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Central Arizona Project (CAP), Arizona's single largest resource for renewable water supplies, supports and funds non-profit organizations that promote water and environmental education to the residents of Pima, Pinal and Maricopa Counties. Twice a year, CAP awards grants of up to $5,000 to organizations in its Maricopa, Pima and Pinal County service area.
The CAP Contributions Committee, which includes representatives from CAP's elected Board of Directors, staff and customers, reviewed the applications and awarded grants to eight non-profit organizations.
Arizona Science Center - $5,000 – To provide 20 Planet Water on Wheels outreach programs to Title I schools
Arizona State Envirothon 2015 - $2,615 – The Arizona Envirothon is an established natural resource competition for high school students providing a setting that engages students to learn about current environmental topics. This year, students study the basics of water, soil, forestry and wildlife in "Urban/Community Forestry."
East Maricopa Resource Management Education Center- $5,000 – To support education on the importance of water conservation and use in a desert environment and continue education programs in communities and continuing education for teachers.
Educational Enrichment Foundation - $5,000 – To fund classroom grants, scholarships and programs which provide resources for teachers and schools in support of water related educational programs not otherwise funded through curriculum budgets.
Great Arizona Puppet Theater - $4,900 – To fund 35 performances of Zoner and the Drip in schools in Mesa, Chandler and Glendale.
TUSD Regional Science Resource Center- $3,750 – To provide transportation to enable students to visit Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson. The program is a partnership involving Tucson Unified School District, Tucson Water, Arizona Project WET and CAP.
University of Arizona Foundation - $4,995 – To support three Arizona Project WET Water Festivals in Casa Grande, Florence and Maricopa.
Watershed Management Group - $2,900 – To develop materials and curriculum for a docent program at WMG's new Living Lab and Learning Center. The volunteer-led program will raise awareness around regional water issues and engage the public in sustainable water stewardship practices.