Mini-Grant Application

The Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Initiative mini-grant program supports STEM education projects and programs throughout West Virginia that serve the PreK-12th grade student population.  In collaboration with the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, this grant program encourages educators (in both school and outside of school settings) to integrate STEM disciplines in their curriculum and educational programming. 

Through this grant program, applicants may request up to $3,000 to implement or expand a STEM education project or program.

Applications may be submitted electronically to krista.k.cox@wv.gov by November 6, 2017.

Applications submitted by mail must be post marked by November 6, 2017. A Word and PDF version of the application are linked below:

STEM Mini-Grant Application_Fall_Winter 2017.docxSTEM Mini-Grant Application_Fall_Winter 2017.docx 

STEM Mini-Grant Application_Fall_Winter 2017.pdfSTEM Mini-Grant Application_Fall_Winter 2017.pdf


Toyota USA Foundation 

The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education throughout the country by supporting innovative programs that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. The Foundation places priority on systemic math and science programs that are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curricula, "real-world" classroom applications, and high student expectations; creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; and cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success and relatively low duplication of effort. Grants are made to colleges and universities, vocational and trade schools and nonprofit organizations engaged in pre-collegiate math and/or science education. K-12 public and private schools are not eligible to apply.

Requests may be submitted at any time.

http://www.toyota.com/usa/community/grant-guidelines-applications


State Farm Companies Grants Program 

The State Farm Companies Grants Program is committed to meeting the needs of company communities in the U.S. and Canada. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies working in the areas of safety, community development, and education The Safe Neighbors category focuses on roadway safety, protecting homes, disaster preparedness, and personal financial security. The Strong Neighborhoods category focuses on affordable housing, homeownership, and sustainable communities. The K-12 Public Schools category focuses on teacher quality, service learning programs, and educational reform.

Grant requests are accepted at any time.

http://www.statefarm.com/aboutus/community/grants/company/company.asp


Free Classroom Materials from Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance provides free educational materials to people working with youth that promote respect and appreciation for diversity in the classroom and beyond. Free materials include VHS videos, DVDs, a magazine subscription, and posters available to K-12 classroom teachers, school librarians, school counselors, school administrators, professors of education, leaders of home school networks, youth directors at houses of worship, and employees of youth-serving non-profit organizations. Their magazine and curriculum kits have earned Oscar nominations, an Academy Award, and more than a dozen honors from the Association of Educational Publishers.

Ongoing deadline.

http://www.tolerance.org/teach/resources/index.jsp

 

Actuarial Foundation 

The Actuarial Foundation through its Advancing Student Achievement Mentoring program awards monetary grants to schools and groups throughout the United States and Canada. The basic requirement for schools or groups seeking funding is that they develop a viable mentoring program involving actuaries in the teaching of mathematics to children in private and public schools. Advancing Student Achievement is a grant program that brings together actuaries and educators in local classroom environments with the belief that interaction with real-world mentors will boost students' interest and achievement in math. The Actuarial Foundation can provide a local network of actuaries ready to participate, as well as suggestions on how to integrate math concepts from the workplace into the classroom. Groups applying for grants will be given wide latitude in designing programs that enhance learning and create a "love of math" in each student.

Ongoing deadline.

http://www.actuarialfoundation.org/programs/for_teachers.shtml

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