Grant funding for education is imperative to the success of every STEM lab
Finding grant opportunities and information about possible funders, however, can be extremely daunting. The good news is there are dozens of grant funding for education resources available and we here at AET Labs are actively searching to identify opportunities to support our customer’s educational needs. With a particular focus on STEM technologies, we have compiled a list of grant opportunities available to educators and institutions from K-12 to Higher Ed in New England. Please refer to grant websites for updates on application deadlines.
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National STEM Grants
Classroom grants can be used for a variety of projects and materials including, but not limited to, books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials. Grants are available for up to $500.
Teacher scholarships can be used for a wide variety of professional development opportunities and materials. These include conferences, inservices, and materials for PLCs. The scholarship will cover all associated costs with attending these events or obtaining these materials. Scholarships are available for up to $500.
This grant is from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education with an aim to develop, implement, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students; and to rigorously evaluate such innovations. Grants are provided for early-phase, mid-phase, and expansion competitions with awards ranging from up to $4 million to up to $15 million.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators at high schools and non-profit educational organizations are eligible for this grant. Lemelsom-MIT InvenTeams® are groups of high school students, educators and mentors that invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. Every year, up to 15 teams receive up to $10,000 each.
With a focus on two-year Institutions of Higher Education, the Advanced Technological Education program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.
The PLTW Grant Program provides PreK-12 districts and schools with competitive grants to support the implementation or expansion of PLTW programs through partnerships with leading organizations across the country.
A nationwide contest designed to boost interest and proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math, and challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6-12 to show how STEM can be applied to help improve their communities. Prize packages range from $15,000 to $130,000
Grants support the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow's workforce.
Provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach activities. Award maximum is $5,000.
These grants should build the capacity of community colleges to equitably increase employment through educational and economic opportunity, by focusing on specific industry sectors and career pathways that will lead to more rapid reskilling and (re)employment in quality jobs.
Offers grants to teachers who are passionate about making STEM more engaging for their students in grades 6-12. Grant requests are accepted for projects over and under $5,000.
The WORC Initiative is designed to facilitate the alignment of workforce development efforts with existing economic development strategies in rural communities hard hit by economic transition and recovering slowly.
Contributes to programs and projects that improve the quality of life in the most impactful ways possible with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and basic needs, such as food, shelter, first aid, and healthcare.
Education Grants for Massachusetts
Awards grants to nonprofit organizations that enhance civic engagement by supporting science and education based initiatives, environmental programs, social services, as well as culture and arts in an effort to strengthen and enrich communities. Focus on the Greater Boston Area, Middlesex, and Suffolk Counties and Rhode Island. Grants range from $10,000 to multi-million dollar commitments.
Provides funding to organizations providing programs and services in the following focus areas: Education, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement, Environment, and Girls Empowerment. This grant prioritizes needs in neighborhoods near their facilities, which includes Gloucester.
Their grant-making programs focus on access to hands-on science education, teacher development opportunities in science, college readiness and support, and basic social needs. Helps communities in which Biogen facilities are located, which includes Cambridge, Waltham, and Weston.
For connections between academic preparation and career readiness. Award amounts up to $1,000.
Focused on innovative programming, proposals with an emphasis on STEM will be given priority. Award amounts up to $2,000.
Supports programs focused on improving STEM educational opportunities and academic development for K-12 students who are economically disadvantaged. Must target the needs of economically disadvantaged populations within 60 miles of Cambridge, Marlborough, or Quincy.
Designed to promote cooperative efforts across disciplines, across grade levels, and among schools.
Fund specific, one-time needs or ideas which will improve education in underserved communities in Boston.
We encourage innovation and creativity in the classroom by providing our teachers and schools with the incremental resources needed to turn a great idea into a reality.
Grant applications are encouraged for programs/projects that promote innovation, enrichment, community collaboration, and increased student achievement.
Provides private funding for innovative, inspiring programs and opportunities.
Grants fund the development and piloting of teaching approaches and materials that will enrich learning in any subject, initiatives designed to meet the learning needs and abilities of diverse students, professional development activities that relate directly to educators' classroom teaching, and programs that address educational and community-building priorities.
The goal of the educator assistance program is to support innovation and re-imagination in the classroom and to provide professional development opportunities for our educators.
The STEM Equipment and Professional Development Grant Program helps to further advance and expand life sciences education at Massachusetts public high schools and middle schools through the implementation of project and inquiry-based curriculum. Districts can request funding for up to $200,000 (up to $100,000 per high school) for capital expenses and up to $40,000 (up to $20,000 per school) for professional development.
The Workforce Development Capital Grant Program seeks to seed, enhance and/or expand training programs that address critical skills and talent supply gaps facing the state’s life science industry. Award funding of up to $750,000 per institution is given for the purchase and installation of life sciences equipment, lab furniture, materials, supplies, and/or technology that will enable them to effectively prepare students for high-demand career opportunities in the life sciences
Awards grants for the purchase and installation of equipment and related improvements and renovations necessary for installation and use of such equipment to support vocational and technical training that are aligned to regional economic and workforce development priorities for in-demand industries. Grants range from $50,000-$1,500,000 multi-year awards.
Funding for innovative ideas that provide new learning opportunities for students and staff.
The Partnership Grant program connects teachers and business partners who then work together to create meaningful educational experiences that allow students to see how their skills apply to the world of work.
Considers any creative project that falls within the mission of NSF and contributes substantially to the Newton Public Schools.
The Endowment Fund is seeking to fund multiple innovative projects aimed at having a lasting impact on our schools. The NEF Endowment Fund has up to $80,000 available for grants for the 2022-23 academic year.
Support educational activities and programs that encourage academic excellence for all students in the Norwell public schools.
Sharon Public School administrators, faculty, parents, students, and community members may apply for funding in support of enrichment projects and professional development that benefit the school community.
WFEE offers three grant programs for individuals and collaborative groups: education grants, professional development grants and student innovation grants.
Education Grants for Connecticut
Fund specific, one-time needs or ideas which will improve education in underserved communities in Hartford.
Supports educational programs for all citizens of Durham and Middlefield. Grants should focus on innovation, excellence and creativity for citizens of any age. Grants usually range from $200 to $3,000.
The Foundation's goal is to support learning innovation and to promote learning excellence in the Groton community. By pooling donated money, the Foundation is able to provide teachers, librarians, and other educators with readily accessible resources to pilot learning projects and to help develop new learning processes.
Supports innovative educational projects, enrichment programs and other educational initiatives that inspire learning and achievement and would not typically be supported by regular governmental funding.
funds projects and programs which augment and enrich the curriculum and programs already in place or that bring new educational opportunities to the town’s residents and do not supplant programs traditionally funded by the district, state or federal budgets. Grant awards range from $500 to $10,000.
Offers funding to K-12 students/teachers, including workshops for aeronautics and aerospace and STEM-related activities.
Offers grants to educators and others that will facilitate and reward innovative approaches to learning and to the development of North Stonington School District students and the community.
The grants and programs allow educators to improve the quality of public education above and beyond the conventional curriculum, identifying and addressing needs, challenges, and concerns unique to their students.
Provides funding for educational enrichment programs and helps improve the quality of public education above and beyond conventional curriculum funded by local, state and federal sources.
Awards grants designed to support programs, projects and activities that enhance creativity and/or harness the use of technology in order to expand educational opportunities for Weston students and residents.
Intended to benefit students and enable teachers to enhance and enrich educational programs, and encourage superlative instruction and creative, innovative curriculum development.
Education Grants for Rhode Island
Awards grants to nonprofit organizations that enhance civic engagement by supporting science and education based initiatives, environmental programs, social services, as well as culture and arts in an effort to strengthen and enrich our communities. Focus on the Greater Boston Area, Middlesex, and Suffolk Counties and Rhode Island. Grants range from $10,000 to multi-million dollar commitments.
Grant applications are welcome from any faculty or staff member within the Barrington School District. Collaboration across classrooms, grades, and schools is highly encouraged.
Provides grant funding to teachers and staff in the Bristol Warren Regional School District for innovative, high-quality programs that enhance and enrich students' educational experience, and that are outside the scope of existing school budgets.
Fund specific, one-time needs or ideas which will improve education in underserved communities in Providence.
Education Grants for New Hampshire
Their goal is to strive for excellence in education by creating opportunities for educators to “push the envelope” by piloting cutting edge programs and innovative teaching practices that advance the curriculum goals of the district. The average grant award is between $1,000 and $4,000.
The NH Robotics Education Development Program funds eligible public schools or chartered public schools for the purpose of financing the establishment of a robotics team and its participation in competitive events.
Education Grants for Vermont
Grants to improve equitable access to the education and training pathways that lead to Vermont’s most promising jobs. Range from $1,500 to over $100,000 (for systems development or systemic change efforts).
Grants are awarded to support educational programs, local food initiatives, land conservation for public use, environmental protection, social services, cultural resources, and historic preservation. Priority is given to small, community-based organizations. Most grant awards range from $5,000 to $10,000.
Education Grants for Maine
Grants for ideas that will enrich the learning experiences of students and foster creativity and innovation.
Assist institutions in supporting more effective teaching and learning and/or controlling costs.
Foundation grants are intended to further creativity, innovation and excellence in the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel public schools. The ultimate goal of EFKA grants is to stimulate student learning. Grant amounts have varied from $200 to $20,000.
Supports academics, athletics, and the arts throughout the Falmouth, Maine Community.
Support programs that encourage a thirst for knowledge, respect for the community, and responsible citizenship.
The Libra Foundation, based in Portland, Maine, was created by Elizabeth Noyce in 1989 and has made significant contributions to worthy causes throughout the State of Maine. In most cases, grants will not exceed $25,000.
Supports innovation and excellence in the RSU 35 school districts with programs and teaching practices that enhance students’ learning experiences.
STEM4ME grants encourage students and teachers to "think outside the box" to create real-world solutions to problems in areas such as renewable energy, ecology, robotics, and sustainable food production. Strongly encourages programs that incorporate mentorship by experienced educators, close alignment with the needs of Maine businesses, and links to existing programs at Maine's colleges and universities. Awards up to $3,000.
Grants are awarded for the purpose of supporting innovative and creative initiatives that will enhance the curriculum for students in grades K-12 of the Scarborough public schools.
Promotes and enhances educational excellence by generating independent funding for innovative educational projects, enrichment programs and other creative educational initiatives that fall outside the standard budget and support the curriculum.
A list of grants opportunities from the Department of Defense.
A grant-finding resource wizard, dedicated to helping educators, schools, and institutions identify the funding they need in budget-tight times.
An invaluable resource with a comprehensive compilation of thousands of identified grant opportunities.
A database featuring current grants, funding opportunities, awards, contracts, and archived grants from foundations, corporations, federal, state, and local government funding sources.
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Offers a variety of grants, scholarships, and awards. Funding ranges from $1,500 to $24,000 and is available to help math teachers, prospective teachers, and other math educators improve the teaching and learning of mathematics.
A list of funding opportunities from the National Science Foundation, in categories including computer and information science and engineering, engineering, and environmental research and education,
A list of funding opportunities related to agriculture.
A list of funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Education.