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      Funding Sources for Adding Tech to Your Classroom

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Dec 2, 2020
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      With the plethora of technology options out there (hardware, software, web applications, STEM tools, etc), it can all look exciting and you might even visualize how your students will benefit from the innovative tech available. But more often than not, the “dream” classroom rarely meshes with the “reality” budget. Fortunately, awards, crowdfunding, grants, and programs have made outfitting classrooms with state-of-the-art tech a reality for many educators.

      A valuable source for finding various federal grants is Grants.gov, which also has a handy mobile app for grant alerts. Educators can search grants by category, funding, eligibility, and agency. Beyond federal grant programs are the resources below that you can look into, including opportunities with deadlines for 2021. Many are focused on the integration of tech and/or STEM products, materials, and resources. So, get started and explore by clicking on any source. Your “dream classroom” can happen.


      Crowdfunding, Donors, Ongoing Grants, & Mini-Grants


      The Awesome Foundation

      Beckman Coulter Foundation Grant

      Brown Rudnick Center Community Grant

      Digital Wish

      Donors Choose

      Farrell Family Foundation Grant

      Go Fund Me

      Livingtree Give

      Lockheed Martin Grant

      Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Grant

      Reiman Foundation Grant


      Grants with Deadlines

      Educators of America MicroGrant Program Grant applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October)

      Innovative Technology Education Fund IT Grant Innovation Grants accepted through January 31, 2021

      American Honda Foundation Grants Deadline for new organization submissions is February 1

      Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant Program Inquiry forms due February 1, 2021

      Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution Grants Cycle 2 opens March 15 & closes July 15

      Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant Application Application due March 1, 2021

      NCTM Grants — Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning Through the Use of Tools and Technology Grant Application due May 1, 2021

      Lemelson-MIT Program InventTeam grant Initial application deadline is June 4, 2021

      Future of School Innovative Educator Prize Proposals are accepted for 6-8 weeks between March – May. Sign up for submission notifications.

      ASM Materials Education Foundation K-12 Education Grants Application deadline is May 25, 2021

      Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Funding


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