Additional Resources for Coordinators


There are many sustainability-themed programs and activities available to students, educators, administration and the general public throughout the year. These include funding opporunities, rain gauge programs, air quality monitoring programs, and the Sustainability Institute for Educators.

Grants, Contests, and Funding Opportunities!

RecyclingSymbolThis updated document 2019-2020 Funding and Contests provides School Coordinators with many opportunites for their schools. In this document you will find information about the Madison County Green Seed Grants Program, Recognition awards, professional development scholarships and funding opportunities, and many different types of state and national grants all organized by topic so that you can best find what fits with your ideas and potential projects.


Rain Gauge Monitoring ProgramWaterDroplet

Through the Madison County Green Schools Program, schools can now participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network (http://www.cocorahs.org/) to take part in daily monitoring of rain and snowfall amounts at their school. We’ll provide the rain gauge and background information, while schools need to designate who will record and enter the data on the national database.

Registrations for CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge Program

Contact Bailey Lutz at bnlutz@co.madison.il.us for further information and to register.


US EPA Air Quality School Flag Program

SunshineMadison County schools are invited to help learn about, monitor, and let the community know about regional air quality through the US EPA’s Air Quality School Flag Program.

To participate, school register (for free) online and receives a set of colored flags that correspond with the air quality indicator colors. Each day your school (hopefully your students) will check the air quality online, and then fly the corresponding flag color at your school as a way to let the surrounding community know what the air quality is for that day – so they can plan their outdoor activities appropriately. It’s that simple!

For more information on the program and flags, contact Bailey Lutz at bnlutz@co.madison.il.us.


 

The Gro More Good Grassroots GrantKG-TagLogo_RGB

Madison County schools are eligible for this grant opportunity designed to bring the life-enhanging benefits of gardens to communities across the United States. 

Awards provide funding for development of new and expansion of existing youth garden programs and greenspaces serving 15 or more youth. Winners are selected based on their commitment to the maintenance and sustainability of their garden program including plans for grown and future fiscal stability.

Applications are due Friday, February 14th, 2020- More information can be found here.