Updated September 16, 2016
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.
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.
|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
Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Announcement (NOAA-SEC-OED-2016-2004737)
Informational Teleconference with Program Officers:
- Grants Dos and Don'ts handout and presentation — Guidance from NOAA’s Office of Education on how to write and submit grant applications.
Visit our Awards page to learn about the competitions we have run and awards we have funded since 2005.