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EduBucks Program

2016-2017 EduBucks Application Now Available!

2015-2016 EduBucks Recipients

EduGrant Okinaka 2012

Montclair High School - Dr. Okinaka

EduGrant Oliver 2012

Lehigh Elementary School - Mr. Oliver


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K-12 educators in Monte Vista Water District's service area are eligible to apply for a $600 EduBucks for water-related classroom activities.

About the Program

The Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC), a consortium of 15 water providers in western San Bernardino County and eastern Los Angeles County, conducts the annual EduBucks program. The grant program is designed "to improve and supplement academic instruction by providing financial support to teachers seeking to do creative classroom projects that increase students' awareness of the importance of water in Southern California."

Grant Awards

Awards are granted in amounts up to $600 per project.

Focus of Projects

Projects must specifically focus on drinking water issues. They may involve sources of water, environmental issues, water treatment, water quality, water conservation, political or government issues, etc. Creative and unique approaches to water education are highly encouraged.

How to Apply

Teachers must complete a grant application form. Proposals are limited to three (3) pages. Describe the project in detail, outline curriculum, include supporting activities, objectives, and overall benefits to the students. Applicants must show how the EduBucks will help you achieve your goal. An itemized budget must be included for grant consideration. The signatures of both the principal and the teacher are required for all entries.


All K-12 educators at schools in the WEWAC members' service areas are eligible to participate in the program. Teachers may apply regardless of the discipline or subject areas taught. Teachers may apply individually or as a group; however, the project must involve water education to be eligible.

WEWAC Members

Chino Basin Water Conservation District, City of Chino, City of Chino Hills, City of Covina, City of Glendora, City of La Verne, City of Pomona, City of Upland, Cucamonga Valley Water District, Fontana Water Company, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Monte Vista Water District, Ontario Municipal Utilities Company, Rowland Water District, Three Valleys Municipal Water District

Judging Criteria

Projects will be judged by the WEWAC review committee based on the following criteria:

  • Actively engages students in learning
  • Enhances the classroom experience
  • Creativity
  • Components are feasible
  • Budget clearly supports the activities
  • Student activities are clearly defined
  • Goals and objectives are clearly defined
  • Incorporates education reform

Click here for Judging Sheet


The deadline for the 2016-2017 EduBucks is Friday, November 4, 2016. 


MAIL ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS TO:  Gisela Lopez, Chino Basin Water Conservation District, 4594 San Bernardino St. Montclair, CA 91763 Attn: WEWAC, EduBucks. For more information, call the WEWAC Message Center (909) 931-4238.

Project Summary

All projects must be completed by the close of the academic year. WEWAC requires a project summary describing the success of your project, a final budget expense report, and an in-classroom presentation to be attended by WEWAC members.


The mission of the Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC) is to promote the efficient use of water and to increase the public awareness of the importance of water in Southern California.