Lake Education Assistance Program (LEAP) Grants

This Illinois EPA grant program provides funding (up to $500 per application period) for lake and lake watershed related educational field trips, seminars or workshops, projects, or activities. Projects and activities must have stated goals and involve the enhanced lake or lake watershed education of teachers, students, organizations or the community. LEAP is a reimbursement grant.  Application deadlines are September 30 and January 31. Only one application per school or organization for each application period will be accepted.  For more information, visit

Important Notice: The Lake Education Assistance Program is currently suspended. Due to the suspension of the program, applications received by the Illinois EPA are not being processed at this time. Please check the EPA website for future updates.