DAEE offers mini-grants for environmental education in Delaware!

Beginning in 2016, DAEE offers mini-grants annually to current DAEE members to conduct an environmental education project at their institution. DAEE expects to award one mini-grant in 2024 for up to $1,500. 

The grant is available annually to formal educators (classrooms, Pre-K-16) and non-formal educators (nature centers, zoos, museums, government agency staff, etc.). Projects should promote meaningful experiences with nature, expand opportunities and the reach of environmental education in Delaware. Applicants are encouraged to plan innovative, create, replicable, and collaborative projects that conform to the program structure outlined below.

DAEE grant funds are derived mostly from donations and the annual conference’s silent auction proceeds. Mini-grants are paid out as a reimbursement to the grantees.

Applying for a mini-grant

We have recently simplified our grant application process. Potential grantees are encouraged to thoroughly read the grant information packet before deciding to complete the grant application. Please note that you must be a current DAEE member to be eligible to apply.

Proposals in the amount of up to $1,500 will be considered for funding. 


    • Application Submission period: This will be announced soon
    • Notification of award: TBD
    • Announcement of award: Via Email
    • Grant life: TBD
    • Grant report due date: Late-2024

Inquiries can be directed to DAEE Chair Ashley Melvin.

2023 DAEE Mini-Grant Program information (last year)

DAEE Mini-Grant Application 2023 (fillable google document)

DAEE Mini-Grant Evaluation Rubric (how DAEE will review your application) 

We are looking for projects that do at least one of the following...

why spend time in nature

Projects that...

promote meaningful experiences with nature for Delawareans.

Projects that...

expand opportunities and the reach of environmental education in Delaware.

Projects that...

use innovative, creative, replicable approaches to environmental education. 

Past grantees

Mini-grants provide one way for DAEE to help members plants the seeds of environmental education in Delaware. Our Board Members also may know of additional grant resources or partners available for projects so get in touch at