The National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office (Southeast Regional Office) is seeking proposals under the Gulf of Mexico Bay Watershed Education and Training (Gulf of Mexico B-WET) Program.
Donor Name: National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 2 Years
The B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes place-based experiential learning for K–12 students and related professional development for teachers. BWET fosters the growth of new, innovative programs and encourages capacity-building and environmental education partnerships.
The primary delivery of B-WET is through competitive grants that promote Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs). The MWEE is a learner-centered framework that focuses on investigations into local environmental issues and leads to informed action. MWEEs are composed of multiple components that include learning both outdoors and in the classroom, and are designed to increase the environmental literacy by actively engaging students in building knowledge and meaning through hands-on experiences.
This Gulf of Mexico B-WET funding announcement focuses on the following priority areas:
- Professional Development for Teachers related to Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences,
- Exemplary Programs combining Teacher Professional Development with Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences for their students, and
- Systemic Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Implementation.
- It is anticipated that approximately $800,000 will be available in 2024 to fund eligible applications.
- 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 area 3, the total Federal amount that may be requested from NOAA should not exceed $150,000 per award. In all cases, the minimum Federal amount to request from NOAA is $25,000.
Awards made will be single-year awards (one allotment of funding) with an award period of up to 2 years.
- Eligible applicants are K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, 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.
- 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 Florida.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.