STEM Grant - FAQ

What are the eligibility requirements?

Organizations must be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in good standing with the IRS. Fiscally sponsored organizations are eligible.

Organizations must be located in or serve the Borough of Queens.

The program must focus on STEM and be in operation for at least one year at the time of the application.

LGP will accept one grant application per Tax ID number. Organizations that share a Tax ID number must coordinate internally as only one application will be accepted for consideration.

Must have a non-discrimination policy that ensures it does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or disability.

The following organizations are not eligible to apply: Labor, Political, and/or Religious Organizations.


When can I apply for the B CARES STEM grant?

Grant applications can be submitted between Wed., Sept 18, 2019, and 5 p.m. ET on Fri., Oct. 18, 2019.

When will applicants be notified of the status of their application?

Organizations will be notified of the status of their application in December 2019 via email to the primary contact’s email listed on your application.

My organization does not have a 990, are we eligible?

A 990 form is required to apply for the B Cares STEM grant. 


Can my school apply for a grant?

All submitting organizations must be a registered 501c3 nonprofit and provide a 990.


How can I improve my chances of receiving a grant?

The grant application process is competitive. Proposals will be assessed based on the overall strength of your application, including the innovation and impact of your program.


How will my application be reviewed?

Applications will be reviewed by an internal committee to assess the proposals and select the winning program.


Where can I learn more about LaGuardia Gateway Partners’ work in the community?

You can visit our Community page here.

What if have a question about the application?

E-mail if you need assistance with your application. We will respond between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET Monday – Friday (excluding holidays).


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