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Office of Education Funding Announcements

Current Funding Opportunities

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 March 19, 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 teleconferences were conducted by the program officers on March 9, 2015 and March 10, 2015. Each teleconference included ~1 hour of funding opportunity (FFO) overview followed by ~1 hour of questions and answers with participants. The transcripts for these teleconferences can be found on the FAQ page.

For more information about the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO), please visit and search under the Funding Opportunity Number, NOAA-SEC-OED-2015-2004408.

Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Grants

Updated July 2014

Some 2015 regional B-WET competitions are now open, please see: