Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

DPI announces $250,000 for PK-12 STEM grants

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce STEM grants for PK-12 public schools.  Grant applications can range from $3,000 - $20,000 and are intended to enhance college and career readiness, close the achievement gap, contribute to programs that are sustainable beyond the grant, and encourage participation of traditionally underrepresented students in STEM technical applications or careers.  Funds are an opportunity for teachers and schools to create innovative STEM programming along with industry and community partners.  This grant has a 25 percent district matching funds requirement. 

New STEM Grant Application – These instructions are provided to help prepare a grant application/proposal for an innovative STEM program for students in grades PK-12.  Specific instructions are provided and key features of the proposal requirements are included.  If you have any questions regarding STEM Grant eligibility please contact Brent Kindred at

STEM GRANT RUBRIC – This is STEM grant rubric which can be used as a reference tool when developing your STEM grant proposal.  

For questions about this information, contact Christina Hinkley (608) 266-7262