2023 NOAA Chesapeake B-WET Program Funding Opportunity


Funding opportunity: The 2023 Chesapeake B-WET Funding Opportunity for School District Programming is open.

The full fiscal year 2023 funding opportunity can be found at Grants.gov under grant opportunity number NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2023-2007599. Please see the funding opportunity for all application details. 

Deadline: February 10, 2023
Informational Webinars: November 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST
Award period: up to 3 years
Funding: $25,000–$100,000 annually
Areas served: Chesapeake Bay watershed, including Maryland, the District of Columbia, and parts of Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York
Contact: Elise Trelegan, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, 410-226-1015, elise.trelegan@noaa.gov

Chesapeake B-WET is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high-quality environmental education programs and fosters the growth of new, innovative programs. It encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed. NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training grant program—known as Chesapeake B-WET—supports hands-on watershed education to students and teachers to foster stewardship of the Bay. 

Chesapeake B-WET emphasizes the development of programs that reach all students in a given grade level across an entire school district to create systemic change in school districts. Successful projects advance the environmental literacy goal of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and goals of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan. They provide hands-on environmental education about issues affecting the watershed for students and related professional development for teachers, administrators, and other educators who serve formal K–12 audiences. B-WET supports Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, which are learner-centered experiences that focus on investigations into local environmental issues that lead to informed action and civic engagement.

Contact Name:

Elise Trelegan

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