With the tax cap for the upcoming school year (2016-2017) at close to zero percent, science and technology projects may be difficult to fund. Government and private grants can provide the funds to bridge the gap. Below are some grants to consider:
This is a competitive grant program intended to increase academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by supporting and enhancing the content knowledge and instructional practices for teachers of mathematics and science. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) departments in institutions of higher education are at the core of an innovative comprehensive systems approach to improve efforts for teaching and learning in mathematics and science
Teacher scholarships and classroom grants are available for up to $500 for classroom materials or professional development.
Grant amount range from $20,000 to $75,000 in a one-year period.
Funding to STEM education outreach activities for students as well as multiple partnership programs. Grants are up to $500,000 and submissions can be sent in on an ongoing basis.
This is a highly competitive grant application process. Grants are $2,000 or $5,000, and submission deadlines are February 1, June 1, and October 15. Grant applicants must be NEA members.
They have many grant opportunities through a number of partnerships they are associated with, including a partnership with Verizon to offer middle schools an opportunity to apply for a two-year grant. Schools must demonstrate a Free and Reduced Lunch Program eligible student population of 70% or greater
Grants are for 6-12 grade teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed twice a year – August 1st and February 1st each year.
Shari Diamond, CIA
Shari has been with Cerini & Associates, LLP since 2008 where she works primarily with the firm’s school district clients providing internal audit and claims audit services. She has over twenty years’ experience performing internal audits, risk assessments, and compliance reviews, as well as recommending processes to strengthen the internal controls environment while increasing efficiencies. Her prior experience at PWC and Northrop Grumman included performing Information Technology audits.