2024 NOAA New England Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program Funding Opportunity
The full fiscal year 2024 funding opportunity can be found on Grants.gov under Opportunity Number NOAA-NMFS-GARFO-2024-2008240. Please see the funding opportunity for all application details.
Deadline: February 20, 2024
Informational Webinars: Monday, December 11, 2023 from 1:00am- 12:30pm ET (use linkoffsite link to join), and Monday, January 8, 2024 from 3:00-4:30pm ET (use linkoffsite link to join).
Areas served: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island
Contact: Allison Rosner, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 978-282-8462, email@example.com
The FY24 New England B-WET funding announcement focuses on two priority areas: (1) projects combining long-term, classroom-integrated MWEEs for students and teacher professional development, and (2) Capacity Building for Expanded Statewide K-12 Environmental Literacy Initiatives. Applicants may be physically located in any U.S. state; however, projects must target students and teachers in the New England region. For the purposes of this solicitation, the New England region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
This New England B-WET funding announcement emphasizes our strong commitment to expanding the participation of minority communities that have historically faced barriers preventing or limiting access to NOAA resources and is interested in projects that partner specifically with organizations and institutions that serve underserved groups, including minority communities. NOAA also recognizes 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.
This Notice of Funding Opportunity includes information on the application process and evaluation criteria for proposals applying under Priority 1 may request between $25,000 to $100,000 in total Federal funding for a project period of two years. Projects applying under Priority 2 may request between $75,000 to $150,000 in total Federal funding for a project period of three years.