Foundation / Corporation
Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) and NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries for educational activities that promote awareness of water resources. Funding is intended for programs and projects that increase knowledge of the water supply system in New York City, as well as the Catskill-Delaware Watershed (also known as West-of-Hudson Watershed, or “WOH), including its environmental and human dimensions. The following topics MUST be integral parts of the proposal: fresh water; NYC Water Supply System; and the WOH.
This program supports Watershed Education projects for:
Proposals may focus on the critical role of communities in protecting water quality in the watershed, the importance of water conservation, the history and contemporary use and operation of the vast water system, and/or the cultural and biological diversity of the city’s WOH Watershed.
Preference will be given to projects that:
Proposals must demonstrate how the program or project will be integrated into the existing curriculum. Grants for Student/Teacher Grant proposals should 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, 2020 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.
Submit applications to
Samantha Costa, CWC Education Coordinator
Phone: 845-586-1400, ext. 320
USA: New York City; New York: West-of-Hudson (WOH) Watershed
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