Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

Fiscal Year 2022 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training Program/State Capacity Building

Chesapeake B-WET is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high-quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth of innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental literacy efforts throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed. Successful projects advance the environmental literacy goal of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and the NOAA Education Strategic Plan by building capacity to support hands-on environmental education for students and related professional development for teachers, administrators, and other educators who serve formal K-12 audiences.

Through this funding announcement, NOAA is soliciting proposals that support Statewide K-12 Environmental Literacy Initiatives. Note that a separate funding announcement through B-WET for Implementing MWEEs in School Districts and Supporting School District Capacity for Environmental Literacy is also available on grants.gov.

Deadline: Mar. 3, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are state or local government agencies, interstate agencies, and Indian tribal governments, non-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education. 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. Likewise, Federal agencies are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this announcement, but may be project partners.

Amount Description

Under this announcement, NOAA anticipates that approximately $450,000 may be available in FY 2022 to fund new applications, subject to appropriations. NOAA anticipates making 4-6 new awards. Projects should not exceed $100,000 annually in Federal funds. Performance periods may be up to two years, but funding beyond the first increment, usually one year, is subject to the incremental funding policy described in Section II.B of this Announcement.

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