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
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