Funding Opportunities for K-12 Communities

NASA CTSGC offers funding to K-12 students/teachers, including workshops for aeronautics and aerospace and STEM-related activities.


Some Past K-12 Funded Projects

    • Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) activities at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School (Hartford) and East Lyme Middle School (East Lyme)
    • Aerospace Adventures: after school program held at Gales Ferry / Juliet Long School (Ledyard)
    • Space Day activities: Doolittle Elementary School (Cheshire) and Rogers Park Middle School (Danbury)
    • Robotics Club: Manchester Public Schools and Shepaug Valley School
    • Solar Solidarity Project: Carmen Arace Intermediate School (Bloomfield)

Examples of Possible Fundable Projects

    • Presentation at school from expert in fields of aeronautics/aerospace and/or STEM
    • Create a district-wide design contest in a STEM field
    • Supplies to begin a robotics team in a high school
    • Funds to begin an InventionX club

Apply for Funding

    • Complete an Appendix A:  Budget worksheet to be attached to your application
    • Complete a short NASA CTSGC K-12 Grant Application
    • Provide a letter of support on letterhead from one of the following individuals: department chair, principal, or superintendent
    • Combine K-12 Grant Application and letter of support into one PDF file and email it to


    • Once the project is complete, a brief report must be submitted.  All necessary application and reporting forms can be found in the Post Award page of our website.

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