2023 NOAA Gulf of Mexico Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program Funding Opportunity


Registration Deadline:

Friday, January 27, 2023, 11:59pm


Funding opportunity: The 2023 Gulf of Mexico B-WET funding opportunity is now open.  

The full fiscal year 2023 funding opportunity can be found at Grants.gov under funding opportunity number NOAA-NMFS-SE-2023-2007673. Visit the Gulf B-WET webpage for more information.

Deadline: January 27, 2023
Informational Webinars: December 1 from 2–3 PM CT/3–4 PM EST 
Areas served: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
Award Period: 24 months
Funding: $600,000 estimated to be available. Individual awards may range from $25,000 to $150,000.
Contact: Amy Clark, NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, 228-688-1520, amy.clark@noaa.gov

In FY23, Gulf B-WET funding will support student investigation of environmental topics and issues, both locally and globally, that are of interest to them. Students identify actions to address these issues and understand the value of those actions, enabling them to help to protect and restore watersheds and related ocean and coastal ecosystems. Gulf B-WET funding also supports high-quality professional development for teachers allowing them to gain confidence in the value of MWEEs and strategies for conducting MWEEs with students. Gulf B-WET also supports the implementation of systemic MWEEs which reach the entire student population in one or more grades within a school district. Again this year, Gulf B-WET will support capacity building for expanded statewide K-12 environmental literacy initiatives. Such projects will advance environmental literacy strategies and lay the foundation for sustainable and equitable environmental literacy, including MWEEs, at the state or multi-state level.

New for FY23! In an effort to support diverse or new projects, up to 60% of Gulf of Mexico B-WET funding will be set aside for new applicants. Therefore, the total funding amount for applicants that have successfully received direct BWET funding in the past will be limited to approximately 40%.

Contact Name:

Amy Clark

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