2017 Pacific Northwest Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET)

Grants to Oregon and Washington Nonprofits, Schools,
Agencies, and IHEs for K-12 Environmental Education

GrantWatch ID#: 177166
Agency Type:


US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Ocean Service (NOS)

01/04/17 5:00 PM PT Receipt

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Grants ranging from $25,000 to $60,000 to Oregon and Washington schools, school districts, IHEs, nonprofits, community-based organizations, and government agencies for local K-12 environmental education programming. Projects may engage students with meaningful watershed learning experiences, provide related professional development for teachers, and help to support regional education and environmental priorities in the Pacific Northwest.

The primary delivery of B-WET is through competitive funding that promotes Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs). MWEEs are multi-stage activities that include learning both outdoors and in the classroom, and aim to increase the environmental literacy of all participants.

Teachers should support students to investigate topics both locally and globally that are of interest to them, learn they have control over the outcome of environmental issues, identify actions available to address these issues, and understand the value of those actions.


NOAA anticipates making approximately 8 to 9 new awards.

$25,000 - $60,000

The project start date should not begin before July 1, 2017. The period of awards may be for a maximum period of up to 12 months.

Eligible applicants are K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, interstate agencies, and Indian tribal governments.

For-profit organizations, foreign organizations, and foreign public entities are not eligible to apply; however, for-profit and foreign organizations and foreign public entities may participate as a project partner with an eligible applicant.

Federal agencies are not allowed to receive funds under this announcement but may serve as collaborative project partners and may contribute services in kind. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

While applicants do not need to be located in the targeted geographical regions specified in the program objectives, the primary participants of the projects must be located in the geographical regions specified in the program objectives.

Additionally, priority will be given to applicants who 1) serve underserved or underrepresented audiences, 2) show prior experience in working in the Pacific Northwest region, and / or 3) demonstrate partnerships with local organizations in the Pacific Northwest region on proposed projects.

The Department of Commerce/NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. The NOAA B-WET program encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions as well as other organizations that work with underserved or underrepresented audiences.

Applicants should apply through Applications must be received by 5:00 PM, Pacific Time on January 4, 2017 to be considered for funding.

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When developing your submission timeline, keep in mind that it may take up to two business days to validate or reject the application and that an advance registration process is required that may take a few days or several weeks.

Additionally, any application awarded in response to this announcement will be required to use the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and Federal System for Award Management to the extent applicable.

No cost sharing is required under this program. Applicants may demonstrate cost sharing, third party in-kind match, and program leveraging to support their projects, but this is not included in the eligibility or evaluation criteria.

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

Jacqueline Laverdure
(360) 457-6622 ext. 21

Kevin Grant
(360) 457-6622 ext. 15



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