HistoryIn 2005, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors established the Math and Science Workgroup to promote and improve student achievement and teacher excellence in math and science by employing new strategies to engage and inspire students.
The workgroup encourages collaborations between the County, cities, schools and businesses to build a strong workforce responsive to changes and demands in STEM innovation.
- To prepare San Mateo County youth and young adults for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) careers
- To support STEM career pathways from elementary to post-secondary education
- To develop skills associated with STEM through hand-on learning opportunities for K-12 youth
- To address the growing demand for a strong STEM workforce in the Bay Area
Stem Program Highlights
STEM Out-of-School Grant
NEW STEM FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
San Mateo County's Workforce Investment Board (SMCWIB), working as an agent of the County of San Mateo, is requesting proposals from eligible agencies in San Mateo County. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with other agencies in this RFP. The services included in this RFP support the need to increase student interest and proficiency in innovation and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills. Developing community partnerships which support youth exploration in STEM projects and careers will prepare youth for future STEM job opportunities. This RFP targets services for youth aged 8 to 14, and focuses on the critical services areas of:
• Giving youth the opportunity to experience science through hands-on, project-based learning
• Providing early intervention and prevention of youth disengagement from school through increased interest in STEM activities that improve academic achievement, school attendance and preparation for the workforce
Total funding available is $100,000. Three to five grants will be awarded. Funds for the implementation of the awarded contract are available for the term of September 16, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
AN APPLICANTS' CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
1300 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
Your attendance at the Applicants' Conference is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. The purpose of Conference is to clarify any questions that applicants may have regarding RFP specifications prior to the submission of their proposal.
Proposals due Tuesday, July 1, -- 5:00 PM
For more information contact:
Education Liaison, Josie Yu, 650-802-5123 or firstname.lastname@example.org