The EPA cannot prove that its Environmental Education Program is worthwhile, according to an audit from the agency’s inspector general.

“Environmental education is a process that allows individuals to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment,” theagency states. “As a result, individuals develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.”

The program awarded more than $16 million in grant funds from fiscal year 2012 to 2014 that went to education organizations, internships, fellowships, and environmental awards.

When a grant is awarded to a specific project, the government requires that its effects be properly evaluated.

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