Applying for an environmental grant is a challenging, yet rewarding process, especially when your organization benefits from it. Like anything else, experience is valued, so it might be wise for you to learn from a member of your organization who is more experienced in this process. There are a number of steps to keep in mind that will increase your odds of being more successful at being awarded an EPA grant. The key, of course, is to follow all of the steps appropriately. In this discipline, it really would behoove you to be a stickler for details. Some of the steps you need to pay close attention to would include the proper understanding of your community needs, determining your eligibility, and following all of the necessary steps. It is also important to stay up-to-date on some of the grants that are available in a given year. The EPA website can provide information in this area.