Classroom Grant Program
Creating new, sustainable STEM learning projects
Beginning in 2021, the Ohio STEM Learning Network and Battelle launched a new grant opportunity for K-12 STEM classrooms in Ohio.
The goal of the Ohio STEM Learning Network STEM Classroom Grant is to foster the creation of new, sustainable STEM education programming in classrooms by investing directly in our K-12 teachers and administrators. Thanks to philanthropic funding from Battelle, more than 300 projects have been awarded up to $5,000 through the program.
- New in 2023: Each educator may only apply for one grant under this program.
- Eligible applicants are teachers or school administrators in public, charter, or independent STEM schools, grades K through 12.
- The applicant’s school must be located in Ohio.
- Awards must be made to an organization or fiscal agent that is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3) or a governmental agency. A current and signed W9 must be submitted with the application.
- The award will be a one-time grant for either $2,500 or $5,000, as selected by the applicant.
- Funds may not be used for furniture, cash, gift cards, salary, food, general office supplies not related to STEM activities, or sports. Travel may be included but may not be greater than 20% of the total budget.
- All items purchased with the grant funds are property of the school and must stay with the school if the grantee (i.e., the applying teacher) departs.
- Funds must be spent by June 1, 2024.
- Grantees will be required to complete an online Student Impact Report, which includes providing:
- an explanation of how the funds were used,
- a summary of the educators supported and students impacted by the grant,
- a brief description of the implementation of the project and
- at least one photograph.