2018-19 STEAM Catalytic Grant Application
DEADLINE
Grant proposals are due by 11:59 pm on June 18, 2018
Grant Description
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s transformED is pleased to offer regional districts the opportunity to apply for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) Catalyst Grants of up to $16,500, funded by the Grable and Hillman Foundations. STEAM encourages a commitment to creativity, contextual thinking, and other aptitudes deemed critical to college and career readiness. transformED supports endeavors that strive toward achieving these goals in innovative and creative ways. Priority will be given to proposals that aim to increase STEAM opportunities to historically underrepresented communities. Considered grant proposals need to include an integrated approach that truly embodies STEAM learning in a meaningful manner.

The AIU will distribute up to 23 STEAM Catalyst Grants.

Grant Themes
Grant proposals should increase student learning opportunities around at least one of the following themes:

1. Coding Across the Curriculum
2. Promoting Equity in STEAM
3. Repurposing Space to Support Deeper Learning

Eligibility
Grants are open to public schools whose current free and reduced lunch rate is 50% or higher from the following western PA counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, and Westmoreland.
Virtual Information Sessions
Optional information sessions are available to provide further information about the grant proposal and an opportunity to ask questions that you may have.

May 10, 2018 (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
May 16, 2018 (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
May 29, 2018 (8:30-9:30 a.m.)
June 5, 2018 (8:30-9:30 a.m.)

Meetings can be accessed with a computer or phone via the following Zoom link: https://paiu.zoom.us/my/tylersamstag

Questions
Please contact Tyler Samstag (tyler.samstag@aiu3.net) with any questions.
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