Nature Near Schools MWEE Grant


Registration Deadline:

Monday, June 14, 2021, 11:59pm



DC DOEE seeks eligible entities to submit an application to provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) to elementary and middle school students, ideally in third through fifth grade, enrolled in DC Public Schools (DCPS) and DC Public Charter Schools. The project will run within the health and safety constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nature Near Schools (NNS) program intends to offer District students the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time learning about their local watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay while immersed in their local, school-based environment. This hands-on outdoor program will also provide professional development for teachers, advance the integration of environmental literacy into classroom curriculum, and help prepare District students to be competitive in the green economy. DC DOEE will award up to five $60,000 grants for nonprofits, faith based orgs, or educational institutions to administer NNS MWEE programming in at least three schools in the District. Partnerships are encouraged. 

How to apply/register:

A person may obtain a copy of this RFA by any of the following means: 

The deadline for application submissions is June 14, 2021.  The online application must be time stamped by 11:59 p.m. on the date the application is due.  E-mail the completed application to

Contact Name:

Pri Ekanayake

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