Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators


Since 1995, Western has offered educators in western Riverside County the opportunity to apply for grants for water-related projects. The Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators (Krieger Grant) program helps fund creative classroom projects that seek to further a better understanding of water and the vital role it plays in the community. The program continues to have a wide-ranging impact on students and educators in Western’s service area.

Lois B. Krieger served as Western’s representative to The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors for 25 years, and was the first female President of the Association of California Water Agencies.

All teachers in Western’s service area, in both private and public K-12 schools, are eligible to apply. See a list of qualifying public schools.

Through the Krieger Grant program, educators and students have the opportunity to become actively engaged in educational and water-related classroom projects. Funding can be used for virtual or in-person water education. Krieger Grants are awarded in various amounts. Teachers can receive up to $1,000* for water-related classroom projects.

The 2022-2023 grant cycle is open.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply now through Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.


*Grant awards of more than $600 require that Western issue an IRS Tax Form 1099-G. Therefore, there may be tax implications for individual teachers. Existing 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 grant recipients with incomplete projects are not eligible to apply.

2022-2023 Krieger Grant for Educators. Apply at wmwd.com/kriegergrantprogram.

2021 Lois B. Krieger Grant recipients

John Chung | Ortega High School

Glenda Haas | Railroad Canyon Elementary School

Lillian McCandless | John W. North High School

Danielle Dickens | Tuscany Hills Elementary School

Jessie Rubner | William Collier Elementary School

Tisha Trinh | Machado Elementary School

Chantelle Loitz | Elsinore High School

Abbe Kya | Santiago High School

Kevin Mobley | Elsinore High School

Christopher Spencer | Santiago High School

Natalee Boggs | Shivela Middle School with Murrieta Mesa High School

Field Trip Sponsorships

Western’s field trip program is sponsored through the Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators program. Teachers can apply each year during the months of September through November for field trip sponsorship through the Krieger Grant program.

For more information about grants and sponsorship opportunities, contact Western’s Education team at 951.571.7259.