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STEAM Power WV Grant Program

Grants to West Virginia PreK-12 Schools and
Nonprofits to Integrate the Arts and STEM

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West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) - West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) and Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/16/18 Postmarked


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Grants of up to $7,500 to West Virginia PreK-12 schools and nonprofit organizations for projects that integrate arts and STEM disciplines in an educational context. Funding may be used for supplies, material, artist and professional fees, and project-related travel.

Applicants are invited to join the West Virginia Division of Culture and History as it encourages the integration of Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), putting STEAM into the state’s classrooms and arts education programs.

What is STEAM Power WV?

STEAM Power WV is an innovative grant program that supports education initiatives for PK-12 students in West Virginia. Partnering with the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History encourages schools and arts organizations to integrate arts with STEM disciplines in their curriculum and educational programming.

STEAM projects explore the intersections between STEM and the arts, encouraging innovation, creative problem solving, critical thinking, interdisciplinary teamwork and other aptitudes that are critical to 21st Century college and career readiness.

Eligible Activities and Expenses:
-Eligible expenses include contracted artist/professional fees, travel, materials and/or supplies.
-All expenses must relate directly to the proposed project.

Priority will be given to projects that:
-Build collaborations among classroom teachers, teaching artists, and STEM professionals
-Thoroughly integrate arts and STEM learning activities and objectives
-Include hands-on and problem-solving activities
-Are innovative, creative and collaborative
-Include a strong evaluation component
-Can be documented and are replicable
-Take place in schools
-Take place in underserved areas or among student populations with limited access to STEM and/or arts education projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183500

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $7,500

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

PreK-12 schools (public and private) and organizations holding a 501(c)3 determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service may apply. Educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math as well as those involved in the arts are encouraged to develop these projects.

Pre-Application Information:

A cash match of at least one-third of the total grant award must be provided. (For example: a $7,500 grant requires a match of at least $2,500; a $3,000 grant requires a match of at least $1,000, etc.)

The application postmark deadline is July 16, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Jim Wolfe
(304) 558-0240

West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Culture Center
Attn: Jim Wolfe, Arts Section 
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia