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Funding Brighter Futures

Pitsco Can Help You Invest in STEM

We believe engaging the whole student through hands-on, minds-on learning initiatives is central to growth and success, both in the classroom now and later in life. You’re likely here because you hold similar beliefs and are looking for a way to fund those types of opportunities for your students.

Learn how schools across the country are using federal funds to benefit from Pitsco's evidence-based approaches.

Our solutions can be funded through a variety of sources, including ESSER III. We can help your district maintain a high-quality learning environment to mitigate learning loss as a result of COVID-19. The Pitsco Education team is ready and able to assist you in matching your educational needs and available funding to our solutions.

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Paying It Forward: Grant Opportunities

Apply for funds to help make more hands-on, minds-on, hearts-on learning possible either in the classroom or on the competition field. We offer two monthly grant opportunities:

  • Educator Grant – $350 grant, open to PreK-college educators

  • Team Grant – $150 grant, open to K-12 competitive teams

  • See applications for specific eligibility and submission details.

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    You’ve Got Options: Funding Sources

    There are many grant opportunities available for STEM education, robotics, after-school programs, and more. Each month, we assess available grants and assemble a list of current opportunities. We’ve also compiled some available private and government funding sources.

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    Applying for Funding: Get the Grants Guide

    Hunting for grants is a daunting process, especially for a newcomer. Achieving liftoff for your new classroom project really can be 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. But stay the course and don’t lose heart. The impact you make in the lives of our young people is worth the sweat and even the tears. With experience, you will become a master.

    And remember, we’ve got your back.

    Whether you seek to fund a robotics engineering unit, a makerspace within your school’s library, a rocketry and aeronautics club, or an Expeditions lab with a focus on regional industries, this guide will give you the footing needed to take the next step toward funding that could make your dream a reality.

    AEPA-Approved Vendor

    The Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) is a multistate nonprofit organization made up of educational service agencies and political subdivisions organized through a memorandum of understanding between all participating states. It is a true cooperative that serves to leverage purchasing power to benefit all schools and agencies, regardless of size, with the ability to purchase at equal buying levels.

    Pitsco Education is a proud vendor and service provider for AEPA and currently holds contracts with the following states: CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NM, ND, OH, OR, PA, SD, TX, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

    To learn more about AEPA discounts for Pitsco Education products, reach out to your local or state AEPA agency or download our AEPA brochure.

    Pitsco Education - Choice Partners

    Choice Partners-Awarded Vendor

    Choice Partners purchasing cooperative offers procurement and contract solutions to meet government purchasing requirements. By completing the legal and competitive bid government procurement process, Choice Partners enables members to act immediately on accessing contracts needed, saving time and money on the bidding process and purchase.

    This national cooperative combines all contract procurement services for education, facilities, food, supplies and services, and technology to make it easy for client members to access the contracts they need.

    Pitsco Education is a proud vendor and service provider for Choice Partners. To learn more about this purchasing cooperative, visit the Pitsco Education profile.

    “Because of the Pitsco Grant, my students, as well as teachers and students from other parts of Hawaii, have had the opportunity to not only engage in hands-on and minds-on activities that align with the NGSS and the 3Dimensions, but they also were able to take modern easy-to-build and -use examples or middle ages engineering marvels home to share with family and friends.”

    – Richard M. Jones, Ed.D., associate professor of Science Education, University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu

    “The products we purchased with the Pitsco Grant was the first introduction these youth have had with the engineering design process. It is a great opportunity to teach soft skills such as team building and perseverance.”

    – Javeia McCoy, James A. Lane Boys & Girls Club, Huntsville, Alabama