Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program FY21


Funding Opportunity ID: 327611
Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2021-2006522
Opportunity Title: Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program FY21
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, 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 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 may be physically located in any U.S. state; however, education projects must target teachers and/or students in the Great Lakes watershed. The Department of Commerce/ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC/NOAA) is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that service underserved areas. The NOAA B-WET program encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions.
Agency Code: DOC
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Posted Date: Jun 09, 2020
Close Date: Aug 21, 2020
Last Updated Date: Jun 09, 2020
Award Ceiling: $80,000
Award Floor: $30,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $850,000
Expected Number of Awards: 17
Description: The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is seeking proposals under the Great Lakes Bay B-WET program ( The Great Lakes 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 and place-based education programs throughout the entire Great Lakes watershed. Successful projects provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for students and related professional development for teachers, while advancing regional Great Lakes watershed education priorities. The Great Lakes B-WET program is funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (
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