The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation has expanded its Educational Outreach Small Grants program to include school district and nonprofit projects outside of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Grants of up to $1,500 are available monthly to support public schools and nonprofits working in education in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. Nonprofit focus should be on teacher professional development, curriculum enhancement and support for classroom instruction and student learning.
Other changes to eligibility and the application process are:
• Organizations are eligible to receive one grant per calendar year. Organizations whose applications were declined may continue to apply throughout the year.
• Only one school or program in each of the 20 school districts is eligible for a grant per year.
• Awardees that received LANL Foundation grants in previous years and did not meet all of the reporting deadlines or other requirements of their funding agreements will be ineligible to receive small grants.
Applications are due on or before the 15th of each month, January though November. They may be submitted on line at www.lanlfoundation.org/grants.
In 2013, LANL Foundation awarded $63,300 in competitive small grants to 43 organizations for education projects.