Nickajack Elementary Foundation STEAM
Project Grant Application

Application Deadline: August 18, 2023

2023 Nickajack Elementary Foundation STEAM Teacher Grant Program

The Nickajack Elementary Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2010 to supplement educational expenses which allow Nickajack to keep our children’s education competitive in all areas of learning. The primary mission of the Foundation is to raise money that will allow Nickajack administrators and faculty to fund enriched curriculum programs, student services, and technology.

Purpose of Grant Program

The Foundation will award grants to support faculty who have a unique idea for a project or professional development opportunity that will supplement your regular classroom curriculum. Preference will be given to faculty who are passionate about integrating science, technology and/or the arts to create a more engaging experience for their students.  We encourage team submissions, but individual submissions will also be considered.

Funding Opportunities 

  1. Project-based Grants: Nickajack Elementary faculty members are invited to apply for Foundation grants to help bring an innovative hands-on project to their own classroom. The Foundation strongly encourages projects or planned events led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their classrooms or grade level. Applications must be centered on project-based learning.  

Materials funded stay at the school.

Many successful grantees have designed projects that tap in to the natural curiosity of their students and enable students to frame their own questions.  A list of past projects can be found here.

  1. Professional Development: Nickajack Elementary faculty are invited to apply for professional development opportunities that will help them bring their best new teaching ideas to life. Professional development includes conferences, training classes and other developmental opportunities which aid in continuing education for faculty. The Foundation not only funds the training opportunity but also covers a substitute teacher where applicable. 

How to Apply

Please submit a complete grant application via the below form by midnight, August 18, 2023. Award notifications will be issued during the week of November 6, 2023 Applications should indicate cost of materials for project or professional development – including taxes and shipping. Please see the NES Bookkeeper for a list of tax-exempt suppliers available to the school. Grant Applications can be completed via the form below. 

New this year, we will be asking grant recipients to provide the Foundation with at least 1 image or video of their grant in action, as well as a brief statement about the impact of the grant on our school community.  This will help the Foundation continue to share our successes across our community!

If you have any questions, need ideas, or just want to get our thoughts before moving forward, feel free to reach out to the Grant Liaisons at

Grant Application

Application Deadline: August 31, 2023