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For Teachers & Students

Grants for Teachers

We support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through classroom projects and professional development for teachers.

We offer grants of up to $1,000 to educators at schools (pre-K to 12th grade) and youth groups in communities located within our service area. Total grants will be $50,000 each year.

What We’re Looking For

Any creative classroom project in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will be considered. Projects that incorporate the following are especially encouraged:
  • Designed to improve, advance, and enrich student learning
  • Targeted at a specific stage of student development
  • A range from formative ideas that explore learning concepts, to fully tested models that are ready to be adopted and disseminated
  • The study of electricity and electricity production, natural gas exploration, renewables, and clean energy


To qualify, the application must satisfy the following requirements:
  • It must clearly explain how the items requested for funding are vital to the project’s successful completion.
  • It must include additional support from other funding sources for larger projects on application form.
  • The project must be a one-time, one-year implementation and evaluation.
  • Grants may be used to compensate experts who come to work with students, but not pay teachers or staff.
  • Resources requested should be integral components of a well-planned classroom project/lesson plan and important to its success.
  • The grant is for resources needed for individual classroom projects—if more than one classroom is undertaking the same or a very similar project, only one grant per school will be awarded.

What Doesn’t Qualify

Applications that include the following will not be considered:
  • School laboratory supplies or equipment for general school use
  • Media equipment (computers, digital cameras, projectors, white boards, DVD players, etc.) and furniture (display and bookcases, carts, etc.)
  • Continuation of projects previously funded
  • Routine responsibilities of the educator submitting the proposal
  • Projects that require multiple academic years for completion
  • Admission fees for conferences, workshops, and competitions
  • Transportation, incentives, meals, and refreshments
Complete the Classroom Grant Application (PDF)


Contact Us

Questions? Contact Lisa Culhane - Specialist, Strategic Programs


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