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OUTREACH:NOAA's FY14 Budget - Education Highlights

Published May 2013

The Obama Administration recently submitted its FY14 budget request to Congress. The Administration's FY 14 budget request proposes elimination or consolidation of education programs across the Federal agencies in order to improve STEM education overall. The following terminations of programs in NOAA's Education Portfolio have been requested by the Administration

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  • A decrease of $3.1M to terminate the NOAA's Competitive Education Grants Program, which supports the Environmental Literacy Grants Program; ocean education partnership grants; and grants that foster the integration of NOAA assets into geography education.
  • A decrease of $5.533M to terminate the Bay Watershed Education and Training (BWET) Regional Program for competitive funding to local and state education offices, government agencies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations.
  • A decrease of $600K to terminate the Teacher at Sea Program.
  • A decrease of $601K to terminate funding for the Nancy Foster Scholarship Program.
  • A decrease of $4M to terminate Sea Grant STEM education funding, including support for the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program and National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Fellowships.
  • A decrease of $900K to terminate funding for Ocean Exploration and Research education.
  • To see NOAA's overall budget request for FY14, see pp. 73 - 116 of the DOC budget document . Additionally, NOAA's budget details can be seen online at: http://www.corporateservices.noaa.gov/nbo/14bluebook_highlights.html.

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