Foundation to Launch 2016 Innovative App Challenge

The Verizon Foundation gets ready to launch the 2016 Innovative App Challenge, a $240,000 grants competition to advance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education by helping teachers integrate mobile technology into classroom instruction. The contest opens on Aug. 5.

Deadline: TBA (last year’s deadline was Nov 24).

The competition asks middle and high school students to design concepts for mobile apps integrating STEM and addressing a problem in the students’ school or community. The challenge will award 24 regional winners and eight national winners. Winning schools will receive grants up to $15,000 each along with training and support to build the apps and bring them to market. Each member of the winning teams will also receive a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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