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Grants to Texas Schools in Eligible Locations for Environmental Projects

Bright Green Future School Grants


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Funding Source
City of Austin
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Geographic Focus
USA: Texas: Austin

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/22/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $3,000 to Texas schools in eligible locations for preschool and K-12 classroom projects that promote environmental stewardship. Funding is intended for creative activities that will motivate students to become lifelong environmental advocates. Projects include but are not limited to composting systems, rainwater harvesting, organic gardens, rain gardens, bicycle academies, and wildlife habitats. Eligible projects actively engage students and members of the Austin community with hands-on involvement and learning.

From beekeeping classes to pollinator murals, bike rodeos to tree plantings, Bright Green Future Grants support campus-based projects that help students commit to a lifetime of sustainability. Proposed projects should demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and fall within one of the eight categories:

  • Community gardens
  • Outdoor learning spaces
  • Water conservation
  • Energy conservation
  • Transportation and mobility
  • Waste management, recycling, or composting
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction
  • Tree planting or other tree-related projects


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The program is open to all Austin ISD and Austin-area charter and private schools, and schools in cities like Round Rock and Pflugerville that utilize Austin Energy, Austin Water, or Austin Resource Recovery services. Preschools and grades K-12 are eligible to apply.

Schools that have received a Bright Green Future Grant in past years are also eligible to apply.

Grants are not provided to home schools.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline to apply is September 22, 2023, by 11:59 PM.

There is no limit to the number of grants each school may apply for. Depending on available funding and the overall number of applicants, your school could be awarded more than one grant per school year. Applicants must complete a separate form for each project submission.

Schools will be notified about whether they've received a grant by November, after which checks will be processed.

Estimated Size of Grant
Schools may apply for up to $3,000 per project.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Key Contact:
Mary K. Priddy
Phone: 512-974-2539

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