Applying for a Grant

The B-WET (Bay Watershed Education and Training) Chesapeake Program publishes its Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) on The FFO contains all the information needed to apply for a B-WET grant and includes information to assist applicants in aligning their project proposal to current program priorities.

Proposals must also support the NOAA Education Strategic Plan, advance ocean or climate literacy principles whenever applicable, and include NOAA products, services, or staff in delivery of programming.

The most recent funding opportunity closed on January 29, 2014. The information below provides a snapshot of the type of programs B-WET Chesapeake funds.

Important Documents:

Priority Areas for FY 2014

  • Systemic MWEE Implementation: These programs strive to reach the entire student and teacher population in one or more grades in an entire school system or recognized sub-unit of a school system with meaningful watershed educational experiences—“MWEEs.”

  • MWEEs through Geographic Literacy: These projects will use fundamental themes of geographic literacy to engage students and teachers in the Chesapeake and their local watershed. Projects should emphasize the importance of place and connections to a regional, national, and global community.

Eligible Organizations: K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, interstate agencies, and Indian tribal governments

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