It’s that time of year again when our region’s educators and students are getting ready to head back to school. It’s also the time when our Blue School Grant Program begins accepting applications for project funding.
This year’s application cycle opens Aug. 1 through Sept. 15, 2022, at 5 p.m. Teachers in grades 6–12 at public and charter schools within the St. Johns River Water Management District are eligible. Grantees will be notified at the end of October.
The District offers up to $2,000 per teacher/school for project proposals that address key concepts of watershed/ecosystem understanding, water quality, and human use (supply and conservation). Through this funding — up to $20,000 for school year 2022–23 — the District supports efforts to engage students in understanding and appreciating Florida’s freshwater and estuarine systems. Since 2016, the District has funded 75 projects and reached over 9,400 students.
To be considered for funding, submit a brief description of your proposed project, including the goal and key concepts addressed. See Application Overview for details. Grant selection is competitive, and projects will be ranked using a rubric.
To learn more about the Blue School Grant Program, go here.
To find other educational resources, go here.
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