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The 2024 NOAA Hawaii Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program




November 1, 2023



December 31, 2023





Award Floor:



Match Required?





Entity Types:

Independent school districts, Public & State controlled institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status), City or township governments, County governments, State governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Exclusive - See Details

Eligible funding applicants are K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, commercial and nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, and Indian tribal governments conducting projects in Hawaii (Islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, Niihau, and/or the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands). Individual applicants and federal agencies are not eligible. Notice of Federal Funding Page 21 of 50 DOC/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity, and is strongly committed to broadening the participation of organizations that promote inclusion, such as tribal colleges, minority serving institutions, universities, and groups that work in historically underserved communities. The term underserved communities refers to populations sharing a particular characteristic, as well as geographic communities, that have been systematically denied a full opportunity to participate in aspects of economic, social, and civic life. Underserved communities are defined in Executive Order 13985: Federal agencies and employees are not allowed to receive funds under this announcement, but may serve as collaborative project partners and may contribute services in-kind; these in-kind services cannot be considered as part of an applicants match on shared costs. If an applicant proposes a federal agency as a collaborator, applicants should provide detail on the expected level of federal engagement in the application. Examples might include, but are not limited to partnership services; serving in a review capacity; or participating in priority task teams, working groups, or leadership teams. NOAA employees are not permitted to assist in the preparation of applications.




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The NOAA Hawaii Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program is an environmental education program that meets NOAAs mission of science, service, and stewardship. The Hawaii B-WET program supports a vision of a future where societies and ecosystems are healthy and resilient in the face of sudden or prolonged change. The purpose for this funding opportunity is to support our communities by developing well-informed members of society, who are involved in decision-making that positively impacts our coastal, marine, and watershed ecosystems in the Hawaiian Islands. This is a competitive opportunity for grants to assist in the development of new programs, encourage innovative partnerships among environmental education programs, and support geographically targeted programs to advance environmental education efforts that complement national and state school requirements. The Hawaii B-WET program plays a foundational role as an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment on Priority Content Areas such as Science with an emphasis on climate and Indigenous Knowledge (IK). Funded projects provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for students and professional development for teachers that support regional education and environmental priorities. More information about the B-WET program is online at

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