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Lowe’s ToolBox for Education Grant for American Public Schools

The Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant supports public education by helping to close the funding gap facing many public schools. Each year, the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants program contributes more than $5 million to fund improvements at public schools in the United States.

Grant and fit with Makers Empire

The Lowes grant is for USA public schools. It offers a grant funding for projects ranging from $2000 – $5000 and can be used for school projects that fall into one of the categories:

1. tools for STEM programs

2. technology upgrades

3. facility renovations

4. safety improvements

This grant is a great fit with the award-winning Makers Empire 3D Learning Solution. You can upgrade the technology at your school with the purchase of a 3D printer and 3D technology fits perfectly into STEM learning initiatives. 

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Grant Dates

The spring 2018 grant cycle is now closed.  For those that applied, you can expect to be contacted via email in mid-May regarding the final status of your application.  The Fall 2018 grant cycle will be open for applications August 6, 2018.  

It is a good idea to prepare your school’s application early and have it ready to submit it as soon as applications opens, as Lowes has the right to close applications early once they have received 1500 applications.

Application Process 

If your school plans to submit for a grant to fund your investment in the Makers Empire 3D printing solution we have outlined the following application process steps. Please read over all steps before starting your application.

1) Review pre-application check list and application steps

a) Review the grant pre-application check list on the grant website – here

b) Review the steps required to submit an application – here

2) Learn about the Makers Empire 3D Learning Program

To successfully submit a grant you will need a solid understanding of the functions and benefits of the Makers Empire 3D Learning Program. The following videos and examples will provide you will a great overview of Makers Empire.

a) Watch the following short videos that give an overview of Makers Empire:

b) View our library of curriculum-aligned lesson plans, searchable by grade, subject, theme and language.

c) Watch examples of Makers Empire in the classroom:

d) See how to use Makers Empire’s lesson plans:

3) Request a quotation

If you decide to apply for The Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to fund your investment in a Makers Empire 3D Learning Solution, you must request a quote from us as quotations are required as part of the application process. One of our expert learning consultants will be touch to discuss your requirements. We will also provide supporting information for your grant submission. 

4) Submit your application

Once the grant opens, check and submit your application, including your quotation for your Makers Empire solution. Grant rounds can open and close within a short period of time so don’t delay getting your application in as soon as possible. We recommend having your completed application already prepared so that you can submit it as soon as the grant opens. 



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