FY2019 NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Hawaii Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 310157
Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-OCM-2019-2005858
Opportunity Title: FY2019 NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Hawaii 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 2017 (NOAA-NOS-OCM-2017-2004984) and FY 2018 (NOAA-NOS-OCM-2018-2005344) 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 federal agencies are collaborators, applicants must 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.
Agency Code: DOC
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Posted Date: Nov 05, 2018
Close Date: Feb 05, 2019
Last Updated Date: Nov 05, 2018
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The NOAA Bay WatershedEducation and Training (B-WET) Hawaii Program is a federal funding opportunitywhich meets NOAA's mission of science, service and stewardship. The B-WETHawaii Program supports a vision of a future where societies and ecosystems arehealthy and resilient in the face of sudden or prolonged change. The purposefor this financial assistance is to support our communities by developing awell-informed citizenry involved in decision-making that positively impacts ourcoastal, marine and watershed ecosystems in the State of Hawaii. This is acompetitive opportunity for grants to assist in the development of newprograms, encourage innovative partnerships among environmental educationprograms, and support geographically targeted programs to advance environmentaleducation efforts that complement national and state school requirements. TheB-WET Hawaii Program plays a foundational role as an environmental educationprogram that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environmenton priority topics such understanding ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences,community resilience to hazards, and place-based environmental management.Funded projects provide meaningful watershed educational experiences forstudents, professional development for teachers, service-learning opportunitiesfor students, and support regional education and environmental priorities. Moreinformation about the B-WET program is online athttp://www.noaa.gov/office-education/bwet.
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