Space Agency Launches Education Grants Competition

Agency: Nat’l Aeronautic and Space Admin.; Program: 2017 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums and NASA Visitors Centers (CP4SMPVC)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (CFDA Number: 43.008) (Funding Opportunity Number: NNH17ZHA0002N); Eligibility: Governments or nonprofits which partner with K-12 schools or districts, youth-serving organizations or colleges; Funding: $20 million for 10 awards (no match required); Deadline: June 14.

Summary: Grants support projects that feature NASA-themed content in space exploration, aeronautics, space science, earth science, or microgravity, or a combination of these topics. The funding program seeks to provide authentic STEM engagement and/or professional development opportunities for informal and formal educators that provide experiential authentic STEM opportunities that encourage innovation, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Specifically, projects must support the learner experience through appropriate connections to state and local needs, STEM learning systems and effective engagement across classrooms and out-of-school settings

Info: (NOFA); for questions; Beverly Girten director, institutional engagement, education,  (202) 479-9376or by email at

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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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