National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
04/23/21 6:59 PM HST Receipt
Grants to Hawaii K-12 schools, school systems, IHEs, nonprofit and commercial organizations, and government agencies to engage students and teachers in environmental education and stewardship activities. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended to increase environmental literacy for K-12 students through educational experiences.
The goal of the Hawaii B-WET program is to support K-12 environmental literacy programs that provide students with Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) in Hawaii’s ahupuaa and related professional development for in-service teachers, administrators, or other educators serving K-12 students. Individuals that have been educated about Earth’s processes, community resilience to hazards, and long-term environmental trends can become effective problem solvers, informed future community leaders, and engaged decision-makers charged with managing Hawaii’s limited island resources. Experiential learning techniques, such as those supported by the B-WET program, have been shown to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), thus contributing to NOAA’s obligations under the America COMPETES Act (33 USC 893a).
The Hawaii B-WET program provides a venue for students and teachers to incorporate traditional and modern ahupuaa management practices into meaningful science-based learning experiences. The islands’ ahupuaa provide a genuine, locally relevant opportunity for engaging in MWEEs while advancing student learning skills and problem-solving abilities through the introduction of culturally-based knowledge and practices with the general school curriculum.
All B-WET projects under this funding announcement should support the direct implementation of the MWEE, applying the concept of ahupuaa. All proposals should follow the MWEE guidance and additional required components to be successful. In addition a proposal must address one of the following priorities:
For a full discussion of Program Priorities, see page 16 of the NOFO in Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 163632
The anticipated number of awards ranges from five (5) to fifteen (15) and will be adjusted based on available funding.
The minimum federal assistance request is $25,000 and maximum request is $150,000 for the entire proposed project period.
The performance period for FY2021 funded projects cannot exceed 24 months. The start date on proposals shall be no earlier than August 1, 2021; or the first day of any month after August 1, 2021, but no later than January 1, 2022.
A recipient of a previous award seeking to continue an existing project beyond the approved award period must submit a new application and compete with other applications.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For administrative and technical questions regarding this announcement, contact:
Mahealani Bambico, Hawaii B-WET Coordinator
Mokupapapa Discovery Center
76 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
ATTN: Mahealani Bambico
Or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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