NOAA to Give Away $1 Million in Chesapeake Bay School Grants

It’s a new year, and with it comes a new opportunity for students in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to learn about the issues affecting the Bay.

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office is accepting applications for school districts who want a share of the $1,000,000 available from its Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program. NOAA hopes to spread the wealth among 8-10 programs.

B-WET funding is for programs that provide hands-on environmental education for students about the Bay watershed, and related professional development for K-12 teachers.

NOAA especially wants to zero in on school districts in parts of the watershed that have been underfunded in the past, like Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. Some have never received funding for systemic programs.

Applications are due March 9. To learn about the application process, click here. NOAA is also offering webinars for potential applicants, on Tuesday, January 9 and Friday, January 12.

For more information about the B-WET Chesapeake program, and the education programs it has funded in the past, click here.