Grants, Scholarships, Contests & Awards

Young Ocean Leaders Wanted

The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council is seeking ten new young leaders for 2018. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2017.


Applications Due: Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:00am


2018 Pacific Northwest Bay-Watershed Education and Training Federal Funding Opportunity

Details: NOAA's Office of Education is now seeking proposals under the Pacific Northwest Bay-Watershed Education and Training (PNW B-WET) Program. The full FY2018 Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) can be found at Grants.gov under funding opportunity number NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2018-2005412

Apply by December 15, 2017

2016-2017 Green Ribbon Schools Application

The US Department of Education (ED) Green Ribbon Schools (GRS) and Washington State Green School Leader recognizes schools and school districts with the Green Ribbon Award. State nominees for the ED GRS Award and for the Washington State Green School Leader Award are selected based on achievement in the three ED Green Ribbon School pillars:

  • Pillar 1: Reduce environmental impact and costs

  • Pillar 2: Improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff

  • Pillar 3: Provide effective environmental and sustainability education, incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways

*Important ED requirements for Green Ribbon Awardees based on the ED GRS Requirements
States may nominate as many as five PreK-12 school or district nominations for the ED GRS. If we nominate more than two schools or districts, at least one must serve at least 40 percent of students from a disadvantaged background. No more than one of the five nominees may be a private school. A school or district may be selected as an ED GRS honoree only once. However, Washington State Green School or District Leader awardees are eligible to be an ED GRS nominee in subsequent years and are encouraged to re-apply in subsequent years. See http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/eligibility.html for complete eligibility requirements regarding ED Green Ribbon Award.

This application requires information about:

  • School facilities (buildings and grounds)

  • Student and staff resource conservation practices

  •  Health and safety policies and programs

  • Food service

  • Environmental and sustainability teaching and learning

On February 12, 2016, OSPI received additional guidelines from the US Department of Education regarding participation in state assessments. As with the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), under the reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)/Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act), states are required to incorporate test participation in some way into their accountability system. OSPI has determined that, effective February 12, 2016, any school or district which did not meet the 95 percent participation rate will not be eligible for the Green Ribbon Schools award program.

Green Ribbon School and District Applications are due January 9, 2017.