PALATKA, Fla., Sept. 6, 2019 — The St. Johns River Water Management District has extended the application period for Blue School Grant project proposals to Sept. 11 due to school closures caused by Hurricane Dorian.
Now entering the fourth year of its Blue School Grant Program, the district anticipates offering up to $20,000 in grants for education projects that enhance student knowledge of Florida’s water resources through hands-on learning.
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Applications should be submitted online at www.sjrwmd.com/education/blue-school/grants/.
Up to $2,000 per teacher per school will be awarded to middle and high school teachers to enhance student knowledge of Florida’s water resources. Public and charter school teachers within the district’s boundaries are eligible to apply.
Grants may be awarded in three areas: fresh water resources field study, water conserving landscape projects, or water conservation community/school awareness campaigns.
Examples of successful grant applications include:
Teachers receiving grants will be notified on Oct. 1.
For more information, contact Jennifer Mitchell, education coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-730-6283.