The NOAA Office of Education is pleased to announce the Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) fiscal year 2022 funding opportunity. This grant competition is designed to fund projects that develop collective environmental literacy to enhance community resilience to climate change. There is a particular emphasis on supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and climate justice in all aspects of each project.
Facing threats ranging from severe storms to flooding and heat waves, communities across the country need to be ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather and climate change. Education plays an important role in helping individuals and communities learn how to make informed decisions about the environmental hazards they face, and become empowered to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.
Since the program’s inception in 2005, ELP’s grants have supported projects that educate and inspire people to use Earth system science toward improving ecosystem stewardship and increasing resilience to environmental hazards. Informed by NOAA’s Community Resilience Education Theory of Change, the 2022 opportunity will fund projects that empower communities to develop and apply environmental literacy to accomplish their resilience goals. More info…
Deadline for applications: January 25, 2022