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Sonoma Water offers grants to local teachers

For the first year, Sonoma Water is offering several small grants to teachers of TK-12th grade in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties called “A Call to Action.” Teachers or groups of students can apply by submitting solution-based projects related to water conservation or climate change. Grants range from $100-$1,000 based on the projects assumed costs. The goal of this program is to inspire students to find solutions to problems impacting their local schools and neighborhoods. All applications must be received no later than Jan. 26. Apply here.

Who can apply?

Teachers in public, private, or home school situations in grades TK-12 in Sonoma and Mendocino counties and the City of Novato. Students in school clubs with a teacher advisor. Projects may include students from multiple classrooms and grades.

How much is available?

Teachers can request $100 to $1,000 for their project. Checks will be made payable to the school or to an ASB account at the school. No checks will be made payable to individuals. We aim to support projects from across our service areas and will prioritize applicants from as many different locations as possible.

What is required for the application?

To apply, you will need to fill out an application (Google form) and a project timeline form (fillable PDF) linked below. Please save your timeline and email a copy to the Program Coordinator

Questions in the application include:

A description of the problem

The proposed solution and expected outcomes

How the project addresses climate change or a problem related to water

A description of the outreach or educational component

The amount requested

A commitment to attend the showcase event

How the project integrates or enhances your curricula

The project timeline form asks:

Type of activities (Planning, Field Work, Reflection, Presentation, Outreach)

Description of activities

Resources needed


Dates of completion

How can I learn more?

For questions about this program, email the program coordinator.

When are the deadlines?

The first round of applications has closed but a second application period will open with a deadline on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

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