Adopt-a-School Program

The Adopt-a-School program was established to support water science education, involvement, and restoration activities by K-12th grade students in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho who are working toward clean water education goals. The average project funding level is $500 per application/applicant and will vary depending on the number of applicants and funding level requests. Who should apply? Teachers, Schools, School Districts!

Access the Adopt-a-School Grant Application here.

Deadline to apply is January 15, 2024. 

Evaluation Criteria

  • Curriculum/project is for K-12th grade students during the 2024 calendar year.
  • Curriculum/project is science-based and includes wastewater and/or stormwater education elements.
  • Curriculum/project must include a wastewater treatment facility tour and/or a presentation from a local wastewater/stormwater agency.
  • PNCWA will provide contact information for your local wastewater/stormwater agency if unknown.

For submission and questions, please contact Ely O'Connor, [email protected] or 503.681.4463

PNCWA Adopt-a-School Program in Action:

The 2023 program provided $5,178 in funding for projects, trips, and resources in 10 schools across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Projects ranged from building filters and modeling bacteria used in the wastewater treatment process, to planting trees and exploring fish habitat. All projects include water-related presentations or wastewater facility tours.  

Funding is made possible through a grant from the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association.