Applying for a Great Lakes B-WET Grant
How to Apply
Your first step at Grants.gov is to find the funding announcement. You can search under the CFDA number 11.429.
In order to apply for a grant, you and/or your organization must complete the registration process. Organizations must:
- Obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number.
- Register with the System for Award Management (SAM)
- Individuals wishing to submit a grant application using Grants.gov are required to complete a one-time registration process using Workspace, the required platform to apply. Please see the following website for more information: www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html
Apply for Grant
- Download a grant application package.
- Complete the grant application package.
- Submit the completed grant application package.
- Track the status of your submitted grant application package.
- Please see the following website for more information:
Eligible applicants are K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, interstate agencies, and Indian tribal governments.
For-profit organizations and Federal agencies are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this announcement, but may be project partners.
The Department of Commerce/ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC/NOAA) is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that service underserved areas. The NOAA B-WET program encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions.
Tips for Developing an Application
Typically, the Great Lakes B-WET program publishes a funding opportunity announcement in the spring via Grants.gov and also on this website. The Announcement of Federal Funding document contains all the information needed to apply for a Great Lakes B-WET grant and includes information to assist applicants in aligning their project proposal to current program priorities, which may change year to year.
The following resources may be helpful in developing a B-WET application:
- Great Lakes B-WET Budget Template (XLS)
- NOAA definition of a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (PDF)
- NOAA Education Strategic Plan 2015 - 2035
- Great Lakes Literacy Principles
- NOAA Essential Principles of Climate Literacy
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Action Plan III, 2020 - 2024 (PDF)
- Great Lakes B-WET Grant Writing Tips (PDF)