New England B-WET focuses on the priorities and challenges facing New England watersheds by helping students and teachers apply scientific methods and tools to understand and appreciate their local watershed system. B-WET encourages students to become more interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. By focusing on watersheds where they live and by participating in personally relevant stewardship projects, students and teachers can become knowledgeable stewards of their local environment.
Proposals submitted to this competition must address and identify one of the two priorities: (1) Backyard B-WET: Investigation of Stewardship and Habitat Restoration on School Grounds, and (2) Grass Roots: Community Resilience in Changing Times.
To raise awareness and promote activities of a key diadromous species, a global and NOAA-Fisheries-supported initiative has designated 2019 as the International Year of the Salmon. Diadromous fish are those that spend part of their life in freshwater and part in salt water. The Atlantic salmon distinct population segment in the Gulf of Maine is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. We encourage applicants to consider projects under either priority 1 or priority 2 that also connect to the International Year of the Salmon.
Who Can Apply?
Eligible applicants are K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; institutions of higher education; community-based and non-profit organizations; state, county, local, or Indian tribal government agencies; and regional organizations. Individuals, federal agencies, for-profit organizations, foreign organizations, and foreign public entities are NOT eligible to apply. Federal employees can serve as uncompensated partners in a project. If you wish to partner with a NOAA employee, in your application you must provide a written agreement documenting the participation, including details of the NOAA employee’s involvement, signed by his or her supervisor. While applicants do not need to be located in New England, the work proposed must occur within this geographical region. NOAA is committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. New England B-WET encourages applications from, or applications involving, any of the above categories of institutions.
How to Apply
The full application package consisting of the standard forms, i.e., SF-424, SF-424A, SF-424B, SF-LLL, and the CD-511, is available online.
When to Apply
Applications are due by February 19, 2019. The full Federal Funding Opportunity includes comprehensive information about eligibility and the application process. Information on the application process can also be found on grants.gov.
Please Remember: You must complete and maintain the following registrations to be eligible to submit an application using the Grants.Gov website:
● Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS)
● System for Award Management (SAM)
ALL registrations must be completed before your application can be submitted. Complete registration can take from 3 days to 4 weeks or longer to complete. Begin the registration process early.