TVA STEM Classroom Grant Guide

A great opportunity for schools

If your school is serviced by TVA across the Tennessee Valley you might like to apply for TVA’S STEM classroom grant

The TVA STEM Classroom Grant is sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (BVI, a TVA retiree organization) and is designed to fund STEM learning projects in classrooms and schools in the TVA service area.

This is a great opportunity for schools that are interested in establishing or strengthening their STEM program in the TVA service area.

Grant Aims and Objectives

The competitive grant program gives preference to applications that explore TVA’s primary areas of focus: energy, environment, economic and career development, and community problem solving. 

In addition, this year, educators can also apply for a grant to support pandemic response or virtual learning materials to assist in STEM education.

See examples of previously funded projects by the TVA STEM classroom grant as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Applications for the 2020-2021 program close October 16, 2020.

Fit with Makers Empire

Makers Empire Maker Package  is a great fit for this grant. Our Makers Empire Maker Package includes:

  • Online professional development and training for teachers
  • Easy to use 3D design tool designed for K-6 students
  • Teacher resources
  • Teacher dashboard for easy class management
  • In built assessment
  • 3D printers and filament
  • Designs tasks for remote/virtual learning
  • Ongoing support

See some great examples of school STEM projects you might like to use as inspiration for your own school project.

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Suggested Steps for Schools

  1. Review the grant website. It has lots of information about funding guidelines and helpful tips to help with your application. 
  2. Preview the grant application so you understand what is required.
  3. As part of your school’s online application you will be required to complete a budget excel spreadsheet template
  4. You will need to include a quote for Makes Empire in your budget so please request a quote via the form here and use ‘TVA STEM grant’ for the program or discount code.
  5. Once you have your Makers Empire quote and your completed draft application you will need to submit your application via the grant website. 

Applications for the 2020-2021 program close October 16, 2020.