2018 NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program



Funding Opportunity ID: 297919
Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2018-2005385
Opportunity Title: 2018 NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 11.429
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: 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. Existing recipients selected during the FY2016 (NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2016-2004702) and FY2017 (NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2017-2005059) California BWET competitions are eligible to apply as competitive renewal projects and are required to re-apply to receive consideration for further funding. 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 with an eligible applicant as a project partner. Likewise, Federal agencies are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this announcement, but may be project partners. Applicants must be located within the U.S. and can be physically located in any state, but must work within the geographic boundaries of the Monterey Bay, San Francisco Bay or Santa Barbara Channel watersheds. Projects whose sole audience is outside the watersheds outlined above are not eligible.

Agency Code: DOC
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Posted Date: Oct 11, 2017
Close Date: Dec 20, 2017
Last Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017
Award Ceiling: $60,000
Award Floor: $30,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $850,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Description: The California B-WET Program is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth of new, innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire the San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, and Santa Barbara Channel watersheds. Successful projects provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs): http://www.noaa.gov/explainers/noaa- meaningful-watershed-educational-experience for students and related professional development for teachers. These MWEEs integrate field experiences with classroom activities and instruction in NOAA-related science content.
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