Rural eConnectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program)
The Rural eConnectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program) provides grants, loans, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. In facilitating the expansion of broadband services and infrastructure, ReConnect will fuel long-term rural economic development and opportunities in rural America. One of the essential goals of the ReConnect Program is to expand broadband service to rural areas without sufficient broadband access, defined as 10 megabits per second (Mbps) downstream and 1 Mbps upstream.
Innovation in Giftedness Award
To enhance and/or continue an exemplary project, program, or idea that addresses the unique needs of gifted students in innovative ways.
Wonderful Education Classroom Grants
From STEM materials to musical instruments, graphing calculators to innovative field trips, no one knows what your students need to thrive better than you.
Tiny Grant Program
To implement innovative projects that deeply engage students.
School Arts Experience
The School Arts Experience Grant provides funding to Iowa schools and pre-schools to support the cost of field trips to attend an arts event; to support the cost to bring a professional artist or artist group (e.g. actor, musician, visual artist, writer, etc.) into the classroom or school to lead an in-depth arts learning experience or performance; or to support the cost of arts equipment for the classroom to enhance arts learning in public schools across Iowa.
Professional Development Scholarship Emphasizing History, Number Theory, and Discrete Mathematics
To provide financial support for (1) completing credited course work or designing and implementing a personal study plan in one of the following areas: some aspect of the history of mathematics, number theory, or discrete mathematics (2) creating and field-testing appropriate classroom activities incorporating the history of mathematics, number theory, or discrete mathematics into the curriculum and (3) preparing and delivering a professional development presentation to colleagues.
Pre-K–8 Preservice Teacher Action Research Grants
For <a href="https://www.nctm.org/uploadedFiles/Grants_and_Awards/grants/How%20is%20Action%20Research%20Defined.pdf" title="How is Action Research Defined">action research</a> conducted as a collaborative by university faculty, preservice teacher(s), and classroom teacher(s) seeking to improve their understanding of mathematics in Pre-K-8 classroom(s).
Stronger Than Hate Challenge
The Stronger Than Hate Challenge highlights the extraordinary change that can occur when individuals and groups recognize acts and beliefs that are motivated by hatred and take action to counter them. By participating in the challenge, students will listen to eye witness testimonies that explore historical and modern-day stories of hate, investigate if these are occurring in their school or community, develop insight into the opportunities for change, and build a video essay telling the story of how they made their community and our world a better place.
Youth Literacy Grants
Help for students who are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas: Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs
Build It Yourself — Let's Play Community Construction Grants
To be used toward the purchase of playground equipment. Grantees will lead their community through a self-guided planning process, using the $15,000 grant towards the total cost of playground equipment and assembling the playground using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees have up to one year to build the playground and will have the support of a remote KaBOOM!