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Grants to Alabama and Florida Nonprofits and Schools in Eligible Regions for Educational STEM Programs

2023-2024 ACCELerator Grants Program


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Funding Source
Gulf Coast Chapter (GCC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: AlabamaFlorida

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/06/23 4:30 PM CDT Save

Grant Description
Grants to Alabama and Florida nonprofit organizations and schools in eligible regions for educational programs in science technology, engineering, and math. The purpose of the program is to promote student interest in STEM. Eligible programs are those that benefit students in the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Gulf Coast Chapter service area.

New this year, introducing an ACCEL “Booster” Grant for $1,000 each that will be funded directly via industry partner sponsorship. All ACCEL grant applicants will have an opportunity to present rationale for the award of a $1,000 Booster grant, which will be in addition to their basic ACCEL grant, should they be selected. Only a limited number of Booster grants will be available, and it is intended to award them to the highest scoring basic grant awardees.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applications will be accepted from local schools and from tax exempt/non-profit organizations seeking to advance math and science learning for local children.

Additional Geographic Information:

Service area:

Pre-Application Information
ACCEL grant applications will be accepted by email until close-of-business (4:30 p.m. CDT) on Friday, October 6, 2023.

A NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter committee selects the most deserving projects and the recipients are notified a few weeks later.

Estimated Size of Grant
ACCEL Grants are limited to $1,500 per applicant. There will also be the option to submit for an additional $1,000 “Booster” if you feel your project might require additional funds.

Contact Information
Submit applications to: Application Submittal Deadline to: Ben Osborne,

Direct Questions to:
Mike Ruff (850) 585-2934
Ben Osborne (850) 362-6920

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