eeBLUE Aquaculture Literacy Mini-Grants Program: Evaluation Consultant RFP



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The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is seeking an external evaluator for the eeBLUE Aquaculture Literacy Mini-Grants Program to communicate program outcomes to diverse audience groups. This program will provide small grants to ten aquaculture literacy projects to form partnerships between informal learning institutions (e.g., aquariums and museums), the aquaculture industry (e.g., seafood farmers and organizations), and NOAA offices or programs (e.g., NOAA Fisheries regional office, Sea Grant programs).


This RFP is intended to identify an evaluator and communications consultant to assess the outcomes of this cross-sectoral program. Specifically, we seek an evaluator and communication consultant who can disseminate the information reported by grantees about project implementation and program outcomes using reports, qualitative data collection methods, and attending the ending symposium. Evaluation questions include:

  • What can the information grantees report about project implementation and results tell us about program outcomes?
  • How can the information reported by grantees about project outcomes be synthesized into best practices for community engagement with aquaculture literacy discussions?
  • What can the information reported by grantees about project partnerships tell us about cross-sectoral collaborations to reach diverse audience groups?

The evaluation findings will be used to develop best practices, lessons learned, and resources for the field. These will focus on promising strategies for inspiring and engaging various audience groups in sustainable aquaculture conversations. The consultant is expected to present this work at at least one conference.

Submitting Your Proposal

Applicants should review the following eeBLUE Aquaculture Literacy Mini-Grant Program RFP information when preparing their proposal.

Proposal instructions: Proposals should include your CV/resume and a maximum 3-page scope of work outlining how you would synthesize the information provided in the example of a final grantee report form (e.g., responsibilities and deliverables). The proposal should also cover relevant experience and skills and a proposed budget. It should also include at least two references for similar projects you or your organization produced. Please include references who speak toward end product satisfaction and project management experience (1-page limit).

Please submit proposals by 11:59 PM ET on July 19, 2024, to

Proposals will be evaluated based on experience, proposal, and proposed budget. Each submission will be evaluated for how well the proposal meets the project’s goals and the goals of the eeBLUE program.

Compensation Information

The total amount available for this RFP is $15,000, including travel expenses for at least one conference.