The focus for the 2017 Spring Cycle of the SkillsUSA Lowe’s grant program will be to identify communities, schools, classrooms or advisors/instructors that have a very basic need to improve the quality of their students’ educational experience. Grants will be awarded ranging from $2,500 to $25,000. Grant applications will detail the need for community improvements, upgrading or providing tangible experience for learning technical skills while providing substantial benefit to the community
Through the written application and letters of support, the applicant must clearly outline the real NEED for the grant dollars being requested. The focus in choosing the grant recipients will be to place the dollars in the hands of those who have no other means for obtaining funds. The goal of this grant program is to provide life changing experiences by providing learning opportunities that help students gain employability skills, both technical and leadership skills and provide a major impact in the communities where they live.
In addition, those applicants who can outline their plan to “pay it forward,” by planning and implementing a project or event that will allow for a greater impact in the community due to receiving the grant dollars. The best projects will be those that detail how the outcome will provide a life changing experience for the beneficiaries of the grant dollars.
Deadline: April 3 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Still have questions?
Please send an email to LowesGrants@skillsusa.org. The deadline for grant applications is April 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Late applications will not be accepted. Please review the grant guidelines to be sure that applications are properly completed and submitted.