STEM Out-of-School Grant

The intent of this funding is to increase elementary and middle school youth engagement, interest and knowledge of STEM topics and careers, and to prepare all youth for STEM workforce opportunities.  Each year a Request for Quotation (RFQ) is released which focuses on two critical service areas for youth aged 8 through 14, or in grades 3rd -8th:

  • Giving youth the opportunity to experience science through hands-on project based learning.

  • Providing early intervention and prevention of youth disengagement from school through increased interest in STEM activities that improve academic achievement, school attendance and preparation for the workforce

Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with Cities, local education agencies (LEAs), community organizations and non-profit STEM providers. Proposals that provide services to youth with limited opportunity for STEM enrichment programs and/or serve under-represented STEM minorities (African American, Latino, Pacific Islander, and women) are encouraged.

STEM RFQ Awardees 2016-17

Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula
Girl Scouts of Northern California
City of Pacifica
City of South San Francisco