Competition statusThe Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Environmental Literacy Grants (ELG) Funding Opportunity is now closed.
The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects designed to support the education of the public and/or K-12 students so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather events and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. Successful projects will relate to NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience to the weather and other environmental hazards that are associated with a community’s location. Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; state and local government agencies; and Indian tribal governments in the United States. Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000 for all years of the project. Please note that we do not anticipate issuing a solicitation for applications next year. Rather, applications from the 2018 competition that do not receive funding in fiscal year 2018 may be held over for possible funding from fiscal year 2019 funds.
The deadline for applicants who received authorization to submit a full application is 11:59 pm EDT on April 6, 2018. Full applications must be submitted online via Grants.gov. Only applicants who receive authorization from NOAA are eligible to submit a full application. Full applications from applicants who were not asked to submit them will not be reviewed or considered for funding.
It is anticipated that awards under this announcement will be made by September 30, 2018 and that the projects funded under this announcement will have a start date no earlier than October 1, 2018.
One informational teleconference with the program officers was offered on March 13, 2018 to applicants whose pre-applications received authorization to submit full applications. The recording to this teleconference can be accessed below:
Two pre-application informational teleconferences will the program officers were offered for prospective applicants. Teleconferences occurred on November 21, 2017 and November 29, 2017. Transcripts for these teleconferences are available below:
|Federal Funding Opportunity #:||NOAA-SEC-OED-2018-2005455|
|Federal Funding Opportunity Title:||
Building the Environmental Literacy of K-12 Students and the Public for Community Resilience
|Publication date:||November 7, 2017|
|Pre-application teleconference dates:||
November 21, 2017 and November 29, 2017
|Pre-application due date:||11:59 pm EST on December 19, 2017, submitted via Grants.Gov|
|Anticipated date of notifying applicants of authorization to submit a full application:||February 19, 2018|
|Full application teleconference date:||March 13, 2018|
|Full Application due date:||11:59 pm EDT on April 6, 2018, submitted via Grants.Gov|
|Anticipated date of notification of award decisions:||September 30, 2018|
|Earliest award start date:||October 1, 2018|
Resources for this competition and general guidance for preparing applications
- Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Announcement (NOAA-SEC-OED-2018-2005455)
- Informational Teleconferences with Program Officers:
- Frequently asked questions
- Models and templates page
- List of NOAA assets
- List of resilience assets
- Grants Dos and Don'ts handout and poster — Guidance from NOAA’s Office of Education on how to write and submit grant applications.