Grants, Funding & Awards


Senators Introduce Bill to Support Early Childhood STEM Education, STEM Equity

Sen. Jacky Rosen is leading an effort to introduce legislation that would create and expand research in STEM initiatives under the National Science Foundation.

Trump 2020 Budget Proposal Includes Cuts to Education Programs

The proposal would cut the amount of money dedicated to the U.S. Department of Education by 10 percent at the program level.

$1.5 Million in Grants to Support Teaching with Primary Sources

The Library of Congress is awarding up to $500,000 per grant to organizations developing instructional materials for K–12 focused on using primary sources.

Data Collection Snags Costing Neediest VT Schools Fed Improvement Funds

A former deputy secretary in the Vermont Agency of Education has called into question how the state has decided to allocate $2.2 million in school improvement dollars.

Grants Promote Making as Part of STEM

A multimillion-dollar state grant program has delivered grants to 765 schools throughout Pennsylvania, specifically intended to expand STEM education and teacher training.

Rural Libraries Hosting Movable Makerspaces

The Nebraska Library Commission is using a $531,000 grant to purchase "mobile" maker labs and spread them into rural communities.

$1.35 Million Available for Teachers and Districts for Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Education First and the NoVo Foundation have opened the application process for their 2019 Social Emotional Learning Innovation Fund. The program will award $5,000 grants to up to 100 individual teacher-led projects and $25,000 grants to up to 35 district-level projects.

STEM Remains Strong Contender for DonorsChoose Dollars

STEM projects are continuing to make the top 10 as a category on teacher funding site DonorsChoose. According to the organization, over the past four years, computer science and coding projects grew two and a half times faster than other project types.

IES Funds Rural Education, Secondary Writing Research

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences is investing $25 million to create three national research centers focused on rural education and secondary writing.

Students Encouraged to Share Video Math Pitches

Students who appreciate math have almost a month to create an "elevator speech" video telling others why math is important and relevant. One winner will have his or her one- or two-minute movie shown during an upcoming math conference and win $1,000.

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