The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (Great Lakes Region) is seeking proposals under the Great Lakes Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program, supported by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The Great Lakes B-WET Program is a competitive grant program that 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 Great Lakes watershed. Successful projects provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for students and related professional development for teachers, while advancing regional Great Lakes education and environmental priorities.
For details on the FY16 Great Lakes B-WET grant competition, please go to www.thunderbay.noaa.gov/B-WET or link directly to the full Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
Grant Opportunity: NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2016-2004696
FY16 Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training Program
Department of Commerce
Competition open now through January 29, 2016 for awards beginning September 2016 for a duration of up to 18 months. Individual award amounts between $25,000 and $75,000.
Two webinars for interested applicants will be held:
Thursday, December 3 at 11:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, December 8 at 2:00pm-3:00pm
Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
About GLRI: Recognizing the importance of the Great Lakes to our nation, President Obama made their restoration a national priority. The resulting Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is the largest investment in the Great Lakes in two decades. Building on the first five years of success, the GLRI Action Plan II emphasizes action on: cleaning up Great Lakes Areas of Concern, preventing and controlling invasive species, reducing nutrient runoff that contributes to harmful/nuisance algal blooms, and restoring habitat to protect native species. A task force of 16 federal agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been charged with implementing initiatives to address these focus areas.