NOAA announces new Environmental Literacy Grants funding opportunity


  • Type: Federal
  • Source: National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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  • Award Min: $500,000.00
  • Award Max: $1,000,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Mar 12, 2013

Eligible applicants for Priority 1 are collaborative teams of two or more U.S. institutions. Eligible applicants for Priority 2 are collaborative teams of two or more non-profit U.S. aquariums, of which at least one must be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Collaborative applicant teams in both Priority 1 and Priority 2 are strongly encouraged to include at least one applicant that has not previously received a grant from NOAA’s Environmental Literacy Grants program.

NOAA’s Office Of Education (OEd) Has Issued A Request For Applications For Projects Designed To Build The Capacity Of Informal Educators (including Interpreters And Docents) And/or Formal Educators (pre- Or In-service) To Use NOAA Data And Data Access Tools To Help K-12 Students And/or The Public Understand And Respond To Global Change. Successful Projects Will Enhance Educators’ Ability To Use The Wealth Of Scientific Data, Data Visualizations, Data Access Technologies, Information Products, And Other Assets Available Through NOAA (plus Additional Sources, If Desired) To Engage K-12 Students And/or Other Members Of The Public In A Minimum Of Two U.S. States Or Territories.

Additional Info:
Two informational webinars with the program officers will occur on February 5, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EST and February 6, 2013, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm EST. By noon EST on February 1, 2013, interested applicants should register by contacting and including in the Subject line of the email: “Register for Educator Capacity Building FFO Webinar” and providing the interested party’s name, institution, telephone number, email address and preferred webinar date in the body of the email. You will receive an email response from with the log-in information and date for the webinar. Whenever possible, individuals from the same institution should try to join the webinar from the same computer/phone line. You can contact the Federal Program Officers: Carrie McDougall, John McLaughlin, Stacey Rudolph, Sarah Schoedinger, or Sarah Yue at 202-482-0793 or For further information about the NOAA Office of Education, please visit the office website at