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K-12 STEM Engagement Grants and Informal Education Grants

Grants to Idaho Affiliates of the Funding
Source for K-12 STEM Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC)

Conf. Date:

11/13/18

Deadline Date:

01/11/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Idaho affiliates of the Funding Source, in collaboration with libraries, schools, and community organizations, for hands-on projects to engage K-12 students in STEM subjects. Priority is given to projects serving rural, underrepresented, first-generation, low-income, or female students. SGC is especially interested in projects that focus on students in 4th through 12th grade.

The goal of this grant program is to create opportunities for Idaho K-12 students to engage with STEM subjects through hands-on or other experience-based programs. This year, ISGC is particularly interested in anything celebrating the Apollo program.

K-12 STEM Engagement projects can focus on activities such as competitions, camps, mentoring, outreach, or other projects that happen either in or out of school– as long as the proposed project aligns with the intent of the grant and benefits multiple students. All proposed projects must align with one or more of the goals of the NASA ISGC, which can be found on the ISGC website.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184491

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no minimum proposal amount. The maximum ISGC contribution is $25,000.

Term of Contract:

There is no minimum project period. However, all projects funded through the K-12 STEM Engagement Grant Program must be completed no later than June 1, 2020. No-cost-extensions to extend a project past June 1, 2020 will not be permitted.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

ISGC affiliate institutions, in collaboration with schools, libraries, community centers, and/or other community organizations or businesses, may apply. Please see the ISGC website for a list of affiliate organizations. The ISGC currently has 23 affiliates representing colleges and universities, government, nonprofits, and professional organizations from across the state.

If you would like to apply and do not have a contact at an ISGC affiliate organization, please contact ISGC via email for assistance in developing a partnership.

All ISGC grants are federal funds and as such there are many expenses which are non-allowable regardless of
whether the expense is an ISGC request or cost share. The follow are some common examples of nonallowable
expenses:

- Non U.S. citizens cannot be paid or have their volunteer time cost shared. Their travel expenses (hotel, per
diem, airfare, etc.) cannot be paid or cost shared.
- Overload pay is not allowed, which means:

- Any person who is already employed full time cannot be paid using grant funds.
- A person who is employed full time cannot cost share volunteer time during their normal work hours (however volunteer hours outside of normal work hours can be cost shared).
- A person who is employed full time may be able to cost share a portion of their normal salary proportionate with the amount of their normal hours they will spend on the project. Higher education faculty and staff will need to have the appropriate %FTE available and staff from other organizations should provide an approval letter from a financial administrator.
- A person who is on an academic year contract may be eligible for summer pay or to contribute cost share.

- Capital outlay (i.e., items that are nonexpendable, tangible, and have a useful life of one year or more and/or the cost of purchase and setup equals or exceeds $5,000) is not allowed.
- Purchases of items considered “souvenirs” (e.g., trophies, medals, t-shirts, etc.) are not allowed.
- Purchases of food are mostly not allowed. Certain exceptions exist such as per diem during travel.
- Indirect costs for higher education institutions are limited to the federally negotiated rate of the institution. Proposals submitted by University of Idaho must use 45.3% as the indirect rate.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The ISGC will hold two pre-proposal teleconferences for proposers. Although ISGC staff will be able to answer questions during the teleconferences, sending the questions in advance is greatly appreciated. Please email any questions to ISGC and the staff will address them during the teleconference. The teleconference dates are:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 3:30 PM Pacific Time
- Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/349531810
- Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16468769923,,349531810# or +16699006833,,349531810#
- Or Telephone: +1 669 900 6833
- Meeting ID: 349 531 810

Tuesday, November 13, at 4:00 PM Pacific Time
- Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/556219227
- Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,556219227# or +16468769923,,556219227#
- Or Telephone: US: +1 669 900 6833
- Meeting ID: 556 219 227

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals are due on Friday, January 11, 2019 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

All ISGC grants require a non-federal cash or in-kind match equal to the amount requested.

All proposers and collaborators must have approval from their organization to submit their proposal. Approval may come from research/grant offices, financial administrators, or whoever has the authority to make financial decisions in the organization.

ISGC mission and goals: https://www.idahospacegrant.org/our-mission-and-goals

Contact Information:

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

Grant proposals should be submitted via email to isgc@uidaho.edu.

NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1026
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1026

Phone: 208-885-4934
Fax: 208-885-1399

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho