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New Funding

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​New Funding for the 2021 - 2022​​ School Year    


​​Please read guidelines carefully. Some of the requirements have changed. New opportunities are added as grants are awarded to Inside the Outdoors. Check this page often for new grant opportunities.


We highly suggest that you do not register for a program until you hear from us about the status of your grant application. When your program is a​pproved, our contract process with your district begins. Once your district contract is signed, then your school is bound to the terms and conditions.


For questions, con​​​​​​​​​tact us at insidetheoutdoors@ocde.us or (714)708-3885.

Active Grant Opportunities- Virtual Program Grants for All Orange County Sch​​ools​


​Rethink Resourses Virtual Traveling Scientist Grants​


Is all of our trash really was​te? Rethink Resources uses trash to explore the connection between humans and the natural world. Through hands-on activities that focus on the six R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Rot, Repurpose, and Recycle, students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of natural resources and how we can conserve them by producing less waste. ​

Grants for the Virtual Traveling Scientist program Rethink Resources or Project Zero Waste (first/second visit) are available for K-6 students in Orange County. Your school will receive this program free of charge. 

This grant funding is provided in partnership with Orange County Waste and Recycling.

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Pending - Virtual Program​​ Grants for Speci​fic Cities and Districts in Orange County ​

Pending - ​Full Virtual Field Trip AND Virtual Traveling Scientist Grants - Limited to Fifth Grade Students in the City of Anaheim​

Grants for the Rancho Soñado: Soil's Impact on Percolation Virtual Field Trip AND Drip Drop Virtual Traveling Scientist programs ​are available for fifth grade students in the city of Anaheim. Your school will receive these programs​ free of charge. 

*Update- this grant is currently full. 

This grant funding is provided in partnership with Anaheim Public Utilities.


Pending - ​Full Virtual ​Field Trip AND Virtual Traveling Scientist Grants - Limited to Fifth Grade Students in the City of Newport Beach

Grants for the Rancho Soñ​ado: Soil's Impact on Percolation Virtual Field Trip AND Drip Drip Virtual Traveling Scientist program are available for fifth grade students in the City of Newport Beach. Your school will receive these programs free of charge.

*Update- this grant is currently full. 

This grant funding is provided in partnership with the City of Newport Beach​.


Pending - ​Full Virtual Field Trip AND Virtual Traveling Scientist Grants - Limited to K-5 Students in Placentia-Yorba Linda USD and Ocean View SD (Title I Schools)​

Grants for a Virtual Fi​eld Trip AND Virtual Traveling Scientist programs are available for all K-5 students in Placentia Yorba Linda USD and O​cean View SD Title I schools. Your school will receive these programs free of charge.  


*Update- this grant is currently full. 


This grant funding is provided in partnership with The Boeing Company.

Pending - ​​Full Virtual Traveling Scientist Grant - Limited to Middle School Students in the City of Anaheim

Grants for the Virtual Traveling Scientist Next Generation Water Leaders program are available for Middle School students in Anaheim. Your school will receive this program free of charge.

*Update- this grant is currently full.  ​​​

This grant funding is provided in partnership with Anaheim Public Utilities.


Pending - ​Full Virtual Field Trip Grant - Limited to Middle and High School Students in Anaheim Union High School District and Placentia-Yorba Linda USD

Grants for the Carbon Canyon/Saddleback Gateway: Global Hotspots for Diversity Virtual Field Trip program are available for all Middle and High School students. Your school will receive these programs free of charge.

*Update- this grant is currently full. 

This grant funding is provided in partnership with OC Parks.


Pending - ​Full Virtual Traveling Scientist Grants - Limited to Middle and High School Students in the City of Newport Beach

Grant​s for the Virtual Traveling Scientist Next Generation Water Leaders or Scientists of the Sewers program are available for Middle School students in the City of Newport Beach. Your school will receive this program free of charge.

*Update- this grant is currently full. 

This grant funding is provided in partnership with the City of Newport Beach.​​


Pending - ​Full Virtual Field Trip Grants - Limited to Fifth Grade Students in Orange County

Grants for the OCC Planetarium Virtual Field Trip program are available for all fifth grade students in Orange County. Your school will receive this program free of charge.  

*Update- this grant is currently full. 

This grant funding is provided in partnership with the OCC Planetarium.


Pending - ​Full Virtual Traveling Scientist Grants - Limited to Fifth Grade Students in Orange County

Limited grants for the Scientist of the Sewers Virtual Traveling Scientist program are available for fifth grade students in Orange County. Your school will receive this program free of charge.

*Update- this grant is currently full.  Applications submitted will be placed on a wait list, should further funding become available.

*Update- this grant is currently full. 

This grant funding is provided in partnership with the Orange County Sanitation District.


Pending - ​​Full Virtual Traveling Scientist Grants - Limited to Middle School and High School Students in Orange County

Grants for the Scientists of the Sewers Virtual Traveling Scientist program are available for middle and high school students in Orange County. Your school will receive this program free of charge.  

*Update- this grant is currently full. 

This grant funding is provided in partnership with the Orange County Sanitation District.​