The Center for Creativity at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit is pleased to offer regional districts the opportunity to apply for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) grants. Funded by the Grable and Benedum Foundations, the grants are available to schools in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Beaver, Butler, and Westmoreland counties. STEAM encourages a commitment to creativity, contextual thinking, and other aptitudes deemed critical to college and career readiness demands of the 21st Century. The Center for Creativity supports endeavors that strive toward achieving these goals in innovative and creative ways.
If you wish to be considered for a STEAM grant please complete the attached Request for Proposal. This year we will be awarding grants up to $20,000. Considered grant proposals must include an integrated approach that truly embodies STEAM learning in a meaningful manner. The focus, once again, is on creating spaces and places where STEAM concepts can thrive and serve as a model for other districts.
Proposals must be submitted electronically and received by May 2, 2014, with the expectation that projects will commence early in the 2014-2015 school year. You will be notified of your grant status by June 6, 2014.
Districts may submit multiple applications, but only one grant will be awarded per district. Please feel free to disseminate this RFP to teachers and administrators.
General Grant Information
Purpose of Grant Program: To support school districts located in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland counties as they integrate science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) into K-12 public schools in an innovative and engaging manner.
Grant Directions: To apply for a grant, please complete and submit this form. Acknowledgement of your application will be sent upon receipt. If you have any questions about this form or the application process, please E-mail: Megan Cicconi at email@example.com or Paul Cindric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your proposal must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 2, 2014.
Grant Amount: $20,000 maximum
Grant Submission: Press the submit button on page 4 of the application, from the following link: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=6sCAXVMjiuvAstRahRduoA.
Grant Criteria: Projects will be reviewed based on the STEAM Grant Rubric Categories indicated on page 4 of the application. For inspiration and to review previous grant recipients, please visit the Center for Creativity at tinyurl.com/AIUSTEAM2014.