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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

STATUS: Closed


Funding Schedule:
On Hold for 2021

Program Manager: Erica Compton

Max funding per award: $1,000

Anticipated # of awards: 60

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