Review latest federal, private grants for STEM education

November 10, 2009

By hammersmith

Review latest federal, private grants for STEM education


National Science Foundation’s Innovations in Engineering Education, Curriculum and Infrastructure Grant.  Details here:


U.S. Department of Agriculture’s CSREES Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Grant.  Details here:


U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top Fund (ARRA) CFDA 84.395 Grant.  Details here:


The Qwest Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that generate high impact and measurable results through community-based programs, and supports programs and initiatives that build lasting value for Qwest customers and the communities the foundation serves.  Qwest for Education focuses on enriching the lives of children by supporting solid pre-K through 12 educational programs. Educating children is the cornerstone for building strong and enlightened communities. The foundation will consider programs that effectively use technology to improve pre-K through 12 public school instruction; promote innovative models to strengthen pre-K through 12 public school education; improve the skills and leadership of educators and parents; and promote innovative early childhood education programs.  Website: Link to RFP


Established by the American Psychiatric Foundation, a philanthropic and educational subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association, the Typical or Troubled? School Mental Health Education Grant Program provides funding to implement the Typical or Troubled? School Mental Health educational model in communities across the United States. Community organizations, high schools, and school districts are eligible to receive funding and training materials to implement the program. Typical or Troubled? is an educational program designed to help school personnel (teachers, coaches guidance counselors, etc.) raise their awareness of mental disorders in teens. The program focuses on promoting the importance of early recognition and treatment, recognizing the early warning signs of mental health problems, and encouraging action and appropriate referral to a mental health professional.  The Typical or Troubled? program includes a compendium of educational materials. These materials were developed in partnership with local high school personnel (e.g. teachers, school social workers, school counselors, parents, mental health professionals, and educators), and reviewed for medical accuracy. Some materials can be customized for local use to reflect pertinent community information and cultural competence. The educational presentation is designed to be presented by teachers, administrators, counselors, or school social workers in partnership with psychiatrists or other mental health professionals.  For program implementation at two to four high schools, a grant in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded; for implementation at five or more high schools, a grant in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded. Program education and training materials will be made available for the grant recipient’s use.  The application form will be available at the APF Web site in early October 2009. Website: Link to RFP