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Water Education Grant Program (WEGP)

Grants to California K-12 Teachers in Eligible
Locations for Projects on Water-Related Topics

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District

Deadline Date:

11/13/20 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $1,000 to California K-12 teachers or groups of teachers in eligible locations for classroom or school projects that teach about the importance of water. Funding is intended to supplement learning with projects that further a better understanding of water and the important role it plays in Southern California. Through this program, water-related environmental issues, including the integral role water plays in the global community, can be examined.

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.

Grant funds must be used for materials or other direct costs associated with the proposed water-related project as listed in the budget section of the grant application.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148714

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

The class project must be completed and all documentation for the WEGP application must be submitted to Upper District staff by 4:00 pm on June 17, 2021.

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 a a group. School administrators can apply on behalf of their teachers.

Teachers are limited to one grant award per project, per year.

Restrictions:
- Grant funds must be used for materials or other direct costs associated with the proposed water-related project as listed in the budget section of the grant application.
- 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.

Pre-Application Information:

The first round of WEGP applications for the 2020/21 school year are due by 4:00 pm on November 13, 2020.

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

Completed applications must be saved and submitted as a pdf document. Hardcopy (paper) applications will not be accepted.

If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 business days after submittal, please contact Upper District by email or phone.

Contact Information:

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

Email completed application or send Dropbox or Google Docs link to: Elena@usgvmwd.org.

For Questions: Please contact Elena Layugan at (626) 443-2297.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Los Angeles County)

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