2013-2014 STEM Scale-Up Program Request for Proposals
Become a STEM Scale-Up Program!
The Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, an initiative created by Governor Terry Branstad, co‐chaired by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen, and supported by a bipartisan Iowa legislature, has established the priority of offering STEM programs to the youth of Iowa which are proven to increase interest and achievement in STEM. The process in which this occurs is through the Iowa STEM Scale‐Up Program.
We are seeking successful STEM programs to be implemented throughout Iowa by Local Education Agencies (LEAs). The definition of STEM "scale‐up" is the ability to offer a program in any community of Iowa, regardless of that community’s resources or size. The STEM program could be successfully implemented anywhere in Iowa--from the Des Moines school district to the Donnellson school district, from the Iowa City school district to the Ida Grove school district. The definition of an LEA is any school (public, private or homeschool), a Boy/Girl Scout troop, a 4H Club, a child care organization or any organization that works with youth.
For Consideration as a Potential 2013-2014 STEM Scale-Up Program:
- RFP OVERVIEW and GUIDELINES - Read before filling out the RFP.
For more, indepth information about completing this RFP, see "You Want to be a Scale-Up?" webinar
by going to http://univnia.adobeconnect.com/p1b6l5khf9c/.
- STEM Scale-Up RFP - Complete 2013-2014 STEM Scale-Up Program RPF.
- STEM Scale-Up RUBRIC - The specific criteria to be used to score each STEM Scale-Up RFP.
- STEM Scale-Up TIMELINE - Key dates for the STEM Scale-Up application process.
APPLICATION Deadline: February 10, 2013, at 11:59 p.m.
For a listing of the 2012-2013 Scale-Up Programs, click here.
For more information, contact the Governor's STEM Advisory Board Administration Office at info@IowaSTEM.gov or call 319-273-2959.