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2015 Federal Funding Opportunity: Strengthening the Public’s and/or K-12 Students’ Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes

Updated February 26, 2015

The NOAA Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for projects designed to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes (Funding Opportunity Number NOAA-SEC-OED-2015-2004408). A successful project will advance NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location. Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are limited to institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments in the United States. For-profit organizations, foreign institutions, and individuals are not eligible to apply. Eligible applicants may submit an individual application or submit as part of a collaborative team of two or more eligible institutions.

Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000 for all years of the project.  The deadline for full applications is 11:59:59 pm EDT on April 13, 2015 (Note that NOAA’s Office of Education staff will only be available to answer questions until 5 PM EDT).

Two informational webinars with the program officers will occur on March 9, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EDT and March 10, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EDT. NOTE: the same content will be presented in both webinars. By 12:00 PM EST on March 6, 2015, interested applicants should register for one of the webinars by emailing oed.grants@noaa.gov. Include in the Subject line of the email: "Register for ELG15 FFO Webinar" and in the body of the email, provide the interested party's name(s), institution, telephone number, and email address and indicate the preferred webinar date. An email response from oed.grants@noaa.gov will be sent with the login information and date for the webinar. Whenever possible, individuals from the same institution should try to join the webinar from the same computer/phone line.

For more information about the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO), please visit www.grants.gov and search under CFDA number 11.008.  You may also visit the Office of Education’s Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.oesd.noaa.gov/grants/elg/faq_page.html