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
Students in the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars online course are invited to attend your regional Capstone Celebrations to commemorate participation and achievement!
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.
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?'
The Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards program is for elementary and secondary teachers and principals who demonstrate exceptional educational talent.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematic and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science.
The Idaho Teacher of the Year Program, which began in 1959, is one of the most prestigious honors in the state of Idaho.
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.
Below is a complete list of grants provided by SDE departments, including their corresponding applications and supporting documents.
|Child Nutrition Programs|
FY21 NSLP Equipment Grant
|Close of business on October 8, 2021.||Shawn Charters
|Idaho Online App for School Meals||Close of business on July 1, 2022.||Jamie Gibson
|Student Engagement & Safety Coordination|
|Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC Grant||Applications submissions are due by January 28, 2022, 4:00 p.m. MT||Sheena Strickler
|Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG) Fund »||Applications due BEFORE an FCC Form 471 is filed for special construction projects. The exact deadline changes each year, but is generally between December and January.||Daniel Vogt
Broadband & E-Rate Coordinator
|SketchUp Pro by Trimble Education License||Education License Request Form »||Application submissions are ongoing.||Rick Kennedy
Instructional Technology Coordinator