National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
12/11/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants starting at $30,000 to California K-12 community-based nonprofit organizations, schools and school systems, IHEs, agencies, and tribes for meaningful environmental education programs in the Monterey Bay, San Francisco Bay, and Santa Barbara Channel watersheds. Eligible programs will provide relevant, authentic learning experiences to K-12 students both outdoors and in the classroom.
Eligible areas are defined as follows:
a. Monterey Bay watershed—the Counties of San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, and San Luis Obispo;
b. San Francisco Bay watershed—the Counties of Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, Napa, and Santa Rosa;
c. Santa Barbara Channel watershed—the Counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura.
MWEEs 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. These activities, grounded in best practices and the context of the local community and culture, help increase student interest, motivation, and attitudes toward learning, and achieve environmental stewardship.
As a result of the MWEE activities students should have an understanding of basic watershed concepts, as well as the interaction between natural systems (e.g. wildlife, plants, and the water cycle) and social systems (e.g. communities, transportation systems, and schools), highlighting the connection between human activity and environmental conditions. . For the full program description, see https://nmssanctuaries.blob.core.windows.net/sanctuaries-prod/media/docs/2020-ca-bwet-notice-of-funding.pdf#page=3.
MWEEs consist of multiple components. For the full details, see https://nmssanctuaries.blob.core.windows.net/sanctuaries-prod/media/docs/2020-ca-bwet-notice-of-funding.pdf#page=4.
GrantWatch ID#: 163631
The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries anticipates that approximately 8-10 grants will be awarded with these funds.
For Priority 1, applicants may request a minimum of $30,000 and up to a maximum of $100,000.
For Priorities 2 or 3, applicants may request a minimum of $30,000 and up to a maximum of $60,000.
In prior years, the amount of funding per award, on average, was $100,000 for Priority 1 and $60,000 for Priorities 2 and 3.
The project start date should not begin before August 1, 2020.
For Priority 1, applicants may request up to three (3) years of funding. These are called multi-year grants. Applications should cover a project period of between one and three years.
For Priority 2 or 3, applicants may request for funding in 12-month increments for a maximum of three consecutive years. Each funding request should not exceed more than 12 months and a new competitive application must be submitted each year in response to the program’s annual funding announcement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Seaberry Nachbar, CA B-WET Program Manager
NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries
99 Pacific Street,
Monterey, CA 93940
USA: California: Monterey Bay watershed—the Counties of San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, and San Luis Obispo; San Francisco Bay watershed—the Counties of Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Trin