NOAA Accepting Grant Applications for K-12 Environmental Literacy Project

January 16, 2008

NOAA's Office of Education is now accepting applications for environmental literacy projects to promote changes in K-12 education in effort to expand the amount of Earth system science taught in the classroom and improve student learning of the subject. In total, approximately $4 million in grants will be awarded.

Projects should be designed to increase knowledge of scientific phenomena and provide opportunities for the application of that knowledge to environmental issues relevant to the students. Projects may incorporate NOAA data, data visualizations, and resources and to further the use of Earth System Science concepts related to NOAA's mission goals.

Pre-proposals are required and are due Wednesday, February 20. Full proposals are due Wednesday, June 25. Please visit our Web site for the full announcement and additional information. This funding opportunity is located on with the ID number of SEC-OED-2009-2001282.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of our nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 70 countries and the European Commission to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.