At SchoolAmanda Vaden
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If you’re an educator interested in starting a STEM education program at your school, you may find yourself wondering where and how to get funding for it. When it comes to incorporating STEM into the classroom, support can come from a surprising number of sources -- and sometimes, all you have to do is ask. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of resources and foundations in a recent whitepaper that fund stem education to help drive innovative tech adoption in your classroom.

How to Get Federal Funding for STEM Education

Here at Sphero, we’re often approached by districts, libraries, and after-school programs that want to add our programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools to their programs, but need funding. This guide is designed to walk you through STEM-related funding resources.


Schools or districts can receive grants from Federal, state, or local governments. Some must be applied for and are awarded on a competitive basis, while others are awarded based solely on need and do not require an application.

Pro Tip: Grant writing is a bit of an art form. Brush up on your grant writing skills before you dive in!


Through platforms such as and ClassWish, teachers and administrators are taking their fundraising efforts to the masses, explaining what they need and why they need it, and finding that small amounts from a large number of people go a long way.

Ready to apply for STEM funding? Let’s get started! 

Check out our STEM & computer science funding page for additional resources, tips, tricks and sample grant language.

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