Foundation / Corporation
Chesapeake Bay Trust
01/09/20 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA K-12 schools, nonprofits, organizations, and governmental agencies in eligible states for environmental awareness projects. Eligible states include Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.
The goal of funding is to:
The purpose of funding is to support educating students about their local environment and how they can become stewards and have an impact in their community. To accomplish this goal the program funds projects that involve students investigating a local environmental issue, problem, or phenomenon through indoor and outdoor research culminating in developing solutions and taking action in their school or community – also known as the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) model. Funds can cover a multitude of items including costs for field trips, fieldwork, transportation, substitute fees, and supplies for student projects. For more information about this project type and for project criteria, click here: https://cbtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Mini-K-12-EE-Application-Package_2019-2020_Final_Rd2.pdf#page=2
Project Type 2 – Professional Development for School Staff:
This grant program also aims to build teacher capacity and comfort in leading environmental education programs by funding the attendance to or development of professional development trainings for educators. Applicants may request funds for professional development experiences for teachers, administrators, and other school staff to build understanding of environmental content and competence in inquiry based and investigative instructional techniques. Trainings and workshops should support elements of the MWEE model, such as the investigation of a local environmental issue, using the outdoors (local communities, schoolyards and natural areas, watersheds and/or the Chesapeake Bay) as a context for learning, and/or design and implementation of an action project. For more information about this project type and for project criteria, click here: https://cbtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Mini-K-12-EE-Application-Package_2019-2020_Final_Rd2.pdf#page=5
GrantWatch ID#: 177245
How much can be awarded: Up to $5,000. The Trust funds up to half of outdoor field experience costs.
For non-Maryland applicants, projects must be complete by 9/1/2020 due to NOAA funding source restrictions. For all applicants, projects must starts after the notification date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online, click here: https://www.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplication.aspx%3fSA%3dSNA%26FID%3d35005%26sid%3d1520&SA=SNA&FID=35005&sid=1520
For questions, please contact Emily Stransky:
Chesapeake Bay Watershed
USA: Delaware; Maryland; New York; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington, DC; West Virginia