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STEM Ecosystem Sponsorship & Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Application 2022-23

Idaho STEM AC PartnershipsWe are excited to learn more about your STEM-related program! The Idaho STEM Action Center (STEM AC) may have funding available to support or enhance your program and amplify other donor funding if your program aligns with the STEM AC mission and/or the priorities of the Idaho STEM Ecosystem (EcosySTEM) regional hubs (see Funding Priorities below).

If your application for matching funds is selected, 100% of your partner donation(s), regardless of whether funding runs through 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.


Max funding per award:
Dependent on proposal & partner donation

Anticipated # of awards: 50 per year

Funding Schedule: 
Program proposals are reviewed once a month and due by the last day of each month. Please note that funding may take up to 30 days after receipt of signed agreement, invoice, current W-9 form, and donor funds. Please plan accordingly.

This years priorities for funding and other support are aligned with strategic priorities of the EcosySTEM regional hubs:

STEM INNC: Idaho North & North Central (Educational Regions 1 and 2)

  • STEM INNC Logo in PNG formatDevelop regional STEM collaborations amongst partners in education, industry, nonprofits, government, and/or communities
  • Promote equitable access to STEM programs
  • Build access to workforce development
  • Support professional development of STEM educators

SWISH: South West Idaho STEM Hub (Educational Region 3)

  • SWISH LOGO PNG FormatWe believe connection and action are critical components to engaging the robust and diverse STEM resources in our region and we want to foster the partnerships that make it happen!
  • We seek to provide a platform to drive the recognized need and interest in a STEM work force forward in our region.
  • We want to build upon the resources already in place while seeking to maximize their outreach and impact.
  • We seek to lift up the dedicated STEM champions in our region while providing avenues for their continued success

ISEE STEM: Idaho South & East EcosySTEM (Educational Regions 4, 5 and 6)

  • Idaho South & East EcosySTEMConnection to Resources
  • Collaboration on Cradle to Career Pathways
  • Coordination among Partners
  • Cultivation of Equitable Access
  • Continuation of EcosySTEM


  • For P3s, a minimum donation of $1,000 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.
  • Minimum request for sponsorship funding without matching funds is $1,000.
  • Proposed program takes place in Idaho and serves Idaho residents.
  • 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.
  • Publicly-funded or nonprofit organizations are given priority status. Private organizations may be given lower funding priority.
  • Idaho State Constitution prevents STEM AC from funding private or parochial organizations. For more information on funding eligibility, please visit

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

Budget Template: Download the template for this application. (The excel document will not open but will automatically download.)


  1. Once you have identified a donor for your STEM-related program, please ensure that the donor is willing and able to make their donation to your program through STEM AC or its Foundation. Please see eligibility requirements below.
  2. Once this commitment has been made, submit your application, including all relevant details and documents. 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 30 days to be disbursed, so please plan accordingly.
  3. If your application is selected for funding, you will receive an email via AdobeSign with detailed instructions and an agreement for your program. Please review and sign this agreement and return it as quickly as possible along with a current W-9 and invoice.
  4. Upon signing your agreement, it is your responsibility to reach out to your program donor(s), if applicable, and have them send their donation to STEM AC or its Foundation. (Note: STEM AC is unable to match donations made outside of this process.)
  5. Once we have received funds from your program donor(s), STEM AC will process and disburse the funding to your district or organizational business account as indicated on your W-9 form and invoice.
  6. If you expect multiple donors to support your program, it is highly preferred that you secure all donors before submitting your application. If additional program donors can be secured after the initial disbursement of funds, please notify STEM AC of additional funding partners and coordinate donations to STEM AC as soon as possible.
    • All donor donations must be received within 4 weeks from receiving the signed agreement. If donations are not received by STEM AC within those 4 weeks, donor will be removed from donor list and STEM AC will match the donors that have been received.
  7. Final decisions for Sponsorships and P3 applications will be April 21, 2023. Any outstanding agreements and invoices will not be processed past the date indicated in your agreement.
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