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Stormwater Education Grant

Grants to Marion County, Florida Schools
for Water Resources Education Projects

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Marion County Office of the County Engineer (OCE)

Deadline Date:

04/06/18 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $750 and grants of up to $1,000 to Marion County, Florida schools to support water resources and stormwater education projects in unincorporated areas of the county. Public and private educators may request funding for equipment or consumable items. Educational topics could include stormwater pollution prevention, stormwater management, nonpoint source pollution, water resource/aquifer/springs protection, or karst topography.

There are two (2) types of grants, one for "Consumables" and the other for "Equipment."

Consumable Grant:

Grants may be awarded for efforts to promote water resource education.

These may include:
-Transportation costs and/or admission fees for field trip to an educational site for topic- related classes or events for students and/or educators.
-Registration to attend a topic-related conference or workshop to gain knowledge or share with other educators.
-Promotion and execution of a school-wide topic-related awareness event.
-Topic-related books, posters, puppets, videos, various printed materials, etc.

Equipment Grant:

Grants may be awarded for equipment related to water resource projects.

Water resource equipment may include:
-Water quality monitoring supplies – nets, meters, waders, test kits, etc.
-Education models, such as an Enviroscape, depicting aquifer function, wetland function, river and stream function, etc.
-Computer software

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142503

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Consumable Grants: Up to $750
-Equipment Grants: Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

The deadline to expend all funds is Friday, May 25, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Schools located in Marion County serving students who reside in unincorporated Marion County may apply.

Extended Day Programs may be considered eligible.

A maximum of eight (8) grants may be given to any one school. Individual teachers may apply for only one (1) consumable and one (1) equipment grant, for a potential maximum of two grants per individual teacher.

Teachers may apply jointly in order to reach as many students as possible.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications may be submitted at any time through Friday, April 6, 2018. Applications are reviewed and awarded on an ongoing basis.

Grants are available as first-come, first-served until program funds are expended therefore, you are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

-Last Day to Submit Applications: 5:00 PM, Friday, April 6, 2018
-Deadline to expend all funds: Friday, May 25, 2018
-Deadline to complete all projects and turn in paperwork: Friday, June 8, 2018

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Marion County Office of the County Engineer
Stormwater Management Program
Attention: Zach Rountree
412 S.E. 25th Avenue
Ocala, Florida 34471

(352) 671-8686

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Unincorporated areas of Marion County

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