Idaho National Laboratory opens application period for 2023 K-12 education grants

January 24, 2023

By INL Media Relations

INL News Release
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Jan. 24, 2023

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Idaho National Laboratory’s K-12 Education Program has opened the application period for its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) grants. INL will award grants on behalf of Battelle Energy Alliance, which operates the lab for the U.S. Department of Energy. 

INL’s K-12 STEM program cultivates Idaho’s education landscape by leveraging partnerships and resources to grow science, technology, engineering and math opportunities for all. The program seeks to align future workforce needs with STEM education in Idaho. Over the past decade, INL has awarded nearly $5 million to support STEM education in Idaho. 

The grant application period is open Jan. 24 through Feb. 28. More details and grant applications can be found at stem.inl.gov.  

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INL’s K-12 education grants provide science, technology, engineering and math opportunities for all.

Gov. C.L. ‘Butch’ and First Lady Lori Otter INL/BEA STEM Impact Grant

One $15,000 STEM Impact Grant, named in recognition of the legacy of STEM education support in Idaho by the former governor and first lady, will be presented to a team of educators. Partnering with community, business or industry is encouraged. 

The grant provides full or partial support for an innovative, collaborative and sustainable STEM project that integrates STEM concepts into a school and has a demonstrable impact on Idaho students. 

Classroom Grant

K-12 Classroom Grants are available for Idaho teachers and administrators to improve student understanding of and learning experiences in STEM. This grant seeks proposals that support innovative student-centered projects and experiential learning in the classroom. Grant requests vary, with a maximum award of $2,000. The funding should be used to cover project materials and equipment. 

Family and Community Engagement Grant

Family and Community Engagement Grants are designed to support publicly funded and nonprofit organizations. Up to $750 is available to selected applicants wishing to host a “grab and go” or virtual community event focused on raising awareness about STEM education and career options. The event could focus specifically on math or science, or it could celebrate STEM in general. 

STEM Equity Grant

STEM Equity Grants are designed to support programs that serve underrepresented populations of pre-K-12 students. Both formal and informal educators serving historically underrepresented students in STEM education and careers are eligible for this award. Targeted groups include girls, rural and remote students, racial ethnic minority students and economically disadvantaged students in Idaho. 

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Posted January 24, 2023

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