The Nebraska Academy of Sciences (NAS) manages the Public Information and Education (PIE) mini grant program on behalf of the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET). NET has recently made some changes to their policies and procedures which now affects how the PIE Grant program will operate and its available funding. Due to these changes, the PIE Grant program will need to refrain from awarding new contracts at this time. The NAS board would like to apologize for the time and effort put into your recent application that will now have to be postponed until further notice. Please watch the website and your email for updates on future application deadlines.
Thank you for your continued support in science education.
Public Information and Education (PIE) Mini-Grant Awards are funded through the Nebraska Environmental Trust - Consider applying for a PIE grant!
The PIE Grants support the presentation and dissemination of information and perspectives that will stimulate enhanced environmental stewardship in any category eligible for Trust funding. The grant program seeks to expand dialogue on important conservation topics and to provide information on emerging or highly useful conservation methods.
In the spring of 2009 The Nebraska Academy of Sciences was awarded a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) to administer the Trust's Public Information and Education Mini-Grants (PIE Grants). In April 2012, the PIE grant from NET was renewed and another renewal was granted in April 2014. A renewal for the next three years was just awarded in April of 2017 and again in June of 2020.
PIE Grant funding has an application process including two forms, and a written project narrative. PIE Grant reporting process includes three forms, and a written project summary narrative.Funding is limited to $5000. Applications will be accepted by the Academy three times per year. Please refer to the PIE Grant Calendar below for the current year's timeline.
Please note the application deadline dates are postmarked deadlines. You may submit your application via email to the Academy in PDF form. Click on the link below to download application and reporting forms.
must be postmarked or submitted electronically by the stated date:
Spring 2023 application deadline - Deadline past
Summer 2023 application deadline - Program Paused
Fall 2023 application deadline - Program Paused