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STEM Innovation Grant

Grants to New Mexico Libraries to Improve
Services for STEM and Environmental Disciplines

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New Mexico Library Foundation (NMLF)

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Grants ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 to New Mexico libraries to improve library services related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the environment. Libraries may work in collaboration with museums, schools, academic and research institutions, and nonprofits.

Eligible STEM Innovation grant requests include programs or projects that:

-Provide students with developmentally appropriate opportunities to grow an innate interest in STEM. Students are defined as school or college students, teachers, caregivers, or life-long learners.

-Provide professional development opportunities that improve and develop the content knowledge skills of the Pre-K-12 STEM teacher workforce and teacher instruction.

-Develop, improve or expand programs, resources or curriculum available in STEM classrooms and other learning environments. (A request for equipment will be considered eligible only if the equipment is integrated into a project plan tied to a comprehensive STEM education effort.)

-Ensure students have the core competencies needed to pursue a career or degree in STEM fields.

-Strengthen and expand opportunities for students to do and learn science in after-school settings.

-Provide activities that support student application of classroom STEM knowledge to real-life applications.

-Increase the number of/types of opportunities for students and teachers to get to know positive, real-life individuals in STEM careers, making the field more accessible.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167350

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant funding range is from $3,000 – 5,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are made for a one-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are individual libraries, or libraries in collaboration with museums, tribal and community organizations, public school districts, and private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), academic and research institutions, and nonprofit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service.

When preparing your project budget, please note that grant funds may not be used for:
-Computer hardware
-Construction, equipment, or office furniture
-Expenses that are not directly related to the project for which funding is sought
-Salaries that are already part of the normal operating budget of the organization
-Pass-through funding
-Projects with a potential conflict of interest
-Projects with proprietary elements, such as for-profit activities
-Lobbying, political contributions, fund-raising events, or other similar activities designed to influence legislation or intervene in political campaigns
-Donations, endowments, challenge grants, matching funds, scholarships and the like
-Direct payments to members of the public
-Food or food service items

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018.

Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. This includes colleges, universities, or other organizations with several departments/outreach programs.

Contact Information:

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

Direct questions to:

Olivia Baca, Grants Coordinator

New Mexico Library Foundation
P.O. Box 30572
Albuquerque, NM 87190-0572

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico