2023 NOAA New England Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program Funding Opportunity


2023 NOAA New England Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program Funding Opportunity

Funding opportunity: The 2023 New England B-WET funding opportunity is now open.

The full fiscal year 2023 funding opportunity can be found on Grants.gov under Opportunity Number NOAA-NMFS-GARFO-2023-2007744. Please see the funding opportunity for all application details.

  • Deadline: February 15, 2023
  • Informational Webinars: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 11:00am-12pm EST (Jan. 10 Google Meet) and Monday, January 16, 2023 from 3:00–4:00pm EST (Jan. 16 Google Meet). Please join the webinars at the Google Meet Video call links listed for each.
  • Areas served: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island
  • Award Period: up to 2 years
  • Funding: up to $150,000
  • Contact: Allison Rosner, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 978-282-8462, allison.rosner@noaa.gov

New England B-WET is an environmental education program that funds locally relevant, authentic experiential learning for K-12 audiences through meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs) in New England states.

This funding announcement focuses on projects combining long-term, classroom-integrated MWEEs for students and teacher professional development. Applicants may be physically located in any U.S. state; however, projects must target students and teachers in the New England region.

This New England B-WET funding announcement emphasizes our strong commitment to expanding the participation of marginalized communities in watershed education and is interested in projects that partner specifically with organizations and institutions that serve marginalized groups, including minority communities. And, it suggests that the MWEE framework can contribute to fostering an understanding of how watersheds are connected to coastal and offshore Atlantic fisheries and protected species stewardship, as well as contribute to climate change and resilience education that support climate solutions.