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STEM Teacher Grant

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFCEA awards grants to K-12 schools in El Paso County, Pueblo, and surrounding communities for their STEM programs and classrooms.  The objective of AFCEA is to promote the advancement of technology-related programs in areas of importance to the future growth of humankind.  The intention is to encourage students to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology and mathematics.  

Teachers are awarded grants to purchase:

  • Supplies and other science or math-related materials

  • Hardware and/or software

  • Materials for upgrades to existing programs or to start new STEM programs

  • Science kits (robotics, cyber, etc.)

  • Projects deemed appropriate to further excellence in STEM

The criteria for these grants are:

  • Be an accredited school in El Paso County and surrounding communities, including Pueblo

  • Have STEM teachers identify an appropriate use of funds based on the areas listed above

  • Submit the attached application form with all seven areas fully completed no later than 10 May 24

  • After award, provide receipts verifying the grant was used for the approved purposes


No grant request is too small to fund, but typically we award grants in the $1,500 -$3,000 range.  Our goal is to positively impact as many students as possible.  To accomplish this we reward teachers across our community from elementary to high school.


Grant awards are not limited to one per school, so please encourage all STEM teachers to take advantage of this program.

Please contact education@rockymtn.afceachapters.org with questions.

STEM Grant Application: Text

STEM Grant Application

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

The application should include the following:

1. Details on how you intend to use the grant, what you will purchase and the benefits your school and students will receive.  Use as much space as required on a separate sheet to help us understand exactly how the grant will be used and the benefits you will obtain.  Grants are awarded for the following purposes:

  • Supplies, and other science or math-related materials

  • Hardware and/or software

  • Materials for upgrades to existing programs or to start new STEM programs 

  • Science kits (robotics, cyber, etc.)

  • Projects deemed appropriate to further excellence in STEM

2.  Expected cost by item. Itemized costs will allow for partial funding in situations where our AFCEA Chapter cannot fully fund your total project or needs.

3.  If applicable, describe any special circumstances associated with your request.  For instance, unexpected reduction in funding, emergency repairs/replacement of equipment or supplies, increase in students enrolled in science and math programs, etc.

Applications must be submitted no later than 10 May 24. Grants will be awarded at the UCCS STEM Days of Summer event in early June. 

Thanks for applying! We’ll be in touch soon.

STEM Grant Application: Job Application
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