Steam Grant Application Deadline is One Week Away

The July 31, 2023, deadline for the STEAM in Education grant opportunity is rapidly approaching. As a part of the A+ Coalition, an education initiative of the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce, the grant presents the opportunity to bring business and education professionals together to advance education in Natchitoches Parish.

Awarded to an educator in Natchitoches Parish, the grant may fund up to $7,000 for innovative STEAM initiatives used to advance learning and enhance the skills of students.  

As a general guideline applications should:

Provide a letter of approval from the school principal
Demonstrate foresight and careful planning for long-term impact
Articulate clear, measurable goals
Support specific STEAM initiatives, not capital campaigns
Support new initiatives, not supplant existing programs
Include an evaluation plan by which goals are measured
Provide a line-item budget and narrative
Reflect sufficient organizational and managerial capacity to carry out the project
Provide evidence of fund expenditure within the 2023-2024 academic year

The Chamber recognizes the importance of education to the success and growth of our community and understands that the responsibility lies not only on the shoulders of our educators, but on the entire community at large. The STEAM grant in Education offers the opportunity to further develop education initiatives within Natchitoches Parish. Learn more or apply at or

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