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Water Education Grant Program (WEGP)

Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #148714

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $1,000 to California K-12 teachers and groups of teachers in eligible locations for school and classroom projects that teach about the importance of water. Funding is intended to supplement learning with projects that promote understanding of water and the important role it plays in Southern California. Any K-12th grade educator that teaches at a licensed school within the boundaries of the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Service Area is eligible to apply for a grant.

Project Focus
  • Projects must focus on water or water-related subjects. Examples of grant projects include but are not limited to: examining various properties of water, experimenting with water quality, studying how climate change effects water availability, or researching how pollution impacts water sources.
  • Projects may be integrated into one or multiple disciplines. Examples include, but are not limited to: math, social studies, biology, the arts, etc.
  • Projects may take one or multiple forms. Examples include, but are not limited to: writing assignments, conducting experiments, building models, creating a video or artwork, etc.).

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any K-12th grade educator that teaches at a licensed school within the boundaries of the Upper District is eligible to apply for a grant.

Teachers may apply individually or as a group. School administrators can apply on behalf of their teachers.

- Grant funds cannot be used for payment of salaries or teaching stipends.
- Grant funds cannot be used for computers, tablets, or other similar electronic devices.
- Grant recipients cannot re-apply for grants in subsequent years for the same project.

Additional Geographic Information:

Service Area: https://upperdistrict.org/service-area/

Pre-Application Information:

The first round of WEGP applications for the 2022/23 school year is due November 10, 2022.

Grant funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funding is available.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

The class project must be completed and all documentation for the 2022/23 WEGP application must be submitted to Upper District staff by 4:00 pm on June 9, 2023.

Contact Information:

Completed applications must be submitted in electronic format either through email to Jennifer@usgvmwd.org or providing a link to the uploaded application in either Dropbox or Google Docs.

Program Contact
Jennifer Aguilar, Water Use Efficiency Analyst
jennifer@usgvmwd.org
(626) 443-2297

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