Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Summer Manufacturing Camp Grant

Grants and In-Kind Support to USA Technical High Schools, Community
Colleges, and Organizations for Summer Camps for Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA) - Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs (NBT)

Deadline Date:

12/01/20

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Grants and in-kind support to USA technical high schools, community colleges, and organizations for summer camps for middle and high school students. Funding is intended to introduce students to a wide range of manufacturing processes and encourage employment in the field. Eligible schools are those that offer a degree program or curriculum that leads to a career in manufacturing, can provide adequate facilities and staffing, and is capable of offering instruction on entrepreneurship. In addition to the monetary awards, NBT provides each camp with curriculum guides for campers and instructors, customized T-shirts with camp and sponsors’ logos, 365-day licenses for the student version of SolidWorks software, marketing support, and other class materials, as needed.

Guidelines and expectations for running an NBT summer manufacturing camp.

  • Manufacturing Focus: Schools must currently have a degree program or training curriculum that leads to a career in manufacturing. The school should also offer coursework focused on business entrepreneurship.
  • Product Design and Build: Schools must propose an idea for a product(s) that campers will design and build during the camp. Ideally, the camp will introduce students to CAD design software (SolidWorks licenses are included with the grant) to create a product idea, expose them to a variety of shop equipment or machinery to build it, and show them how to bring their product idea to life.
  • Plant Tours and Speakers: Schools should propose at least two community partner(s) and/or local manufacturers to provide a tour and/or a guest speaker. The tours and speakers should serve to expose students to the local manufacturing industry and career opportunities.
  • Number of Participants: NBT recommends a minimum of 12 participants per camp.
  • Camp Hours: NBT recommends a minimum of 25 hours for a one-week camp or 45 hours for a two-week camp.
  • Age Range: NBT’s target audience for summer manufacturing camps is middle- and high-school aged girls and boys, ages 12-16.
  • Tuition: NBT recommends that camps charge participants a minimum fee of $59 for a one-week camp or $99 for a two-week camp.
  • Forms and Documentation: In addition to the online application, NBT requests important information from camp directors before, during, and after the camp. Directors must agree to submit or administer on a timely basis the following: marketing form (within 30 days of grant notice); pre- and post-camp online surveys (first and last day of camp); camp evaluation and financial report (within 30 days of final day of camp).
  • Marketing: Camps are expected to recruit the minimum number of participants and will be asked to provide marketing plans and strategies for promoting the camp to their communities and through local school districts. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174993

Estimated Size of Grant:

Tiered Grant Structure and Awards: NBT grant support is meant to provide start-up funding for the first three years to assist a camp as it moves into a self-sustaining stage. Each year a school hosts a camp, the amount of their financial support from NBT is reduced according to the tiered schedule outlined below:
- Year 1 camp - $2,500
- Year 2 camp - $1,500
- Year 3 camp - $1,000

In addition to the monetary awards, NBT provides each camp (including affiliates) with an adequate supply of NBT curriculum guides for campers and instructors, customized T-shirts with camp and sponsors’ logos, 365-day licenses for the student version of SolidWorks software, marketing support, and other class materials, as needed.

Term of Contract:

Applications for the following year are accepted.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Schools are organizations are eligible to apply.

You are eligible if your school offers a degree program or curriculum that leads to a career in manufacturing, can provide adequate facilities and staffing, and is capable of offering instruction on entrepreneurship. Learn more by reviewing Grant Awards and Requirements.

Pre-Application Information:

Application: The grant application is open July 1 through Dec. 1 of the year prior to the summer in which a camp will be held.

Award notifications will be sent by Jan. 31 of the camp year.

Submit your application no later than December 1, 2020 to request support for your 2021 summer manufacturing camp. Late applications will not be accepted.

A separate application must be completed for each camp being held at your school/institution. There's no limit on the number of camps you may hold. If the same camp is being held during two different weeks, that qualifies as two camps and two separate applications must be submitted.

More information:
https://www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://fma.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cJgsa3410H9Jt4N

Please contact Dana Brown at dbrown@fmanet.org or 815-227-8205 with any questions.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123

815-399-8700 or toll-free 888-394-4362
foundation@fmanet.org

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735