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Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

Children's Museum of IdahoCongratulations on securing a funding partner for your STEM program! STEM AC may have funding available to enhance your program and amplify your donor’s funding if your program supports our mission to “advance innovative opportunities for educators, students, communities, and industry to build a competitive Idaho workforce and economy through STEM and computer science education” and meets other criteria identified in the Public-Private Partnership rubric.

If your application is selected for funding, 100% of your partner donation(s), regardless of whether it is made to the STEM AC or the STEM AC Foundation, will go to your STEM program. STEM AC may match a portion of your donor’s contribution, up to $5000, unless previously arranged with STEM AC. (The typical maximum request for this opportunity is a $5K STEM AC match of a $10K donation.)

Please review steps for securing matching funds, eligibility, and application guidelines as there are changes for FY2022.

STATUS: Closed

Value: Up to 50% of your donor’s contribution, up to $5000, unless previously arranged with STEM AC. (The typical maximum request for this opportunity is a $5K STEM AC match of a $10K donation.)

Funding Schedule

Open: August 16, 2021
Close: May 15, 2022
Award dates:
End of each month

Program Manager:
Elizabeth Schneider

  1. Once you have identified a program donor for your STEM-related program, please ensure that your program donor is willing and able to make their donation to your program through the STEM AC or its Foundation. Please see eligibility requirements below.
  2. Once this commitment has been (secured), submit your application, including all relevant details and documents by the 1st of the month. Note that funding decisions for this opportunity are made and notifications delivered by the end of the month. If approved, funding may take up to 45 days to be disbursed, so please plan accordingly.
  3. If your application is selected for funding, you will receive an email with detailed instructions and an agreement for your program. Please review, sign, and return this agreement as quickly as possible.
  4. Upon signing your agreement, it is your responsibility to reach out to your other program donor(s) and direct them to send their donation to the STEM AC or its Foundation. (Note: STEM AC is unable to match donations made outside of this process.)
  5. Submit an invoice to the STEM AC for the partner funding and the approved STEM AC match, as described in the agreement.
  6. Once we have received funds from your program donor(s) and your invoice, STEM AC will process and disburse the funding to your district or organizational business account. (This process can take up to 45 days.)
  7. If you expect multiple donors to support your program secure all donors before submitting your application. We will not release funds until we receive all funds first.


  • Program requested takes place in selected region or statewide. Click here to identify your region.
  • A minimum donation of $5,000 for a statewide P3 application and $1,000 for region P3 applications from an industry/organization partner (i.e. workforce/businesses, nonprofits/foundations, university/colleges, government agencies, PTA/PTO, etc) is required to qualify for this opportunity.
  • Donations under the minimum donation can be accepted only in addition to the minimum donation.
  • Program proposed takes place in Idaho and serves Idaho residents.
  • For statewide P3 applications, program impact is anticipated to reach statewide, across multiple regions, or have a model/plan that can be easily replicated across the state.
  • Proposals with primary donations from individuals, rather than from an organization/business, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and may be given lower funding priority.
  • Requesting organization is a publicly-funded educational organization (schools, libraries, etc) or a nonprofit organization providing educational programming (afterschool program, educational nonprofits, community centers, etc).
  • Idaho State Constitution prevents us from funding parochial organizations. For more information on funding eligibility, please visit
  • Priority will be given to first time applicants and/or new programs.

Applicant qualifications:

  • Applicant organization is compliant with STEM AC reporting requirements for previously funded applications.
  • Proposed program is aligned with STEM AC mission and FY22 statewide or region strategic priorities, defined in the FY22 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Statewide and Region Rubrics.

If you have any questions, please contact  to submitting your application.

If you have any questions, please contact prior to submitting your application.

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