Family & Career STEM Awareness Event Grant
Brief Description: The Family & Career STEM Awareness Event Grant is available to publicly-funded and nonprofit educational organizations in Idaho looking to host an event to engage families and community members in STEM-related activities. Programs supported through this opportunity may be single-evening events or take place over several events. Educators can receive up to $1,000 to coordinate activities, food, and/or take-home materials for event attendees. Events may take place at any time during the 2021 calendar year.
Opportunity Goals and Objectives: The goal of the Family & Career STEM Awareness Event Grant is to encourage family exploration of STEM topics to build awareness of and interest in STEM learning and career options.
Tips & Tricks:
Successful applicants/programs from previous grants have:
- Engaged volunteers from local groups
- Incorporated multiple STEM subjects and/or centered the program around a theme (i.e. “Cycling,” “Healthcare,” etc)
- Provided incentives for whole family involvement (i.e. food, prizes, take-home activities, etc)
- Set aside time for participants to complete a brief survey (provided by STEM AC) either on paper or online
Program Partners: Sparklight, Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Open: March 2021
Close: April 2021
Award date: May 2021
Program Manager: Erica Compton
Max funding per award: $1,000
Anticipated # of awards: 60