Awards, Grants & Recognition Programs

The Idaho Department of Education offers various awards, grant opportunities, and recognition programs to support schools and districts.

Award & Recognition Programs

Idaho Teacher of the Year on blackboard background

Teacher of the Year »

The Idaho Teacher of the Year Program, which began in 1959, is one of the most prestigious honors in the state of Idaho.

2022 Idaho Department of Education Holiday Card Contest Grand Prize Winner

Holiday Card Contest »

The annual Idaho Department of Education Holiday Card Contest is an opportunity for Idaho students to showcase their artwork and for the state to recognize the importance of arts in education.

Milken Family Foundation Logo

Milken Awards »

The Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards program is for elementary and secondary teachers and principals who demonstrate exceptional educational talent.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Logo


The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematic and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science.

U.S. Presidental Scholars Medal

U.S. Presidential Scholars »

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Grant Opportunities

Below is a complete list of grants provided by Idaho Department of Education departments, including their corresponding applications and supporting documents.

Title Documents Deadlines Contact Details
Child Nutrition Programs
SY 2024-2025 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant Application
Program Information »
Close of business on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Both Part One and Part Two must be submitted according to the instructions.
Pamela Murray
Program Coordinator
(208) 332-6831
Content & Curriculum

Science Education Grant

No documents at this time. Applications will open in mid-July. Linda Becker
Grants/Contracts Specialist
(208) 332-6974
More Grants

Idaho Career Ready Students Grant Program

The program application period is not subject to deadlines and proposals may be submitted throughout the school year. Allison Duman
K-12 Workforce Program Specialist
(208) 332-6978