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 editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).

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