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ED/Green Ribbon Schools


2018 Nebraska ED-GRS Timeline

The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) program will continue its 7th cycle of awards for 2017-2018.  The deadline for submitting applications will be March 15th, 2018  for this cycle. Below are the links for the school and district applications. Please remember that ALL components do not need to be completed; however selection will be based on the quality of evidence demonstrating well-rounded sustainability efforts in all 3 pillars.

Application Forms:
Applications will be completed on-line. Applicants have the ability to edit applications after submission until the March 15 deadline.


  • Nebraska GreenSchools Program:  The GreenSchools Program is an environmental service-learning program that inspires students to take personal responsibility for improving the environment at their school, at home, and in their community.  This is a great way to prepare your school to be a candidate for the ED/Green Ribbon Program as your school participates in five student led-investigations.
  • Public Information and Education Mini-Grant Awards (PIE Grants) –a potential funding source for initiatives fitting the Nebraska Environmental Trust Board Funding Categories in habitat, surface and ground water, waste management, air quality, and soil management.
  • Resources for schools (provided by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Environmental Engagement in the Community class)
  • Presentation of the project done by UNL Environmental Engagement in the Community class to improve ED-GRS in Nebraska (full of great resources)