The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office has released details of the FY18 Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program funding opportunity. A total of roughly $1,000,000, subject to appropriations, may be available to fund 8-10 new projects.
Applications are due by March 9, 2018. The full Federal Funding Opportunity is now available; it includes comprehensive information about eligibility and the application process.
B-WET supports programs that provide hands-on environmental education about issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed for students and related professional development for educators who serve formal K-12 audiences.
FY18 grants will focus on expanding the reach of Chesapeake B-WET into school districts that have never received funding for systemic programs–especially districts in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia, which have been historically underrepresented in funding support.
Informational webinars, which give potential applicants the opportunity to learn about the program priorities and application process, will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, and Friday, January 12, 2018. Online registration is available.
Information on the B-WET Chesapeake program, including examples of education partnerships that have been funded to date, is available. Contact Shannon Sprague with any questions.