Chesapeake B-WET is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high-quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth of new, innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay
Successful projects advance the environmental literacy goal of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and goals of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan by providing hands-on environmental education about issues affecting the watershed for students and related professional development for teachers, administrators, and other educators who serve formal K-12 audiences.
These Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) integrate hands-on field experiences with classroom instruction in NOAA-related science content.
Chesapeake B-WET has traditionally issued one funding opportunity annually.
In FY 2017, NOAA is issuing two separate funding opportunities under the Chesapeake B-WET program due to differences in the types of B-WET Program Priorities covered under each announcement.
While the MWEE is central to each funding announcement, the nature of projects and how they are evaluated vary enough to warrant two separate funding opportunities.
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Eligible applicants are K-through-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, interstate agencies, and Indian tribal governments.
For profit organizations, foreign organizations, and foreign public entities are not eligible to apply; however, for-profit and foreign organizations and foreign public entities may participate with an eligible applicant as a project partner.
Likewise, Federal agencies are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this announcement, but may be project partners.
The Department of Commerce/ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC/NOAA) is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas.
The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO) encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions.Full Opportunity Web Address:Contact:
Kevin SchabowNOAA Chesapeake Bay Office410 Severn Avenue, Suite 207Annapolis, MD 21403Phone: 410-295-3145Fax: 410-267-5666Kevin.Schabow@noaa.gov Agency Email Description:
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Kevin.Schabow@noaa.gov Date Posted:
2016-12-13Application Due Date: