JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition (MMSC), an organization of the Missouri Chamber Education Foundation, and the Missouri Afterschool Network (MASN) are launching local community K-12 STEM engagement grants.
In an effort to expand science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) opportunities for K-12 students, the Missouri After School Network and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce’s, Mathematics and Science Coalition , with support from the Noyce Foundation, are inviting local and regional chambers of commerce to apply for financial and technical assistance to support hosting local summits on STEM Education.
Based on applications received in response to this request for proposals (RFP), MASN / MMSC will award $5,000 grants to up to eight local chambers of commerce in Missouri. The grant RFP process is now open, and applications are due on July 19, 2013.
The goals of the grant are to educate local business and education leaders about the importance of STEM learning during both the school day and after school, provide local leaders with opportunities to learn from peers about how to strengthen STEM, and coordinate community efforts to support expanded STEM learning opportunities.
Details on the grant and the RFP can be found on the Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition website at: www.momathandscience.com
For more information on the RFP process, please contact Brian Crouse, vice president of education for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at 573-634-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry (www.mochamber.com) was founded in 1923 and is the largest business organization in Missouri, representing almost 3,000 employers, providing more than 425,000 jobs for Missourians.