Volunteer EE Grant Application Evaluators


Volunteer EE Grant Application Evaluators

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EPA’s Office of Environmental Education is looking for volunteers with environmental education experience at the community, state or regional levels to assist in evaluating this year’s EE grant applications.


In order to be a grant application reviewer, you must not have any conflicts of interest with competing applicants, or otherwise, under the competition. You will be asked to sign a conflict of interest and waiver of compensation document. EPA will not pay grant reviewers. If you are selected to be a reviewer, you will get the chance to review upcoming and exciting projects from across the country at the grassroots level and provide invaluable assistance to the program.

What will I do?

You will be assigned 3–5 grant applications to review based on the criteria in the solicitation. You will read them, score them based on the criteria in the solicitation, and then provide your scoring to the Regional EPA contact. EPA will provide guidance and instruction about the evaluation process.

How much time do I need to dedicate for being a reviewer?

Typically grant reviewers spend between 1–2 hours evaluating each application. We start with a short training on how to score the applications and then you will review them sometime within a 3–4-week period we provide. Grant reviews will begin no sooner than December 8, 2023.

How do I volunteer?

Please email your resume and include a brief letter of interest in the body of your email (no more than 2 paragraphs) to EEgrants@epa.gov by December 4, 2023 if you are interested in this professional development opportunity.