Water Education Grants

The Portland Water District offers grants to support water education. Educators within the Sebago Lake Watershed and PWD service area are eligible to apply, eligibility map can be found to the left.

Grant funds may be used to purchase materials and services related to water education. Examples include:

  • Videos, maps, books, posters
  • Curriculum materials related to water
  • Water quality testing materials
  • Water conservation and protection supplies, such as plants or rain barrels
  • Field trip participation or transportation fees for water-related field trips

Individuals can receive a maximum of $200 while a collaborative group of three or more educators can receive up to $500. Collaborative grants allow colleagues to purchase equipment to be shared among several classrooms.

It is our goal to make these funds easily accessible to busy educators! Both the application process and reporting requirements are straightforward.

In exchange for grant funds, we require feedback about how funds were used to enhance learning about water. Feedback is due July 1 of the school year in which funds were received, and it is the responsibility of the grant recipient(s) to submit feedback by this date. Feedback must be received in order to participate in the grant program in the future. Educators determine the feedback method and products. Examples include photos and captions of students using equipment, a class report, and samples of student work.

To apply, complete our easy Grant Application. Only one application is required for collaborative proposals. Please contact our Education Coordinator if you have any questions regarding the application process.