National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
12/13/19 8:59 PM Pacific Time electronic receipt; or 5:00 PM PT postmarked.
Grants ranging from $30,000 to $60,000 to Oregon and Washington schools, school districts, IHEs, nonprofits, community-based organizations, and government agencies for K-12 environmental education programs. Funding is intended for programs that engage students with meaningful watershed learning experiences, provide related professional development for teachers, and help to support regional education and environmental priorities in the Pacific Northwest.
The primary delivery of B-WET is through competitive funding that promotes Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs). Proposals must address the following priorities: Long-term classroom-integrated MWEEs for Students combined with Teacher Professional Development for MWEEs that demonstrate a connection to the ocean environment through the watershed system. The idea is that students understand how their actions can affect the coastal/ocean environment through the watershed system. Projects should incorporate science and stewardship activities focused on at least one of the following issues of climate science as it relates to the watershed and MWEEs: Ocean Acidification and Ecosystem Resiliency.
In addition, projects should integrate the following key messages: Changes in climate will impact national marine sanctuaries and the overall health of the ocean that is vital to our quality of life, and ultimately, our survival; and one or more of the following key messages:
Additionally, priority will be given to applicants who 1) serve underserved or underrepresented audiences, 2) show prior experience in working in the Pacific Northwest region, 3) demonstrate partnerships with local organizations in the Pacific Northwest region on proposed projects, and or 4) have not been funded through PNW B-WET for five or more consecutive years.
B-WET funded student projects should aim to include more than 4 hours of student activity time spent outdoors. In many cases, tidal and non-tidal waters and the landscape around them can provide "hands-on" laboratories where students can see, touch, and learn about the environment. In other cases, the environment can be virtually brought to life in the classroom through a strong complement of outdoor and classroom experiences. The ocean and watershed environment can provide genuine, locally relevant sources of knowledge that can be used to help advance student learning skills across the entire school curriculum.
GrantWatch ID#: 177166
NOAA anticipates making approximately 8 to 9 awards in FY 2020.
The total Federal amount that may be requested from NOAA should not exceed $60,000. The minimum Federal amount to request from NOAA is $30,000. NOAA does not expect to consider applications requesting Federal support from NOAA for more than $60,000 or less than $30,000.
The project start date should not begin before August 1, 2020. The period of awards may be for a maximum period of up to 12 months. Applications must include a project description and a budget for the entire award period. Applicants selected to receive funding may be asked to modify the project start date. It is recommended to include the flexibility of the requested start date in your project description.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
NOAA Pacific Northwest B-WET Grants Manager
NOAA Pacific Northwest B-WET Program Coordinator
Submit hardcopy applications to:
NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
115 East Railroad Avenue, Suite #301
Port Angeles, WA 98362
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