or libraries in collaboration with museums, tribal and community organizations,
public school districts, and private/public elementary and secondary schools as
listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education
Statistics (NCES), academic and research institutions, and nonprofit charitable
organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the Internal Revenue
Organizations must provide the following to be considered for funding:
Operating budget for current fiscal
Proof of 501(c) (3) status
These documents should be
submitted electronically with the grant application.
Geographic ScopeNew Mexico.
Funding PriorityInnovative library services specifically in the areas of science,
technology, engineering, mathematics, (STEM) and the environment.
Eligible STEM Innovation grant requests include
programs or projects that:
- Provide students* developmentally appropriate opportunities to
grow an innate interest in STEM.
- Provide professional development opportunities that improve and
develop the content knowledge skills of the PreK-12 STEM teacher workforce and
- Develop, improve or expand programs, resources or curriculum
available in STEM classrooms and other learning environments. + (A request for
equipment will be considered eligible only if the equipment is integrated into
a project plan tied to a comprehensive STEM education effort.)
- Ensure students have the core competencies needed to pursue a
career or degree in STEM fields.
- Strengthen and expand opportunities for students to do and learn
science in after-school settings.
- Provide activities that support student application of classroom
STEM knowledge to real-life applications.
- Increase the number of/types of opportunities for students and
teachers to get to know positive, real-life individuals in STEM careers, making the
field more accessible.
*Students defined as school or
college students, teachers, caregivers, or life-long learners
When preparing your project budget,
please note that grant funds may not be used for:
hardware* (see Eligible Projects exception)
equipment*, or office furniture (see Eligible Projects exception)
that are not directly related to the project for which funding is sought
that are already part of the normal operating budget of the organization
with a potential conflict of interest
with proprietary elements, such as for-profit activities
political contributions, fund-raising events, or other similar activities
designed to influence legislation or intervene in political campaigns
endowments, challenge grants, matching funds, scholarships and the like
payments to members of the public
- Food or food service items
*Other restrictions may apply.
Other Important Information
The deadline for applications is November 30th.
Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. This
includes colleges, universities or other organizations with several
The grant funding range is from $3,000 – 5,000
over a one-year period.
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