U.S. Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
02/18/22 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Grants and cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, schools and school systems, IHEs, and tribal governments for environmental education for students in eligible areas of the Gulf of Mexico states. Required registrations may take over one month to complete. Applicants may be physically located in any U.S. state; however, education projects must target teachers and/or students located in any part of the five Gulf of Mexico states which are Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and/or Florida.
The Gulf B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes place-based experiential learning for K–12 students and related professional development for teachers in the five Gulf states. Projects supported by this funding opportunity will develop and promote Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs). The MWEE is a learner-centered framework that focuses on investigations into local environmental issues, leads to informed action, and increases environmental literacy. MWEEs are composed of multiple components that include learning both outdoors and in the classroom, and are designed to increase the environmental literacy of all participants by actively engaging students in building knowledge and meaning through hands-on experiences.
In FY22, Gulf B-WET funding will support student investigation of environmental topics and issues, both locally and globally, that are of interest to them. Students identify actions to address these issues and understand the value of those actions, enabling them to help to protect and restore watersheds and related ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. Gulf B-WET funding also supports, high quality professional development for teachers allowing them to gain confidence in the value of MWEEs and strategies for conducting MWEEs with students. Gulf B-WET also supports implementation of systemic MWEEs which reach the entire student population in one or more grades within a school district. In addition, and new for FY22, Gulf B-WET will support capacity building for expanded statewide K-12 environmental literacy initiatives. Such project will advance environmental literacy strategies and lay the foundation for sustainable and equitable environmental literacy, including MWEEs, at the state or multi-state level.
Consideration will be given to applicants who show prior experience in working in the Gulf of Mexico region or who show prior experience with Gulf of Mexico regional issues.
Program Priorites can be found on page 13 of the NOFO. See Attached Files, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 175645
NOAA anticipates making approximately three to seven new awards.
In all cases, the minimum Federal amount to request from NOAA is $25,000.
- For applications to B-WET priority areas 1 and 2, the total Federal amount that may be requested from NOAA should not exceed $100,000.
- For applications to B-WET priority areas 3 and 4, the total Federal amount that may be requested from NOAA should not exceed $150,000 per award.
August 1, 2022: Earliest project start date
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
Southeast Regional Office
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
Phone: (727) 824-5301
Gulf Coast Region
USA: Alabama; Florida; Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas
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