mini Grant Awards:


Every year, COEEA provides two educational organizations and/or community-based groups with $500 to $1,500 stimulus funding for local projects or enhancements to existing projects that increase environmental literacy among Connecticut residents, across a broad and diverse audience of youth and/or adult learners.


Starting in 2020, COEEA also presented one additional mini-grant opportunity of up to $2,500 stimulus funding for actions that advance diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice (DEIJ) in environmental initiatives, including but not limited to DEIJ staff training, recruitment and outreach of more diverse audiences for programs, stipends for interns with more diverse backgrounds, or projects addressing one or more dimensions of environmental injustice.

The 2022 mini-grant cycle period is for the 2023 calendar year - to be completed by December 2023.

All current COEEA members (individual or organizations) are eligible to apply, except mini-grant recipients from the last 2 years (cycles 2020 and 2021).  If you have any questions, please contact the COEEA Mini-Grants Action Team at .  


Application submissions are now OPEN! 

For full consideration, applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 27th as an email attachment to COEEA at Download the template and rename it as [Your organization] – 2022 COEEA Mini- Grant Application.  Please identify your name or organization in the subject line, alongside the mini-grant category you are applying to. Please attach any letters of support or other evidence in the same email.  Late applications will not be considered.  Each individual or organization may only submit one application per cycle. The project period is for the 2023 calendar year.

The COEEA Mini-Grants Action Team will review and evaluate each application and announce the recipients by mid-March 2023.


​Mini-grant evaluation will be based on the merit and the DEIJ impacts of the project, including local relevance, meaningful/experiential learning, environmental stewardship and advancing the goals of Connecticut’s Environmental Literacy Plan (CT ELP).

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