2020 NOAA Hawaii Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 321196
Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-OCM-2020-2006197
Opportunity Title: 2020 NOAA Hawaii Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 11.473
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible funding applicants are K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, commercial and nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, and Indian tribal governments conducting projects in Hawaii (Islands of Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, Kahoolawe, Niihau, and/or the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands). Individual applicants and Federal agencies are not eligible. Existing recipients selected during the FY 2018 (NOAA-NOS-OCM-2018-2005344) and FY 2019 (NOAA-NOS-OCM-2019-2005858) Hawaii B-WET competitions are eligible to apply as competitive renewal projects and are required to re-apply to receive consideration for further funding. Federal agencies and employees are not allowed to receive funds under this announcement but may serve as collaborative project partners and may contribute services in kind. Federal agencies and employees’ ‘in-kind services’ cannot be considered as part of an applicant’s match on shared costs. If an applicant proposes a federal agencies as a collaborator, applicants should provide detail on the expected level of federal engagement in the application. Examples might include, but are not limited to partnership services; serving in a review capacity; or participating in priority task teams, working groups, or leadership teams. NOAA employees are not permitted to assist in the preparation of applications.
Agency Code: DOC
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Posted Date: Oct 01, 2019
Close Date: Dec 12, 2019
Last Updated Date: Oct 01, 2019
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The NOAA Hawaii Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program is a federal funding opportunity that meets NOAA's mission of science, service and stewardship. The Hawaii B-WET program supports a vision of a future where societies and ecosystems are healthy and resilient in the face of sudden or prolonged change. The purpose for this financial assistance is to support our communities by developing a well-informed citizenry involved in decision-making that positively impacts our 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. More information about the B-WET program is online at https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/bwet.
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