Got a great idea for an Environmental STEM school project? Need supplies for an EE lesson you’re planning for your class? Thinking about a renewable energy project for your school? How about solar oven materials for the Cook-Off Competition or start up supplies for your classroom Marker Space? MEEC’s Mini Grant Program may be able to help!
For a limited time, MEEC is accepting proposals for environmental and STEM education school project and material mini-grants. Interested teachers should complete the attached application by detailing desired materials, the project/materials’ environmental component and how the project will address educational standards. Eligible projects must demonstrate the following:
- An environmental connection/correlation
- Correspond with current Common Core and/or Next Generation Science Standards
The application must also contain a detailed timeline for project implementation and a budget or cost breakout based on the applicant’s research of actual material costs, including shipping and handling, if applicable. Labor costs and food items are not eligible for funding. Projects must be implemented/materials must be used in classrooms located in the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, the Antelope Valley or the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County. Applicants must also teach within these same jurisdictions.
Funded projects must be completed/purchased by May 25, 2018. Average grant amount will vary from $100 to $500, but may be higher. Individual award amounts to be determined by MEEC. Only one grant will be awarded per teacher per school year.