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North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
02/06/20 11:59 PM ET (Midnight)
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, K-12 schools, and institutions of higher education partnering with learning centers for STEM education programs. Funding is intended to support the implementation of learning experiences taking place in both classroom and outdoor settings that enhance watershed education. Activities aim to increase participants’ understanding and stewardship of watersheds and related ocean, coastal, riverine, estuarine, and Great Lakes ecosystems.
The NOAA B-WET program funds locally relevant, authentic experiential STEM learning for K-12 audiences through multi-stage Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) that include learning both outdoors and in the classroom. The activities are driven by rigorous academic learning standards.
The B-WET program currently serves seven geographic areas of the country: California, Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, New England, and the Pacific Northwest. For details, see Appendix 1: https://cdn.naaee.org/sites/default/files/21cclcb_wetrf.pdf#page=11.
Regional implementation allows B-WET programs to support grantee capacity building and to connect grantees to local NOAA assets and relevant STEM expertise, while being responsive to local education and environmental priorities.
NOAA’S Education Mission: https://cdn.naaee.org/sites/default/files/21cclcb_wetrf.pdf#page=2.
NAAEE is interested in leveraging NOAA and 21st CCLC resources to increase participants’ understanding and stewardship of local watersheds and related ecosystems. NAAEE is also interested in forging lasting collaborations between environmental education providers and 21st CCLC sites to achieve greater impacts at several levels by:
About The Watershed STEM Education Partnership Grants: https://cdn.naaee.org/sites/default/files/21cclcb_wetrf.pdf#page=3.
Project Year 1 and Year 2 eligible activities: https://cdn.naaee.org/sites/default/files/21cclcb_wetrf.pdf#page=7.
All funded activities must serve 21ST CCLCs, and 21ST CCLC site partners must be actively funded by the 21ST CCLC program for the duration of their involvement in the project. Priority will be given to sites that are not currently offering STEM-based environmental education utilizing NOAA resources or participating in another U.S. ED STEM partnership activity.
GrantWatch ID#: 187607
NAAEE anticipates reaching 60 or more 21ST CCLC sites per year through approximately 30 competitively awarded Watershed STEM Education Partnership grants.
Applicants may apply for a total request of $40,000-$100,000 ($20,000-$50,000 per year of implementation.) $20,000 per year of implementation is the minimum that may be requested for partnerships with a single 21ST CCLC site. Higher funding requests should reach multiple sites and/ or demonstrate greater contact time or duration of program implementation at each site. Funding requested should be appropriate for the number of sites to be served with the proposed program model, and applicants should provide a justification for the scale of program implementation in their proposals.
April 15, 2020: Earliest project start date.
Projects should be planned for two years of implementation in 2020 and 2021:
- Project Year 1: Spring – Fall 2020: In Project Year 1 NAAEE anticipates funds will be available by April 15, 2020. Year 1 (2020) activities may occur in the spring, summer, fall, or some combination of these.
- Project Year 2: Spring – Fall 2021: Year 2 (2021) activities may occur in the spring, summer, fall, or some combination of these. All project activities should conclude by the end of calendar year 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://naaee.smapply.io/prog/noaa_and_naaee-21st_cclc_watershed_stem_education_partnership_grants_/
For questions, contact:
T’Noya Thompson, NAAEE
Bronwen Rice, NOAA Office of Education
You for Youth NOAA support team
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