Deadline Looms for $5,000 STEM and Tech Grants

STEM Grants: Toolbox for Education

Educators and parent groups have less than three weeks to apply for $2,000 to $5,000 grants from the Lowe's Small Toolbox for Education grant program. The focus for the 2017–2018 funding cycle is school improvement centered on one of four areas: technology upgrades, STEM programs, facilities improvements and safety enhancements.

The program, funded through the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, has provided more than $54 million to schools to date. Over the last 12 funding cycles, more than 12,000 schools have received funding from the foundation.

For this year's funding cycle, there will be a maximum of 1,500 applications accepted, so it's possible the grant program will close sooner than its formal deadline of Sept. 29. Complete application details can be found at

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 29-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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