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. Funding is intended to support innovative classroom projects that promote creativity and encourage students to learn. Funds may be used to purchase classroom supplies, equipment, and other items that would otherwise not be supported by the school or school district.
Stem Teacher Grants Program 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.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
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, textbooks, etc.)
- Food and/or refreshments
- Capital campaigns
- Equipment such as office machines, computers, tablets, phones, cameras, etc.
- Individual competitive teams (i.e., robotics)