National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
12/12/19 6:59 PM HST Receipt
Grants starting at $25,000 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. Funding is intended to increase environmental literacy for K-12 students through educational experiences.
The purpose of the program is to support communities by developing a well-informed citizenry involved in decision-making that positively impacts coastal, marine, and watershed ecosystems in the State of Hawaii. This is a competitive opportunity for grants to assist in the development of new programs, encourage innovative partnerships among environmental education programs, and support geographically targeted programs to advance environmental education efforts that complement national and state school requirements.
The Hawaii B-WET program plays a foundational role as an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment on priority topics such as understanding ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, community resilience to hazards, and place-based environmental management. Funded projects provide meaningful watershed educational experiences for students, professional development for teachers, service-learning opportunities for students, and support regional education and environmental priorities.
The Hawaiian Islands are an excellent resource for environmental education and provide a multitude of "hands-on" laboratories where students can see, touch, and learn about the Earth processes and the dynamic interactions of different ecosystems within an ahupuaa, as well as potential hazards that may impact a community. The islands' complex, diverse, and unique ecosystems can be brought to life in the classroom through Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs). All projects, regardless of the priority, must incorporate the MWEE in order to be successful. For information about MWEE components, see page 4 of the RFP in Attached Files, below.
Priorities (see page 13 of RFP):
GrantWatch ID#: 163632
The anticipated number of awards ranges from five (5) to fifteen (15) and will be adjusted based on available funding.
Historically, the average award amount has been approximately $120,000. The minimum federal assistance request is $25,000 and maximum request is $150,000 for the entire proposed project period.
The performance period for FY 2020 funded projects cannot exceed 24 months. The start date on proposals shall be no earlier than August 1, 2020, or the first day of any proceeding month after August 1, 2020, but no later than January 1, 2021.
A recipient of a previous award seeking to continue an existing project beyond the approved award period of up to 24 months 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.
Jim Foley, Office of Coastal Management/ Pacific Islands
NOS/NOAA Office for Coastal Management - Pacific Islands
1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
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