Environmental Literacy Grants for Formal K-12 Education

The summary for the Environmental Literacy Grants for Formal K-12 Education grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Department of Commerce, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Environmental Literacy Grants for Formal K-12 Education: The goal of this funding opportunity is to support K-12 education projects that advance inquiry-based Earth System Science learning and stewardship directly tied to the school curriculum, with a particular interest in increasing climate literacy. To address this goal, this solicitation will support service-learning and professional development projects related to NOAA's mission in the areas of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather and climate sciences and stewardship. A successful project will catalyze change in K-12 education at the state, regional and national level through development of new programs and/or revision of existing programs to improve the environmental literacy of K-12 teachers and their students. A successful project will also leverage NOAA assets, although use of non- NOAA assets is also encouraged. The target audiences for this funding opportunity are K-12 students, pre- and in-service teachers, and providers of pre-service teacher education and in-service teacher professional development. There is a special interest in projects that address reaching groups traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented in Earth System science. One group that has been identified as underserved is elementary level teachers and students. This funding opportunity has two priorities, which are equal in their importance for funding. Priority 1 is for innovative proof-of-concept projects that are one to two years in duration, for a total minimum request of $200,000 and a total maximum request of $500,000. Priority 2 is for full-scale implementation of educational projects that are three to five years in duration, for a total minimum request of $500,001 and a total maximum request of $1,500,000. This opportunity meets NOAA's Mission Support goal to provide critical support for NOAA's mission. It is anticipated that awards under this announcement will be made by June 30, 2011 and that projects funded under this announcement will have a start date no earlier than July 1, 2011. Note: a PDF version of this announcement is available at http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/funding_ opps.html.
Federal Grant Title: Environmental Literacy Grants for Formal K-12 Education
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Grant Categories: Education Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-SEC-OED-2011-2002608
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement Grant
CFDA Numbers: 11.008
CFDA Descriptions: NOAA Mission-Related Education Awards
Current Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2011
Posted Date: Jul 20, 2010
Creation Date: Jul 20, 2010
Archive Date: Feb 11, 2011
Total Program Funding: $8,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, and state, local and Indian tribal governments in the United States. U.S. federal agencies, for-profit organizations, foreign organizations and foreign government agencies are not eligible to apply as the lead institution. The following types of organizations may be partners on an application submitted by an eligible applicant: NOAA programs and offices, other Agencies, Funded Research and Development Centers, for-profit companies, non-U.S. organizations and institutions. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers conduct research for the United States Government. They are administered in accordance with U.S Code of Federal Regulations, Title 48, Part 35, Section 35.017 by universities and corporations. For the most up to date master list of every FFRDC, please view the following Web site: http://www.nsf.gov/ statistics/ffrdclist/start.cfm. NOAA will consider applications that request a portion of the funding be used to support these types of partners. Please Note: although NOAA programs and offices can receive a small portion of funds associated with a project, the principal benefit of the project cannot be to support NOAA. Home-school organizations are eligible to apply. However, individuals are not eligible to apply. The Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC/NOAA) is strongly committed to increasing the participation of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), i.e., Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Tribal colleges and universities, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian institutions, and institutions that work in underserved communities. Applications are encouraged that involve any of the above types of institutions. An individual may apply only once as principal investigator (PI) through this funding opportunity. However institutions may submit more than one application and individuals may serve as co-PIs or key personnel on more than one application.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Steve Drescher Policy Advisor
For application download issues only. [steve.j.drescher@noaa.gov]
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