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Grants and Awards

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NEEF offers a variety of grants and awards in order to support and highlight the great work being done across the nation at the local level. We applaud and support individual and group commitment to nature through education and service.

In 2015, NEEF provided more than $720,000 in grants and awards to individuals and groups across the country. Our grantees embrace the mission and values of NEEF and do the essential work necessary to achieve the visionary goal of reaching 300 million people by 2022. 

NEEF's Every Day Event Grant

Every Day Event Grants

With generous support from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., Friends Groups are awarded up to $2,000 each to hold educational and recreational events.
Applications due 12/15/2015
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Every Day Capacity Building Grants

NEEF provides Friends Groups with funds up to $5,000 to help build their capacity to serve public lands. Funding support comes from Toyota.
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Hands on the Land

Hands on the Land Mini-Grants

NEEF, in partnership with Partners in Resource Education, will award a total of $75,000 to Hands on the Land sites to support environmental education.
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Langley Air Force Base

Langley Air Force Base

Langley Air Force Base received an NPLD Department of Defense Legacy Award in 2014 to host a series of work projects.
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The Jobs Council

The Job Council

The Job Council received an America's Great Outdoors: Connecting Youth to the Outdoors Grant in 2013.
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