Youth Climate Program

Climate Action Planning Resources


CAP Funding Resources

Climate Action Planning is an effective, and proven, model at engaging young people to take action and make meaningful change in their local communities. Young people have a tremendous capacity to make change and create/implement new, innovative climate solutions. The CAP framework allows young people to harness their unique set of resources, skills, and positionalities in order create actionable climate projects which will impact their schools, communities, and more.

H20 For Life PPG Mini-Grants

Application Due: Rolling
Amount: $250 - $500
Criteria: PPG mini-grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to assist teachers and students with the funds needed to support their service-learning program.
Description: H2O for Life will provide PPG mini-grants that will assist teachers and students on their journey to participate in our life-changing service-learning program. Provision of these PPG grants will allow teachers and students the capability to participate in a service-learning program through the provision of funds for the acquisition of supplies that will lead to success.

Future Engineers' Battelle Climate Challenge

Application Due: January 19, 2024
Amount: up to $5,000
Criteria: Current high school students.
Description: If you are a 9-12th grade student in the United States, your challenge is to research past and future impacts of climate-related hazards in your community, including drought, wildfire, flooding, and extreme heat, then develop a proposed action to help build a more resilient community. Your entry must be original and include a written explanation of your proposed climate action (200 words max) and an image (max 3GB) of a “poster” that supports your climate action. The poster can be a digital design or a photo of a hand-made poster. Your climate action should explain at least one way your community can prevent, withstand, respond to, or recover from a climate-related event. The grand prize winner will present their poster at the Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference in Washington, D.C., and receive a $5,000 STEM grant for a U.S. nonprofit organization, public library, or public school. The 2nd - 5th place finalists will receive a $1,500 STEM grant for a U.S. nonprofit organization, public library, or public school.

National Geographic's Slingshot Challenge

Application Due: February 1, 2024
Amount: up to $10,000
Criteria: 13 - 18 years old.
Description: We believe that no problem is unsolvable and that great ideas come from ALL places. Our community of 13 - 18 year olds can rise to the challenge and submit a 1-minute video describing their idea for solving environmental issues. And we believe that, together, our ideas can lead to taking action to protect our planet and improve our future. Submit your video by February 1, 2024 for the chance to receive up to $10,000 in funding.