Grant and Funding Opportunities

  1. Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grants (
    Community Innovation Grants support communities to use problem-solving processes that lead to more effective, equitable and sustainable solutions. Think of it as civic R&D, allowing communities to develop and test new solutions to community challenges.
  2. Donors Choose (
    A website with the mission to “make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving the nation closer to one where students in every community have tools and experiences they need for a great education".
  3. Federal Grants (
    Apply for federal grants using this website. Although some of these grants might be more difficult to obtain because they are very competitive, working with other entities to apply for some of these funds can have success within your community.
  4. North Dakota Career and Technical Education (
    NDCTE publishes grant opportunities on this website yearly for schools to take advantage of when implementing STEAM or STEM curriculum which would be perfect for a SmartLab. Some of the grant opportunities are matching grants.
  5. Small, Rural School Achievement Program (
    The purpose of the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program is to provide Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with financial assistance to fund initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement. LEAs are entitled to funds if they meet basic eligibility and application requirement. Awards are issued annually, and award amounts are determined using a formula.
  6. Teacher Geek (
    Website that helps schools specifically locate STEAM grant opportunities for North Dakota from private sector foundations and donations.

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