Grant Spotlight

$5,000 STEM Grant Program Opens

$5,000 STEM Grant Program Opens 

The application period for the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program is now open. The program will award $2,000 to $5,000 classroom grants to as many as 1,000 schools and parent-teacher organizations.

For this fall's grant cycle, there are three priorities for the use of the funds:

  • Tools for STEM programs;
  • Technology upgrades; and
  • Facilities/safety upgrades.

Proposed projects must be completed within one year of receiving the grant. A list of sample projects can be found on the grant site.

All public and charter K–12 schools in the United States are eligible to apply, as are nonprofits associated with a K–12 school, such as a PTA. Only one application per school will be accepted.

The deadline to apply for the grant is Sept. 28 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Winners will be announced in January 2019. Further details and a link to the application form can be found at

About the Author

David Nagel is the former editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal, STEAM Universe, and Spaces4Learning. A 30-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art, marketing, media, and business publications.

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