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STEM Innovation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools in
Multiple States for K-12 STEM Programming

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Colocation America

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Deadline Date:

09/03/18 11:59 PM PST


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Grants of up to $7,500 to California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and schools to develop and integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education opportunities for K-12 youth. The goal of this program is to encourage more students to consider a career in a STEM field.

Applicants may be located in one of the following eligible metropolitan areas: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York City, as well as Connecticut and New Jersey.

The STEM Grant Selection Committee is looking to fund programs or projects that offer students:

- An innovative (i.e. unique) approach to learning STEM
- Developmentally-appropriate STEM curriculum and/or resources
- Activities that support a real-life application of STEM knowledge

Colocation America supports funding innovative pilot programs as well as long-proven STEM programs around the U.S.

Funds awarded through the grant may be used in the following ways:
- Tools/Equipment
- Stipends for Staff
- Field trips
- Travel expenses (e.g. buses)
- Curriculum Development and/or Curriculum Purchase
- Professional Development

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181110

Number of Grants:

4-10 grants will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The max awarded will be $7,500.

Term of Contract:

Funds must be utilized no later than December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Organizations:

- Nonprofit Charitable Organizations classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service.
- Public School Districts, Private/Public Elementary, and/or Secondary Schools with STEM-specific programming.

The following are not supported by this grant: meals, refreshments, and conference fees.

Pre-Application Information:

- Initial Contact Period: May 7, 2018 – June 15, 2018
- Proposal Application Online: June 18, 2018
- Proposal Deadline: 11:59 PM PST on September 3, 2018
- Awardees Announced by September 21, 2018, with funds received in October 2018

For those interested in talking to Colocation America about the program proposal prior to submission, please reach out during the “Initial Contact Period” by sending an email to the address below. Staff will be happy to schedule a time for you to talk to one of the STEM Grant Selection Committee members. Please note, Colocation America will do its best to talk to everyone but slots are limited.

All proposals will be, first, reviewed by an internal committee who will determine the finalist. Those finalists will then be reviewed by the Colocation America STEM Grant Selection Committee. Each proposal is reviewed and scored based on a rubric.

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

To schedule a call during the initial contact period, please email

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Los Angeles,San Francisco;   Connecticut;   Florida: Miami;   Illinois: Chicago;   Massachusetts: Boston;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Pennsylvania: Philadelphia