STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
33-129. Matching grants for science education programs — Grant criteria. The state department of education shall administer a program of matching grants to encourage the expansion or maintenance of science education programs in the state of Idaho. Matching grants shall only be made to nonprofit corporations incorporated or registered in the state of Idaho and which shall have conducted such a science education program for a minimum of one (1) year. Grants shall require the applicant to provide at least one-half (1/2) of the financial support for the science education program with money or in-kind contributions.
"Science education programs" include, but are not limited to, demonstration programs intended to encourage knowledge of and interest in the disciplines of science among Idaho’s elementary and secondary school students.
The state department of education shall administer this program with such funds as are appropriated to the science education program. Competing grant applications shall be evaluated and funding decisions shall be made based upon the department’s judgment as to the probable effectiveness of the various proposals in furthering the purposes of this act.
[33-129, added 1991, ch. 139, sec. 3, p. 331.]