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Information you need to apply for an environmental literacy grant.

    Competition overview

    In the fall of 2022, the NOAA Office of Education issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects that develop the collective environmental literacy necessary for communities to take actions that build resilience to extreme weather and climate change in ways that contribute to community health, social cohesion, and socio-economic equity.

    Competition status

    All deadlines for the Fiscal Year 2022 Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) Funding Opportunity have passed. Our next competition will likely not open until the fall of 2023.

    Competition details

    This funding opportunity had two types of projects through separate competitive priorities. Priority 1 awards funded new projects located in Central and Eastern Regions of the United States. These regions included the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The projects only serve audiences located in one or more of the listed states. Note: The previous funding opportunity for this program covered the other states and territories of the United States.

    Priority 2 awards supported the evolution of projects funded under the 2015-2018 funding opportunities from this program (NOAA-SEC-OED-2015-2004408, NOAA-SEC-OED-2016-2004737, and NOAA-SEC-OED-2018-2005455).

    Please note that we do not anticipate issuing a solicitation for applications in Fiscal Year 2023. Rather, applications to this funding opportunity may be funded with fiscal year 2022 and 2023 funds. Our next competition will likely not open until the fall of 2023.

    Resources from the 2022 ELP competition

    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 have any questions, or are interested in serving as a reviewer of Environmental Literacy Program grant applications, please contact us.