U.S. Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
11/29/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants starting at $25,000 to USA nonprofits, schools, government agencies, and IHEs for K-12 environmental education in the Gulf Coast areas of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Funding is intended to significantly increase regional collaboration to enhance the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico.
The five U.S. Gulf States have identified six priorities that are regionally significant and can be effectively addressed through increased collaboration at local, state, and federal levels:
The goal of the grant is to support K-12 education programs that provide students with Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) related to the Gulf of Mexico and/or related MWEE professional development for in-service teachers,
administrators, or other educators serving K-12 students. MWEEs for students should be learner centered and focused on questions, problems, and issues to be investigated through collecting, analyzing and sharing data; learning protocols; exploring models; and examining natural phenomena.
For additional information about MWEEs, see: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/PKG00255458-instructions.pdf#page=5
Proposals must address one of the following B-WET priority areas: (1) Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences for Students; (2) Professional Development for Teachers related to Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences; (3) Exemplary Programs combining Teacher Professional Development with long-term classroom-integrated Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences for their students; or (4) Systematic Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences Implementation.
For additional information about B-WET priority areas, see: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/PKG00255458-instructions.pdf#page=11
GrantWatch ID#: 175645
NOAA anticipates making approximately three to seven new awards, subject to the availability of appropriations.
Individual awards may range from $25,000 to $150,000.
Earliest project start date is August 1, 2020. The award period is 24 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Amy Clark, Gulf of Mexico B-WET Education Coordinator
NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office
1021 Balch Blvd, Suite 1003
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Gulf Coast Region
USA: Alabama; Florida; Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas