Ocean Guardian School

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Who Is Eligible to Apply for an Ocean Guardian School Grant?

  • Eligible schools: Any school (preK-12) located in CALIFORNIA in the following counties: Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
  • Any school (preK-12) located in OREGON in the following counties: Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos and Curry. 
  • Any School (preK-12) located in WASHINGTON in the following counties: Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor and Pacific

Please review Ocean Guardian School Program Guidelines and Requirements for more detailed information about the Ocean Guardian School program. Please review this document before you complete the application.  

First Step

Develop a plan of action and a budget that outlines your school- or community-based project. Remember to keep the proposal focused on a single project that contributes to the health and conservation of your local watershed(s), world's ocean and/or national marine sanctuaries.

What Your School Receives

At the end of a funded project period, if program requirements have been met, your school will be recognized by NOAA as an Ocean Guardian School and receive an official Ocean Guardian School banner.

For more information or general support, please contact Naomi Pollack.

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