Foundation / Corporation
Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) and NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
02/05/21 4:00 PM
Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions in eligible locations for educational activities that foster greater awareness of the importance of protecting water resources. Eligible applicants are located in the West-of-Hudson (WOH) Watershed, which includes portions of Delaware, Greene, Ulster, Schoharie and Sullivan Counties, and in the five boroughs of New York City.
The purpose of the grant program is to support projects that emphasize the importance of the City’s water supply; the role of Watershed residents as stewards of that resource; the ecology of the WOH Watershed, the diversity of its aquatic and terrestrial life and habitat, and the unique cultural heritage of the Catskills. The importance and means of preserving water quality in the Watershed, the history of the development of the City’s vast water system, and the importance of enhancing communication and understanding among residents throughout the NYC Water Supply System are also emphasized.
The following topics must be integral parts of the proposal:
Proposals may focus on the critical role of nature and communities in protecting water quality in the watershed, the importance of water conservation, the history and contemporary use and operation of New York City’s vast water supply system, and/or the cultural and biological diversity of the city’s WOH Watershed.
This program supports Watershed Education projects for:
Preference will be given to projects that:
Proposals must demonstrate how the project will be integrated into the existing curriculum. Student/Teacher Grant for projects shall supplement and expand upon existing school curricula and programs and must not merely replace or restore curricula or programs that have been the subject of reduced public funding.
GrantWatch ID#: 165856
- Applicants for Student/Teacher grant may request $750-$10,000
- Applicants for Public Audience grant may request up to $5,000
NYC schools receiving CWC funds for overnight visits to Frost Valley YMCA that include strong forestry themes and Model Forest tours may automatically receive additional funding from the Watershed Agricultural Council to help pay for travel costs.
Funded projects may not start before September 1, 2021 and are to be completed within 12 months of the contract execution date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Round 24 Student/Teacher Application: https://fs21.formsite.com/SCosta/hfn6u16zi1/index.html
Round 24 Public Audience Application: https://fs21.formsite.com/SCosta/vuejhjoj2d/index.html
Samantha Costa, CWC Education Coordinator
845-586-1400, ext. 104
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