Deadline: April 6, 2017

Agency/Sponsor: US Department of Commerce


The US Department of Commerce is accepting proposals for FY 2017 Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training Program-Capacity Building. This funding opportunity supports existing, high-quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth of new, innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed. Applications are due April 6, 2017. Funds may range from $25,000 to $200,000.

Successful projects advance the environmental literacy goal of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement and goals of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan by building capacity to support hands-on environmental education about issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed for students and related professional development for teachers, administrators, and other educators who serve formal K-12 audiences. The two eligible funding areas with a focus in Capacity-Building are State or Multistate K-12 Environmental Literacy Initiatives, which advance meaningful watershed education experiences (MWEE) and MWEE Mini Grant Program Administration, which supports elements of MWEE implementation at the school-level.

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