Summer STEM from Your Library: Micro-grants

Summer STEM  from Your Library

The Idaho STEM Action Center has provided the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) with funding to award up to 20 public and/or school libraries $500 each to help pay for presentors or materials to support Summer STEM outreach efforts.  ICfL will also help provide STEM-related give-away books for program participants of funded libraries. The 2017 Summer STEM from Your Library has three primary goals:

  • Increase access to fun, engaging, hands-on STEM activities and books for underserved youth at summer nutrition sites or low-income schools;
  • Increase the number of youth who explore STEM resources over the summer months;
  • Increase the number of youth who minimize the "Summer Slide."
Grant requirements:
  • Grantee shall implement grant activities between June 1 - August 31, 2017;
  • Grantee shall offer Summer STEM from Your Library activities for a minimum of 1 hr per week, for at least 5 weeks this summer;
  • Grantee shall survey a sampling of youth and parent participants of the library's Summer STEM from Your Library outreach program during the last  2 weeks of programming. (A standard survey will be provided to grantee by ICfL);
  • Grantee shall submit at least one photo (with signed ICfL photo releases; forms provided by ICfL) of participating youth engaged in STEM activities;
  • Grantee shall provide a count of the number of participating youth engaged in Summer STEM from Your Library outreach activities;
  • Grantee shall complete a short summary report on how the STEM resources provided by this grant enhanced the library's summer STEM outreach efforts by September 15, 2017;
  • Grantee shall expend all grant funds, on allowable grant expenses as outlined in section IV, by September 15, 2017.

Applications are now closed.

Grantee Information:

Grant agreements to all grantees were mailed out the week of May 8th, as well as grant award email announcements.  Resources and forms for grant implementation include:

For more information, contact Tammy Hawley-House