Apply for Measure Q
Environmental Education Grant


The Authority is pleased to introduce a new grant program, funded by Measure Q. This annual competitive grant program funds environmental education programs and youth engagement projects in one or more categories:

  1. Natural Resources
  2. Water and watersheds
  3. Agriculture
  4. Nature's health benefits

The grants are open to Public Agencies, Schools and School Districts, and Nonprofits.

The Fiscal Year 2017-2018 grants range from $5,000 to $24,999 and applications were due March 16, 2018. The applications are currently being reviewed. Grant materials and timeline are posted below.
A 33% match is required, which can be met through in-kind services, supplies, or cash, or through matching funds from other sources.

Applied Materials Foundation has agreed to be listed as a potential source of the required match. Interested parties should email here for more information.

Please note that the Open Space Authority’s Urban Open Space Grant Program also includes funding for environmental education programs, though the grant amounts are higher than in that grant program.

2017-2018 Measure Q Environmental Education Grant Program WORKSHOPs

The workshopsreview the grant process, how to fill out the application, and answer any questions.

The 2017-2018 workshops are complete and the presentation materials are included in the Grant Materials below.


Environmental Education Grant Program Timeline

Applications available
January 16, 2018
Applications Due
March 16, 2018
Board Review and Decision
May 24, 2018
Process Grants
Grantees Kickoff Projects
Anticipated completion of grant agreements September 1, 2018
Point of Contact
Educational Programs Coordinator
(408) 224-7476