Funding Opportunity-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Here is a funding opportunity from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Please explore this opportunity, even if you are not sure you "fit" in the guidelines.  I have had numerous connections and activities through the years with NOAA.  They are happy to work with adult basic education programs when they are reminded that such programs exist.  Please check with me if you would like more information.  Susan Cowles

New Funding Opportunity from NOAA's Office of Education

NOAA's Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for projects designed to strengthen the public's and/or K-12 students' environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes.  Successful projects will advance NOAA's mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community's location.  Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments in the United States.  Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000 for all years of the project. 

The deadline for applications to this funding opportunity is 11:59:59 pm EDT on April 13, 2015. Applications must be submitted online via<>. It is anticipated that awards under this announcement will be made by September 30, 2015 and that the projects funded under this announcement will have a start date no earlier than October 1, 2015.
To read the full funding announcement, visit<> (search under CFDA 11.008).