The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office is announcing the availability of approximately $1.35 million in funding for new NOAA Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) grants through two funding opportunities. Projects supported by these funding opportunities will support school districts’ efforts to deliver Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) to students, help school districts increase their capacity to facilitate environmental education, and advance statewide environmental literacy initiatives. NOAA supports environmental education because students who take part in inquiry-based, hands-on learning about their environment are better equipped to care for our ecosystem now and in the future.

FY22 Funding Opportunities:

  • School District MWEE Programming. Funding will support projects to help school districts deliver MWEEs to students or to increase school districts’ capacity to deliver environmental education.  The NOAA anticipates at least $900,000 in total funding to support 9-14 new projects.
  • Statewide Capacity Building. Funding will support statewide or multi-state environmental literacy capacity-building initiatives.  NOAA anticipates $450,000 to support 4-6 new awards.

NOAA B-WET program and previous awards can be found at:

Contact Elise Trelegan ( with any questions or to discuss project ideas.