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Grants, Resources, and Supports
The Science Team at OSPI works closely with national and statewide Science and STEM partners, and is dedicated to providing guidance for the development and implementation of Washington’s science learning standards and science education grants. On this page you will be able to view grant opportunities, awards, competitions, resources, and guidance.
Both grants have the same purpose: to collaborate as a network to develop and deliver climate science professional development using NGSS. Applicant eligibility is the difference between the two grants.
Form Package 809-Clime Time ESDs and Tribal Schools
This grant is for the educational service districts (ESDs) and tribal schools spread throughout the state
Form Package 817-Clime Time CBOs
This grant is for community-based nonprofit organizations (CBOs) and community-based nonprofit tribal education organizations (CBTEOs). OSPI interprets non-profit, community-based tribal education organization to mean an, "organization focused on education, whose board or leadership team is comprised primarily of federally recognized tribal leaders or members, and who has demonstrated collaboration with tribal nations, with a vision and mission that shows a commitment to serving tribal communities."
We have NEW resources for ClimeTime grant applicants! These resources will help eligible applicants prepare themselves for the short application window in iGrants.
- ClimeTime Grant Application Guidance
- ClimeTime Budget and Claims Guidance for CBOs and CBTEOs
- ClimeTime Budget and Claims Guidance for ESDs and Tribal Schools
- ClimeTime Grants Information PowerPoint from Monday, June 21
- ClimeTime Network(link is external)
- Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) (link is external)
- Indigenous Environmental Network(link is external)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)(link is external)
- OSPI’s ClimeTime Proviso Report 2019–20
- OER Commons ClimeTime Collection
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship is a paid fellowship for K-12 math, science, and technology teachers. Einstein Fellows spend a school year in Washington, DC serving in a federal agency or on Capitol Hill.
Schools and districts with a strong emphasis on sustainability are invited to apply for the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools Award. Schools and Districts must be making significant strides in 3 main pillars:
Pillar 1: Reducing environmental impact and costs.
Pillar 2: Improving the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff.
Pillar 3: Providing effective environmental and sustainability education, incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways.
National Youth Science Camp is an annual program available to two high school seniors per state. Recipients are selected by a committee formed by the governor based on academic proficiency in the sciences, leadership qualities, and intellectual curiosity. For more information visit the National Youth Science Camp website. You can view a sample national youth science camp application essay from one of Washington's previous nominees.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors for America's teachers of mathematics and science. These awards recognize and honor K-12 teachers for their outstanding work in the classroom and also as leaders within their schools and communities.
Samsung and its partners are asking teachers to participate in its annual contest to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, a key academic challenge in our country.
Mission 7 to the International Space Station.
This resource encourages K–12 educators to use consistent and clear prompts structured around the crosscutting concepts to provide a common scientific language that students and teachers use as they engage in the formative assessment process.
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) DataStreme Project is a free professional development program for in-service K–12 teachers, in which they gain considerable subject matter content and confidence in Earth and Space Science instruction.
A compilation of monthly articles from EARTH magazine. Rather than focusing on visual and physical properties, this book explores minerals' myriad uses in scientific research, manufacturing, medicine and many commercial applications.
Supports & Resources
Laboratory Guidelines, an overview to provide information about the importance of safety in laboratories.
Please visit the Department of Ecology to review the Laboratory Guide for Managing Waste.
Questions about managing chemicals? Please visit the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) webpage for further guidance, or view the EPA Toolkit, which is a compilation of web-based documents to improve chemical management practices.