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Grants and In-Kind Support to New Hampshire PreK-12 Schools to Develop Outdoor Learning Sites

New Hampshire Partnership for Schoolyard Action Grant

GrantWatch ID# 182606
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
New Hampshire Audubon, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - New England Field Office, New Hampshire Project Learning Tree, and NH Fish and Game
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Geographic Focus
USA: New Hampshire

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/27/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,500 and in-kind support to New Hampshire PreK-12 schools for outdoor education projects. Funding is intended to create exciting learning opportunities to teach students about nature and the environment. Examples of eligible projects include nature trail construction, tree planting, constructing outdoor learning structures, pollinator gardens, and citizen projects. The goals of this program are to nurture future environmental stewards by connecting students with their local environment and to enliven learning through nature.

Examples of eligible projects:

  • Developing a plan and/or lessons to integrate outdoor schoolyard studies into curricula.
  • Teachers and students working with a landscape architect to design a schoolyard plan.
  • Planting native trees, shrubs, vines or perennials to provide wildlife food or cover.
  • Creating a rain garden with native plants for study of soils, and plant ecology Establishing pollinator gardens, especially for Monarchs.
  • Supplies (beyond typical school supplies) needed to participate in a citizen science project such as Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project Feederwatch, Birdsleuth, Yard Map, or New England Signs of the Seasons phenology project.
  • Building ponds or other water sources such as birdbaths or fountains.
  • Installing bird feeders and feeding stations connected to curricular studies.
  • Construction of nature trails for use connected to curricular studies.
  • Building small structures that support outdoor learning or provide outdoor classroom space.

In addition to funding, the NH Partnership for Schoolyard Action Grant Team may arrange for the following:

  • Facilitated field trips at NH Audubon facilities or virtual tours to learn about pollinator gardens.
  • Assistance to establish a Monarch Waystation, pollinator garden, or trails.
  • Guest speakers/educators to come into your class and/or curriculum lessons provided to help bring outdoor learning to your schoolyard project.
  • Professional development opportunities to learn more about creating outdoor classroom curriculum.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
New Hampshire schools and other education-based organizations that serve young children through-12th grade may apply.

Projects or items not eligible for funding include vegetable gardens, staff time, field trips, school grounds landscaping, or purchase of educational supplies unless directly related to the project.

Pre-Application Information
The 2023 grant round is open. Applications are due by January 27, 2023.

Grant awards will be notified in late February/March 2023.

For relevant links, see URL for Full Text (RFP).

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant awards can be up to $2,500.

Contact Information
The grant application must be complete upon submission and sent in a single email or envelope to:
Megan Woods
NH Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301

Need help or have a question: contact Megan Woods, New Hampshire Fish and Game at the above email address.

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