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Idaho Community STEM Grants Portal:

Using the links listed below, educators can apply for funding opportunities that are administered by the Idaho STEM Action Center

For questions regarding funding opportunities, please contact grants@stem.idaho.gov.

Need instructions on how to create an account or fill out an Interim or Final Report?

Instructions on how to complete them can be found here!

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Overview: This PK12 STEM Grant is available for Idaho educators, library staff, and out-of-school organization staff to apply for funding to improve student understanding and learning experiences in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Awards up to $2,500 will be granted for innovative and creative projects in STEM subjects which are hands-on and/or project-based in nature. These projects should focus on student-level instruction that is unique to the needs of the students.

Application Deadline: October 8, 2017

Apply through the Community Grant Portal buttons (Login into Grants Portal or Create a New Account) at the top of the page.

The Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)/Career Awareness Grant is designed to support publicly-funded and nonprofit organizations. Up to $1,000 is available to selected applicants wishing to host an event focused on raising awareness about STEM education and career options. The event needs to target not only students, but also their parents/guardians, industry, and the community at large. The event could focus specifically on math or science or be in celebration of STEM in general.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

Apply through the Community Grant Portal buttons (Login into Grants Portal or Create a New Account) at the top of the page.

Overview: The Idaho Science Teachers Association Conference is an Idaho teacher workshop held Oct 5-6, 2017. This workshop features strands for all grade levels in a variety of STEM-related fields, as well as keynote speaker Janie Veltkamp, a raptor biologist from Birds of Prey Northwest.

The Idaho STEM Action Center is providing a conference stipend to 20 Idaho STEM  educators interested in attending the workshop. This stipend is meant to cover the cost of travel and overnight lodging for teachers living more than 100 miles away from the event location (Highland High School, 1800 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201).

Stipend amounts are awarded based on distance traveling one way to the event:

  • ​100-300 miles: $300 stipend
  • 300+ miles: $600 stipend

Teachers must register for the conference separately at https://idscienceteachers.wildapricot.org/. First round of conference travel stipends ends September 10. Second round of conference travel stipends ends September 24.​


Overview: This Computer Science Device Grant is available for current Idaho public educational programs focusing on computer science (schools, libraries, afterschool/nonprofits educational programs, workforce development training centers, etc.). Funding goals are to improve learner understanding and experiences in the subjects of computer science and coding in Idaho.

CS Device grants can be used for any physical hardware used to create code (laptops, tablets, Raspberry Pi’s, etc.) and supporting physical devices (charging stations, keyboards and mice, mobile carts, monitors, etc.). Robotics and drone devices are accepted only if the primary use is coding instruction. Device grants cannot be used for software, internet, other digital materials, or for any supplemental materials (extended warranties, insurance, licenses, etc.). For additional curricular materials, please see other STEM Action Center funding opportunities, such as the PK12 Innovative STEM Project grant.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to those selected.

Eligibility: Publicly-funded educational organizations such as schools, libraries, afterschool educational programs, educational nonprofits/community centers focusing on CS.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

Apply through the Community Grant Portal buttons (Login into Grants Portal or Create a New Account) at the top of the page.


Overview: Camp Grants are available for current Idaho public educational programs (schools, libraries, afterschool/nonprofits educational programs, workforce development training centers, etc.). This opportunity aims to improve learner understanding and experiences in the subjects of computer science, coding and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in Idaho. Funding is available for STEM-related camps taking place between September 2017 and August 2018. Priority is given to camps serving underrepresented populations in STEM.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to those selected.

Eligibility: Publicly-funded educational organizations such as schools, libraries, afterschool educational programs, educational nonprofits/community centers.

Application Deadline: October 22, 2017

Apply through the Community Grant Portal buttons (Login into Grants Portal or Create a New Account) at the top of the page.

This application is for returning two year F3 Idaho project teams (FLL, FTC, FRC) that are open to sustaining their team and are willing to work closely with another FIRST team throughout the season. Seasoned FIRST teams (min 3+ years) may also apply if they are willing to help mentor and work closely with younger teams. You will be asked to check whether you are willing to mentor or be mentored in this application. Please read all requirements outlined in the application carefully before submitting this application.

Apply through the Community Grant Portal buttons (Login into Grants Portal or Create a New Account) at the top of the page.


Stay Tuned!



The Idaho STEM Action Center is proud to sponsor regional high school science and engineering fairs for the 2017-2018 school year. Winners of each regional fair will be eligible to compete in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Intel ISEF is one of the premier national student science and engineering fairs, offering students the chance at $4 million in potential scholarships.

Sixty Idaho public high school teachers will be selected to participate in a two-day professional development workshop and receive guidance on how to embed Intel ISEF projects into current classroom instruction.

If selected, the educator’s school may receive up to $3,000 to be used for participation in their regional Idaho Science and Engineering Fair. Educators will use the funds to travel to their region’s host site (below) to attend the professional development training over the summer. Educators can use the remaining funds to purchase classroom materials for student projects and to return to their regional fair with at least three student projects in spring 2018. Funds can also be used for educator stipends and/or professional development credits.

Stay Tuned for Awards Announcement

Nominate: Idaho public schools serving grades K-12 were eligible.

The INDEEDS Award is given to two Idaho educators who create unique opportunities for student to experience the fun and excitement of STEM by integrating real-world examples and hands-on activities into the classroom.
One K-6th educator and one 7th-12th grade educator will be selected based on their strong commitment to going above and beyond in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will be chosen by industry leaders.

The INDEEDS Award comes with:

  • $2,000 individual cash prize provided by industry
  • Funding to attend a national STEM conference provided by the STEM Action Center
  • $2,000 school funding for STEM initiatives

Winners will be honored at the Idaho Technology Council’s annual Hall of Fame and Innovation Awards gala on October 24, 2017.

Applications are under review. 

FabSLAM is a two-day professional development workshop for educators and a team-based digital fabrication challenge where youth learn and practice design, iteration, and production skills primarily focused on 3D design and fabrication. Forty-five Idaho educational organizations have been awarded this grant!!

 


Each fall, thinkers and makers from around the world join the Imagination Foundation for a day of creative construction. Inspired by the short film, “Caine’s Arcade,” the Global Cardboard Challenge is a worldwide celebration of child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. The STEM Action Center is sponsoring up to 50 Cardboard Challenge events across Idaho with complete Makedo kits. Join us on October 7, 2017, for an opportunity for kids to build whatever they can dream up out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination!

37 Idaho educational organizations were sponsored through this opportunity! You can still join the fun on your own! Visit cardboardchallenge.com for more information. Watch the video for “Caine’s Arcade” on YouTube.

 

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The Idaho STEM Action Center funded one continuing education credit (CEUs, $60) for educators that attended the Business Educator Exchange conference.

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Twenty-nine schools from across Idaho were awarded school-wide site licenses for the STEM Career Awareness platform. 

The STEM Action Center has funding available for students and student teams qualifying for state and national STEM competitions. Up to $2,500 per team is available to help with the costs of travel associated with these competitions. More details are available in our Community Grants Portal.


Eligibility: All not-for-profit and/or publicly-funded educational institutions who have signed up to be an Maker Camp affiliate this summer.
Requirements:
Must agree to be an Maker Camp affiliate through Maker Media’s site. In addition to completing this application you must agree to: