For the first year, Sonoma Water is offering several small grants to TK-12 teachers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties called “A Call to Action”. Teachers or groups of students can apply by submitting projects based on solutions related to water conservation or climate change. Grants range from $ 100 to $ 1,000 depending on the costs incurred by the projects. The goal of this program is to inspire students to find solutions to problems affecting their schools and local neighborhoods. All applications must be received by January 26th. Apply here.
Who can apply?
Teachers in public, private or home school situations in TK-12 grades in Sonoma and Mendocino counties and the city of Novato. Students in school clubs with a teacher-advisor. Projects can include students from multiple classes and levels.
How much is available?
Teachers can request from $ 100 to $ 1,000 for their project. Checks will be made payable to the school or to an ASB account at the school. No check will be made payable to individuals. We aim to support projects in all of 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 complete an Application Form (Google Form) and Project Schedule Form (Fillable PDF) linked below. Please save your schedule and send a copy to the program coordinator.
Questions in the app include:
A description of the problem
The proposed solution and the expected results
How the project addresses climate change or a water issue
A description of the awareness or education component
The amount requested
A commitment to attend the showcase event
How the project integrates or improves your study programs
The project schedule form asks:
Type of activities (planning, fieldwork, reflection, presentation, awareness)
Description of activities
How can I find out more?
If you have any questions regarding this program, send an email to the program coordinator.
When are the deadlines?
The first round of applications is closed but a second application period will open with a deadline of Wednesday January 26, 2022.