B-WET regional funding opportunities are generally published in late summer or fall each year. Funded projects provide meaningful watershed educational experiences for students and related professional development for teachers in support of regional education and environmental priorities. Please check this page periodically for updates on future opportunities.
Please see below for more information about specific regions and funding opportunities, as well as applicant resources.
For general questions about the B-WET program contact the B-WET National Coordinator: Bronwen Rice, NOAA Office of Education, 202-482-6797; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY for B-WET grantees and partners!
NOAA is excited to be working with the the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) to offer a new grant opportunity to bring together two great programs: B-WET and the U.S. Department of Education 21st Century Learning Centers (21st CCLC). Funded projects will provide STEM-focused environmental education programming in an informal setting to 21st CCLC sites in spring and summer 2017. Applications are due 2/11/17. See the NMSF websiteoffsite link for the full Request for Proposals and application form. Please address questions about this offering to: email@example.com.
Funding opportunities: The 2017 NOAA California Bay Watershed Education And Training (B-WET) Funding Opportunity is now closed.
The full FY17 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) can be found here, or at Grants.gov under funding opportunity number NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2017-2005059. Visit the California B-WET webpage for more information.
Areas served: Funds are available for eligible applicants throughout the watersheds of Monterey Bay - the counties of San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, and San Luis Obispo; San Francisco Bay - the counties of Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, and Santa Rosa; Santa Barbara Channel - the counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura.
Contact: Seaberry Nachbar, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, 831-647-4201, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Funding opportunities: The 2017 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Funding Opportunity is now open!
The full FY2017 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) can be found here, or at Grants.gov under funding opportunity number NOAA-NMFS-NCBO-2017-2005142. Please see the FFO for all application details.
The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM Eastern Time on February 16, 2017 when submitting through Grants.gov.
Informational webinars about the FY 2017 Chesapeake B-WET funding announcement will be held on December 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time and January 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. To register for these webinars, please visit http://go.usa.gov/cjnAY.
Areas served: Chesapeake Bay watershed, including Maryland, the District of Columbia, and parts of Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Contact: Kevin Schabow, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, 410-295-3145, email@example.com
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Funding opportunities: FY17/18 Competition Announcement will be published January 2017.
Areas served: States of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Contact: Cathy Green, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 989-766-3458, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Funding opportunities: The 2017 NOAA Gulf of Mexico Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Funding Opportunity is now closed.
Areas served: Coastal communities of the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Gulf coast of Florida
Contact: Amy Clark, NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, 228-688-1520, email@example.com
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Funding opportunities: The 2017 NOAA Hawai'i Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) funding opportunity is now closed.
Funding opportunities: The 2017-2018 NOAA New England Bay Watershed Education And Training (B-WET) Funding Opportunity is now closed.
The full FY17 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) can be found here or at Grants.gov under Opportunity Number NOAA-NMFS-GARFO-2016 -2005001. Visit the New England B-WET webpage for more information about this competition and additional resources for applicants.
Areas served: States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island
Contact: Colleen Coogan, NOAA Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 978-281-9181, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Deirdre Kimball, 978-281-9290, email@example.com
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Funding opportunities: The 2017 NOAA Pacific Northwest Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Funding Opportunity is now closed. The full FY2017 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) can be found here, or at Grants.gov under funding opportunity number NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2017-2005088. Visit the Pacific Northwest B-WET webpage for more information.Areas served: States of Oregon and Washington
Contact: Jacqueline Laverdure, NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 360-457-6622 ext. 21, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The resources below may help you prepare to submit an application for B-WET grant funding. Some regions offer grant writing workshops for prospective applicants or provide templates and example proposals. See the regional website or contact the regional program manager for more information.
- How to apply for a California B-WET grant — Includes examples of completed federal forms and sample applications.
- Applying for a Chesapeake B-WET grant — Includes resources from previous grant workshops.
- B-WET Hawai'i Grant Toolkit — Includes general guidance on applying for federal grants and use of NOAA Grants Online (for current grantees).
- Grants Dos and Don'ts handout and presentation — Guidance from NOAA’s Office of Education on how to write and submit grant applications.
B-WET applicants are encouraged to partner with local NOAA entities. The following resources may help you locate potential NOAA partners in your area: