STEM Grants and Additional Funding Types
See what funding options may be available to cover the costs of your PLTW STEM program implementation.
STEM Grants for Your School
Grants can be used when first implementing a PLTW program to cover a variety of costs including participation fees, professional development, and equipment and supplies.
“We try to make sure that we have some redundancy in our training and a variety of teachers who are qualified to teach programs, so we use Perkins Funding for that.”
“This (allowed us) to show teachers how you can get at those high stakes standards and those critical skills that students need, while still laying into some creative thinking and letting kids kind of play with their learning a little bit.”
“There are always opportunities for funding out there. From the local level to the state level, adults and companies are looking to promote a growth mindset in students, as well as the work at their own company. Look outside the school for assistance in all areas.”
Available Funding Types for Your School
More than ever before, there is a broad spectrum of funding resources available to support schools’ many needs. Funding from federal education, corporate partners, and granting agencies create a collection of resources schools can access and combine to help support their students and to help them close learning gaps.
We're here to help you identify resources and build your plan. Explore the information below to understand what’s available to fuel your investment.
We work with companies and foundations across the U.S. to provide school grant opportunities to implement or expand PLTW programs.
American Rescue Plan (ARP)
The significant funds from this federal plan provide a unique opportunity for innovation, equity, and access within your school and district. The highly flexible funds are available to you for a variety of purposes.
There are a variety of federal funds that are available to help you build the learning experience your students deserve. Explore our resources to discover all you can make possible.
Local and State Funding
Local partnerships are valuable resources to support your plan. They can help with initial funding, but also with program sustainability, local buy-in, implementation, and student opportunities, as you ensure support for your program.
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What you need to know about applying.
- Our grant cycle is July 1 to June 30.
- Schools may submit one application per PLTW program each grant cycle.
- We make grants throughout the year. We award many grants at the end of the fall semester and early spring semester, while other grants are awarded on a rolling basis.
- We recommend submitting during the fall semester in order for your school’s application to be considered for as many grants as possible.
- PLTW keeps applications on file until June 30 of each year, so we may consider schools for more than one grant opportunity throughout the grant cycle.
The American Rescue Plan (ARP)
ARP provides never-before funding that schools can use to build the experience students deserve. These funds are available to you for a variety of purposes, including any use of current federal funds such as ESEA and Perkins. Eligible expenditures include PLTW's PreK-12 STEM curriculum that provides all students with career awareness. See additional eligible uses for ARP funds below.
There are a variety of federal funds that are available to help you build the learning experience your students deserve. Explore the following resources to discover all you can make possible.
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