Grants, Scholarships, Contests & Awards

Washington State Green Ribbon Schools
Applications are due December 15, 2018

All public and private schools and public school districts are eligible to apply.

The U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Green Ribbon Schools Program is a comprehensive program that recognizes schools and districts that have made significant achievements towards:

  • Reducing the school/district's environmental footprint
  • Creating a healthy community for students and staff
  • Increasing environmental and sustainability literacy

Schools and districts will be evaluated based on their progress towards these concepts and a wide variety of green benchmarks including energy conservation and efficiency, food that is locally sourced and sustainable, and curriculum that ensures all students are environmentally and sustainability literate.

Schools and districts that wish to be considered must complete the Washington State Green Ribbon Schools or District application

If you have any questions regarding the Washington Green Ribbon Schools program, please contact Rochelle Gandour-Rood at Rochelle.gandourrood@k12.wa.us or 360-725-4976.  The agency TTY number is 360-664-3631.


World Oceans Day
The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council is searching for 15 young ocean leaders from around the world to bring the Council to a grand total of 25 members! Applications are due by October 3, 2018

Applicants should be between the ages of 16 and 22, able to make a two-year commitment - including approximately 10 hours per month to Council activities - and have a passion for ocean conservation! 

Healthy Kids Healthy Schools Grant

Grants up to $200,000 per district are available for Student Sustainability Awareness projects including energy dashboards, composting equipment, recycling stations and other equipment/improvements that will involve student participation and learning about sustainability.  This program also includes an opportunity to request a grant for school gardens and greenhouses, kitchen equipment, physical education equipment and space improvements and covered play structures.  All of the grant details are available on the School Facilities website at OSPI. Applications are due by September 27th.

Bulk Native Plants for Sale in NW WA- Washington Conservation Districts

Learn about available plants - and reserve plants for 2019 (several species will sell out quickly).  Willows and cottonwood cuttings longer than three feet are also available by request (priced per foot).

There is a $200.00 minimum and plants are sold in bundled quantities only.