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    Computer Science (CS) Funding

    Oregon Coast STEM Hub - Educator Computer Science Funding Application
    Are you an educator that works with youth in a school, district, or within a school related program (after school programming or out of class learning)? Would you like to explore integrating computer science into your curriculum and/or activities? Are you able to connect with underrepresented or marginalized youth who may not have access to Computer Science through STEM education?

    The Oregon Coast STEM Hub has funding from the Oregon Department of Education to support our coastal districts and partners to purchase Computer Science equipment, such as: hardware, robotics, Beebots, tablets for creating programs and collecting data in field, and other equipment that supports  Computer Science learning for students. An application link is coming soon. For questions, contact [email protected].

    What is CS? For this initiative, Computer Science education is helping students:

    • understand how to use tools like computers and other technologies,
    • learn about the impacts of such technology, and
    • use that technology to solve problems. 

    Although sometimes presented as content that teaches students to build computers and code, the field and study of CS goes beyond these concepts/activities. To see examples and learn more, visit What is CS?

    Apply by Dec 31

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    OTher Opportunities to Explore:

    • AIAA Exploration Generation - The American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is funding five $1,500 awards to educators or administrators at Title 1 schools. Awarded projects will receive funding to support engaging and inclusive implementation of STEM and aerospace related projects. Apply by Oct 31, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year.
    • American Chemistry Society High School Chemistry Grant - The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant provides grants up to $1500. Apply by June 1, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year.
    • American Fisheries Society - K-12 educators in Oregon who teach fisheries or aquatic related sciences can apply for up to $1000. Apply by March 15, 2022.
    • Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Science Energy Education Grant  - The grants are available for projects that advance student awareness, understanding and interest in the issues and science involved in energy generation and transmission in the Pacific Northwest. Applications are accepted between March and July, and recipients are notified in August.
    • Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place Fellows - Application due Oct 14 for funding up to $2500 to fund projects that engage rural students in place-based learning.
    • C-GEO Grants - Apply for a grant to obtain materials for geography instruction, guest speakers, or to run a Family Geography event at your school. Applications due May 1, Sept 1, and Feb 1. 
    • Chintimini Funds - This OCF grant provides school districts in Lane, Tillamook, Lincoln, and Douglas counties with funds to in-school or extracurricular programs that provide enrichment opportunities for high-potential students and other children who show a capacity for high achievement. Applications are typically due in March.
    • CS Leaders Prize - Hour of Code is partnering with DonorsChoose to award $1 million to U.S. schools during CS Education Week (Dec 5-11, 2022). One middle and one high school in every U.S. state and D.C. will be awarded the CS Leaders Prize of $10,000 to help establish computer science education for their students. Apply by November 21.
    • Diack Ecology Education Program - In awarding grants, emphasis is placed on the study of living things and ecosystems through scientific inquiry.  Applications to support field based science inquiry grants up to $2000 are accepted year-round. 
    • Every Kid Outdoors provides free admission for 4th graders and their families to U.S. National Parks, forests, wildlife refuges or other national public lands and waters. Additionally, the Small Grants program awards up to $5000 for U.S. based 501c3 non-profits and schools that serve elementary school-aged students to connect students with public parks, lands and waters. Apply by November 21, 2022.
    • Gray Family Foundation - Supports professional development, outdoor school and field trips.
    • NAME Mini-grants - Grants up to $350 are awarded twice a year to current Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators members needing money for educational projects, workshops or activities that promote the value and care of our water resources and enhance the visibility of NAME.
    • National Society of High School Scholars Grants - A list of grants available, including a $1000 STEAM Educator Grant to enhance STEAM-related activities, innovation, and classroom excellence for teachers in a STEAM field.
    • NOAA Ocean Guardian School Grants - The Ocean Guardian School program provides $1000 - $4000 for hands-on school projects that are focused on a current issue(s) affecting local watersheds and/or the ocean while promoting best environmental practices. Funding is available for schools in Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane, Douglas, Coos and Curry counties. The next grant period will open in April 2023.
    • NOAA Planet Stewards - Through federal funding opportunities of up to $5,000, NOAA Planet Stewards supports educators working in formal and informal educational settings to carry out hands-on action-based stewardship projects with elementary through college age students, as well as the general public. Apply in early June for the following school year.
    • Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society - This group is offering $1500 participation and materials grants for educators (waders, macro invert kits, dissecting scopes, etc.). Apply by March 15, 2022.
    • Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators - Select K-12 educators will receive this $2500 EPA award. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2023.
    • Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund - Provides funds for educational activities in Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook and other counties. Applications due quarterly.
    • Spirit Mountain Community Fund - Provides funds for educational activities in Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook and other counties. Small grants are awarded quarterly.
    • Sustainable Ocean Alliance - The Ocean Leadership Microgrants program supports young ocean leaders (18-35 years old) and their grassroots efforts to address critical ocean health problems. Grants are awarded across range of ocean issues, as long as projects involve direct action rooted in science or research, and include an element of community engagement. Applications accepted by invitation.
    • Three Rivers Foundation - Provides funds for educational activities in Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln counties. The next application period opens December 1, 2022.
    • Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Improvement Grants - Science and math teachers with innovative classroom project ideas may apply for these grants. Grade K-5 applications are accepted once a year on October 1. Grade 6-12 applications for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year (Feb 1st and Aug 1st).
    • Vernier Inspiration Grants - This NEW Grant Program recognizes innovative K-12 educators who engage or seek to engage their students through creative implementation of Vernier technology. Includes $1,000 in Vernier Technology, 1-year license Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro app, and 3 hours virtual professional development. Apply by Nov 30.

     

    Student Transportation Support

    • school busMost rural Oregon school districts are reimbursed by the state for 70 percent of transportation expenses for academic related field trips. That means if the bus costs $200, school district employees need to raise only $60 to cover the bus expense. If you're not sure how this works in your district, contact your district's business office and ask.
    • Does your field trip include forest education? Apply for reimbursement for bus expenses from Oregon Forest Resources Institute - link
    • Columbia River Maritime Museum offers reimbursement for bus expenses to its site - link
    • Tillamook County Pioneer Museum offers reimbursement for bus expenses to its site - link