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Quality Science and Math (QSM) Grant Program

Grants to Louisiana K-12 Math and Science Teachers
to Purchase Classroom Materials and Equipment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics (LATM), Louisiana Science Teachers Association (LSTA) and Louisiana State University (LSU)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

11/30/20 11:59 PM CST


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Louisiana K-12 math and science teachers for classroom materials and equipment. Funding is intended to support the purchase of non-consumable items that enhance standards-based instruction of STEM, science, and math for regular education students learning in public and charter schools.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159655

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award granted by QSM is $1,000.

Term of Contract:

The QSM program has funds to award grants to eligible classroom teachers for the 2020-2021 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

QSM Grants can only be awarded to full-time classroom teachers assigned to teach science, mathematics, or STEM courses in a K-12 public school regular education program. (Note: Charter schools are public schools.)

A classroom teacher is defined as "any employee of a parish or city school board who holds a teacher’s certificate and whose legal employment requires a teacher’s certificate."

After-school, Talented & Gifted, and Special Education (SPED) programs are not funded.

Grants may not be awarded for club organizations.

Grant funds may only be used to purchase non-consumable items. Consumable supplies and fixed asset items such as furniture and large appliances will not be funded. Funds may not be used to purchase items such as TV/utility carts, computer desks, software applications, or subscriptions. In some cases, learning kits with consumables items may be purchased.

Grant funds may be used to cover shipping costs but not tax costs of materials/equipment.

Note: Plagiarism of materials from other proposals, website presentations, and other resources will result in automatic disqualification.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A QSM Grant Writing Workshop will be held virtually (via ZOOM) on Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 8:30AM-11:30AM CDT. The workshop is free and available to teachers interested in writing a QSM grant.

Please sign up to attend the workshop at

Please email Spencer Roby at to register.

For more information about the workshop, please see

Trisha Fos
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Pre-Application Information:

Submissions for the first round of the 2020-21 QSM Grant Cycle are open from October 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020. Applicants have until 11:59 p.m. CST on November 30 to submit an application.

Award Acceptance: If the school is not already a registered LSU supplier, a school administrator or an accountant must register to become one before the award can be accepted. (For details, see the QSM Grant Information page found below.)

A teacher may only receive one grant award per grant cycle. There is only one grant cycle per fiscal year.

A teacher may only apply once for a single category (math or science) for each grant round. There may be multiple rounds in a grant cycle.

Quality Science and Math Grant Program:

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To access the online application:

For more information, email

Spencer Roby
QSM Grant Administrator
LSU Gordon A. Cain Center

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