Awards, Grants & Recognition Programs

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

Award & Recognition Programs

Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars Logo

Capstone Events »

Students in the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars online course are invited to attend your regional Capstone Celebrations to commemorate participation and achievement!

2018 SDE Holiday Card Contest Grand Prize Winner

Holiday Card Contest »

The annual SDE 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.

Picture My Future Art Contest canvas with brightly colored abstract oil paints

Picture My Future »

The Picture My Future Art Contest asks students to create art in any medium that answers the question, 'What does college or career ready mean to me?'

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.

Idaho Teacher of the Year Logo

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.

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 SDE departments, including their corresponding applications and supporting documents.

Title Documents Deadlines Contact Details
Child Nutrition Program
Idaho Online App for School Meals » Applications due COB Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by 5pm MDT.
Heather Blume
Program Coordinator
(208) 332-6820
Special Education
Certified Special Education and Related Special Education Hard to Fill Positions »   Application submissions are CLOSED. Anthony Mukuna
Funding & Accountability Coordinator
(208) 332-6916
Student Engagement & Safety Coordination
Idaho College/University Early Intervention and Suicide Prevention Strategies Grant » Applications submissions are due May 29, 2020 MIDNIGHT MT Dr. Eric Studebaker
Program Coordinator
(208) 332-6961
Technology Services
Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG) Fund » Applications due BEFORE an FCC Form 471 is filed for special construction projects. Todd Lawrence
E-Rate Coordinator
(208) 332-6959
SketchUp Pro by Trimble Education License Education License Request Form » Application submissions are ongoing. Todd Lawrence          
E-Rate Coordinator
(208) 332-6959