School Facilities

STEM Grants

This grant is intended to provide STEM pilot project grants to school districts. These grants constitute the districts’ local funding for purposes of eligibility for the school construction assistance program (SCAP). Total grant amount is $11,925,000, of which $200,000 is provided for a contract with the Washington STEM organization for application review and project prioritization.

What is the STEM Grant Program?
This grant was created solely to provide STEM pilot project grant awards to school districts to construct or modernize science and science lab classrooms.

Districts are eligible if they have a special housing burden due to lack of sufficient space for science classrooms and labs to enable students to meet the statutory graduation requirements.

Each school district is limited to one grant award of no more than $4,000,000. Districts may use the grant award for multiple projects.

For more information go to Guidelines and Resources.

Conditions of the Grant Program

  • Districts must demonstrate a lack of sufficient space of science classrooms and labs to facilitate meeting statutory graduation requirements.
  • Districts must secure a private donation of cash, like kind, or equipment in a value of no less than $100,000.
  • Districts must have faculty in place that are prepared to teach science and engineering in manner consistent with the science learning standards, or must demonstrate that a plan and budget are in place to recruit and train faculty to do so.

Statewide Distribution
At least 1 grant will be awarded in both Southwest Washington & the Puget Sound Region, and at least 2 grants will be awarded in Eastern Washington.

Scott Black, Program Development Manager, 360-725-6268 or

Applications open Monday, November 16, 2015 (iGrants, form package ID 759). Applications must be completed by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 2016.


STEM Grant Recipients

   Updated 1/19/2017

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