2021 NASA Funding Opportunity for Informal Education Organizations Including Camps

May 20, 2021
Leslie Lowes
campers posing with their moonbase projects

The NASA Office of STEM Engagement invites proposals from camps, museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, youth-serving organizations, libraries, and other eligible nonprofit institutions via the 2021 NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), NH21ZHA002N.

The 2021 TEAM II NOFO is an omnibus solicitation, offering distinct program elements to which eligible IEIs may propose, issued as appendices to the NOFO.  Initially, two program elements are offered, Standard Awards for TEAM II (STAT) which is analogous to previous TEAM II NOFOs, and Community Anchor Awards for TEAM II (CAAT). 

Community Anchor Awards for TEAM II (CAAT)

  • Full proposals are due: June 17, 2021
  • Individual award range: $20K–$25K
  • Period of Performance: 1–2 years

Standard Awards for TEAM II (STAT)

  • Notices of Intent Due (optional but strongly encouraged):  May 26, 2021
  • Full proposals are due: July 19, 2021
  • Individual award range: $500K–$800K
  • Period of Performance: 2–4 years

Recorded pre-proposal webinars, a solicitation overview presented on May 4, and a focused walk through of the Community Anchor Award opportunity on May 5, are available for viewing.

For general inquiries, contact: TEAMII@jpl.nasa.gov.

For more information regarding these opportunities, please visit the 2021 NASA TEAM II NOFO landing page  on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website and click on ‘List of Open Program Elements’.

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at nspires-help@nasaprs.com or call 202-479-9376 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


Leslie Lowes is co-manager for NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions.  She also has extensive experience developing professional development opportunities with NASA content for camps, youth groups, and afterschool programs.

Photos courtesy of NASA