For More Information, Contact Jim Wolfe at the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History via phone at (304) 558-0240 or via email at [email protected].
STEAM Power WV Grant Program
Join the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History as we encourage the integration of Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), putting STEAM into our classrooms and arts education programs. We are currently awaiting details regarding STEAM Power WV for 2021 and beyond.
What is STEAM Power WV?
STEAM Power WV is an innovative grant program that supports education initiatives for West Virginia’s PK-12 students. Partnering with the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, we are encouraging schools, arts organizations, and other nonprofit organizations to integrate arts with STEM disciplines in their curriculum and educational programming. The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History generally funds at least 25 STEAM projects between November and June. These grants will help us to continue building a repository of model STEAM projects that schools, arts education organizations, and community organizations can follow.
Why is STEAM Power WV important?
STEAM projects explore the intersections between STEM and the arts, encouraging innovation, creative problem solving, critical thinking, interdisciplinary teamwork, and other aptitudes that are critical to twenty-first century college and career readiness.
How does my school or organization get on board?
You can put STEAM Power WV to work for students in your school or community by applying for a grant. The application postmark deadline is around the beginning of October. Projects must take place between November and June. West Virginia preschool through high school programs, school systems, non-profit arts organizations, and community non-profit organizations with arts-related missions may be eligible for this funding. Educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math as well as those involved in the arts are encouraged to develop these projects. STEAM Power WV projects must enhance school and/or after-school curricula through cross-disciplinary activities that include teachers, teaching artists, STEM educators, or other professionals. Arts and community organizations as well as higher education organizations may also be involved as project partners. Final reports are required for approved projects and are due by late July.
How much funding is available?
Applicants may request up to $7,500 and must provide a cash match of at least one-third the requested amount. Please see the complete STEAM Power WV Guidelines and Application for detailed matching and eligibility requirements.
Priority will be given to projects that
– Build collaborations among teachers, artists and/or STEM professionals
– Thoroughly integrate arts and STEM learning activities and objectives
– Include hands-on and problem-solving activities
– Are innovative, creative, and collaborative
– Include a strong evaluation component
– Can be documented and are replicable
– Take place in schools
– Take place in underserved areas or among student populations with limited access to STEM and/or arts education projects.
For More Information:Contact Jim Wolfe at the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. (304) 558-0240 or jam[email protected]