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STEM Mini-Grants Program

Grants to Arizona K-12 Educators to
Enhance STEM Education in the Classroom

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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APS (Arizona Public Service Company) and Phoenix Suns Charities

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Arizona K-12 public and charter school educators to provide hands-on STEM learning opportunities within the funding source’s service area. These grants will support classroom projects that promote creativity and encourage students to learn. Funding can be used to purchase classroom supplies, equipment, and other items that would otherwise not be supported by the school or school district.

Review Criteria:
-An innovative approach to learning within the STEM subject areas
-Measurable, realistic goals to improve student achievement obtainable within the grant period
-An interdisciplinary approach that invites increased knowledge and application of STEM-related subjects
-Clearly-defined and valid objectives and outcomes
-Well-defined activities specifically related to the project goals
-An itemized, reasonable budget that relates back to the project
-A realistic evaluation demonstrating quantifiable results

Approved grants will be provided to the school or school district for distribution to the teacher recipient who will use the grant money in accordance with the approved budget. The sc​hool and/or school district are encouraged to continue the project after this funding expires.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155080

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded.

Term of Contract:

Project funds must be spent on designated budget items within the 2017-2018​ school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program is open to K-12 educators who teach in public and charter schools located in the APS service territory.

APS will not fund the following:
-School and/or school district responsibilities (i.e. salaries, stipends, text books, etc.)
-Food and/or refreshments
-Capital campaigns
-Equipment such as office machines, computers, tablets, phones, cameras, etc.
-Individual competitive teams (i.e., robotics)

Pre-Application Information:

-August 14, 2017: Application opens
-October 8, 2017: Application closes
-November 3, 2017: Applicants notified of decisions
-December 2017​: Funds disbursed​

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: APS Service Territory