Grant Details

STEM Acceleration Grant Opportunity (Indiana)

 
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    CFDA#

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Indiana Department of Education

    Summary

    STEM education encompasses four academic disciplines - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. STEM guides our vision of ensuring all K-12 Indiana students graduate with critical thinking skills. Indiana students must have access to a world-class STEM education necessary to compete in an innovation-driven economy. STEM will equip students with 21st century skills, preparing future generations of Hoosiers to thrive in STEM-related businesses and industries.


    For Fiscal Year 2020, the Indiana General Assembly appropriated funding to IDOE for STEM Program Alignment. Grant funds are to be used for research, surveys, and related staff support initiatives. These activities will develop recommendations to improve elementary and secondary student achievement and participation in STEM subjects throughout Indiana. Additionally, this will improve coordination among the various STEM programs.


    In order to achieve intended outcomes, IDOE will emphasize providing support to schools in implementing the three objectives outlined in the Indiana STEM Six-Year Strategic Plan. These include:

    • Improve STEM Instruction: 100 percent of Indiana K-12 teachers will be trained in problem/project/inquiry-based approaches to learning.
    • Scale Evidence-based STEM Curriculum in Classrooms: 100 percent of Indiana K-12 schools will implement integrated, evidence-based STEM curriculum.
    • Foster Early STEM Career Exposure: 100 percent of Indianas K-12 schools will create and sustain robust STEM related community partnerships in order to inform curriculum, instruction, and student experiences to encourage college and career readiness.

    Based on review using the grant rubric, priority in awarding funding shall be given to applications:

    • Serving students in grades K-12;
    • With adequate technological resources and supports already in place;
    • That provide equitable access to high-quality STEM education for all students in the applicable cohort (if multiple elementary or middle schools exist in the district, all schools at the identified level are included in the grant);
    • That provide a robust sustainability plan that includes scaling the impact of high-quality access to STEM education for all students in their district; and
    • That incorporates fostering community partnerships.
     

    History of Funding

    Previous awardees can be seen at https://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/wf-stem/indiana-stem-acceleration-grant-recipients.pdf

    Additional Information

    The grant will provide funding for programs impacting the 2020-2021 school year. Funds may be used for stipends, professional development/training, and the acquisition of instructional materials necessary to implement selected STEM curriculum. Additionally, funds may be used to increase school/community partnerships to provide early STEM career exposure for students. Funds are NOT to be used for any other purpose outside of support for the STEM Acceleration program and may NOT be used to fund employee salaries.

    Contacts

    Benjamin Carter

    Benjamin Carter
    South Tower, Suite 600 115 W. Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    (317) 232-9168¬
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are Indiana LEA's.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by November 22, 2019. A similar deadline is anticipated, annually.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary. Maximum award is $100,000.

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