Kindergarten through 12th grade educators in Monte Vista Water District's service area are eligible to apply for a $1,200 EduBucks for water-related classroom activities.
The deadline to submit an application for the 2023-2024 EduBucks Program is 11:59 PM on November 3, 2023.
About the Program
The Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC), a consortium of 10 water providers in western San Bernardino 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."
Awards are granted in amounts up to $1,200 per project.
Focus of Projects
Projects must specifically focus on drinking water issues. They may involve sources of water, environmental issues, water treatment and quality, 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 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.
For more information, call the WEWAC Message Center at 909-931-4238.
All Kindergarten through 12th grade educators at schools in the WEWAC membership's 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.
Projects will be judged by the WEWAC review committee based on the following criteria:
- Actively engages students in learning
- Budget clearly supports the activities
- Components are feasible
- Enhances the classroom experience
- Goals and objectives are clearly defined
- Incorporates education reform
- Student activities are clearly defined
Access the judging sheet (PDF).
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 is to promote the efficient use of water and to increase the public awareness of the importance of water in Southern California.