UCOR is now accepting applications for our 2021 Education Mini-Grants Program. This is our 10th year providing support to local schools. Our program is open to public school teachers K-12 in nine counties for educational projects in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) areas. Last year, we awarded 33 mini-grants, for a total of $25,000.
Again this year, UCOR will award mini-grants directly to teachers and schools for specific projects. Eligible schools are Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott, and Union counties (including Oak Ridge and Clinton City schools). All applications should focus on STEM-related activities.
More than one teacher from a school may submit an application, but the school principal must approve each one. Funding levels are:
To apply for a 2021 educational mini-grant, eligible K-12 teachers should download the application (PDF) and submit the completed version via email to UCORMiniGrants@orcc.doe.gov. The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on March 21, 2021. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.
Applications will be judged on the following criteria:
Grant winners will be selected and notified by Thursday, April 22, 2021.
For more information about UCOR's Education Mini-Grants Program, contact Shannon Potter, UCOR Communications, at UCORMiniGrants@orcc.doe.gov.