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 closed.

*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 Lois B. Krieger Grant recipients

Natalee Boggs | Murrieta Mesa HS

Maureen Fortenberry | Mark Twain Elementary School

Janice Lomnicky | E. Hale Curren Elementary School

Donald Fitzgerald | Murrieta Valley High School

Christopher Spencer | Santiago High School

Vera Kilzi | Rondo School of Discovery

Carolyn Diaz | Rondo School of Discovery

Melissa Gingg | Rondo School of Discovery

Heather Haggins | Rondo School of Discovery

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.