The information you need to apply to an Environmental Literacy Grant competition.
    Updated October 31, 2016

    Competition status

    Currently, there is no open Environmental Literacy Grant competition. You can view details provided to applicants for the most recent competition below. You can learn about the results and awards funded on the competition summary page.  
    We anticipate issuing the next competition announcement in the fall of 2017.

    Competition details

    In 2016, we offered a competitive funding opportunity for education projects designed to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental hazards. NOAA strives to help people make informed decisions that reduce their vulnerability to environmental hazards and stresses that emerge over time, while at the same time, increase their ability to cope with them. To make the best social, economic, and environmental decisions, individuals should have the ability to understand scientific processes, consider uncertainty, and reason about the ways that human and natural systems interact. Therefore, education plays a critical role in creating resilient communities.
    Summary of Funding Opportunity
    Federal Funding Opportunity #: NOAA-SEC-OED-2016-2004737
    Federal Funding Opportunity Title: Strengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience
    Publication date: December 2, 2015
    Teleconference dates: Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EST and Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EST
    Application due date: 11:59:59 pm EST on February 8, 2016, submitted via Grants.Gov
    Anticipated date of notification of award decisions: September 30, 2016
    Earliest award start date: October 1, 2016

    Resources for this competition and general guidance for preparing applications

    Visit our Awards page to learn about the competitions we have run and awards we have funded since 2005. For announcements concerning future competitions, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  If you are interested in serving as a reviewer of Environmental Literacy Grant applications, please contact us