INL opens application period for 2021 K-12 Education grants
Idaho National Laboratory’s K-12 Education Program has opened the application period for its STEM grants. These grants are available to Idaho educators in regions 5 and 6. INL will award grants on behalf of Battelle Energy Alliance, which operates INL for the U.S. Department of Energy.
INL’s K-12 Education Program looks to cultivate the eastern Idaho STEM landscape by leveraging partnerships and resources to grow STEM opportunities for all. The program seeks to align future workforce needs with STEM education in eastern Idaho. Over the past decade, INL has awarded nearly $5 million to support STEM education in Idaho.
More details and all grant applications can be found at stem.inl.gov.
Gov. C.L. ‘Butch’ And First Lady Lori Otter INL/BEA STEM Impact Grant: Applications Open Dec. 16, 2020 – Feb. 1, 2021
One $15,000 STEM Impact Grant, named in recognition of the legacy of STEM education support in Idaho by former governor and first lady Otter, will be presented to a team of educators. Partnering with community, business or industry is encouraged.
The grant will provide full or partial support for an innovative, collaborative and sustainable STEM project that will integrate STEM concepts into a school and have demonstrable impact on eastern Idaho students.
Classroom Grant: Applications Open Dec. 16, 2020 - Feb. 1, 2021
K-12 Classroom Grants are available for eastern Idaho teachers and administrators to apply for funding to improve student understanding of and learning experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This grant seeks proposals that support innovative student-centered projects and experiential learning at the classroom level. Grant requests vary, with a maximum award of $2,000. The funding should be used to cover needed project materials and equipment.
Community STEM and Career Awareness Grant: Applications Open Dec. 16, 2020 – Feb. 1, 2021
Community STEM and Career Awareness 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 STEM 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: Applications Open Dec. 16, 2020 – Feb. 1, 2021
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.
Public-Private-Partnership Proposals: Applications Open Dec. 16, 2020-March 31, 2021
INL’s K-12 Education program is seeking applications to fund K-12 education projects through its P3 (public-private-partnership) initiative. Support will be given to projects aligned to INL’s mission, K-12 education program goals, and workforce development needs. INL's Education Program values diversity, equity and inclusion and special consideration is given to proposals addressing these values.
INL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that performs work in each of DOE’s strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science and environment. INL is the nation’s center for nuclear energy research and development. Day-to-day management and operation of the laboratory is the responsibility of Battelle Energy Alliance.