The STEM Teacher Recruitment Grant Program provides a funding opportunity for non-profit organizations to develop or expand a program that recruits individuals into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teaching pathway. The program prioritizes recruitment programs that recruit teachers into public school districts in underserved areas.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Eligible applicants for the STEM Teacher Recruitment Grant Program are non-profit organizations that will develop or expand a program that recruits individuals into a STEM teaching pathway. Applicants that develop or expand STEM teaching pathways for public school districts in underserved areas with high populations of students that are disadvantaged, or high need shall be prioritized. Applicants must be able to demonstrate at least two years of successful efforts in teacher recruitment efforts.
A total of $2,850,000 is available. It is expected that one, highly qualified recipient will be selected. The grant will be awarded on a one-time basis. Funds will be disbursed in two equal payments, one payment occurring by May 31, 2022, and the second payment occurring after demonstration of acceptable progress by approximately May 31, 2024.
Project Period and Other Requirements
The project time period will begin on May 16, 2022 and concludes on April 30, 2026. Mandatory reporting requirements have been established and progress payments of grant funds are dependent on the grant recipient submitting necessary reports. Before any release of funds, the grant recipient must execute a Grant Agreement with the Office of Public School Construction.
Eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate non-profit status. Acceptable documents include an IRS 501 (c)(3) determination letter or Articles of Incorporation showing the entity is organized as a California nonprofit public benefit corporation.
Eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate at least two years of successful efforts in teacher recruitment efforts.
Applicants must do business in the State of California and operate the grant services from a California location. Use of the Grant funds is allowable statewide, and must serve more than one school district.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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