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Budgeting

This describes the process of identifying costs related to personnel, facilities, equipment and supplies in STEM schools/programs.

Budgeting in the Exploratory Model involves identifying costs related to personnel, facilities, equipment and supplies.

Budgeting considerations include:

  • Lead facilitator
  • Support staff
  • Materials and supplies (dependent on labs and planned activities)
  • Location space (if necessary)
  • Determine if participants will be charged a registration fee, apply for grants, donations or outside funding
  • Travel costs (if necessary)
  • Discretionary funds and other resources are allocated to advance implementation of all the STEM strategies outlined in the program plan
  • Specific budgets for packaged programs are also available from Community Education Centers, outside vendors as well as a variety of grant programs
  • Research and apply for a variety of local, state, and national grants
  • Research and inquire about business community funding and partnerships

Budgeting in the Introductory Model involves identifying costs related to personnel, facilities, equipment and supplies.

Budgeting considerations include:

  • Lead facilitator at each site
  • Support staff
  • Materials and supplies (dependent on labs and planned activities)
  • Location space (if necessary)
  • Determine if participants will be charged a registration fee, apply for grants, donations, or outside funding
  • Travel costs (if necessary)
  • Discretionary funds and other resources are allocated to advance implementation of all the STEM strategies outlined in the program plan
  • Specific budgets for packaged programs are also available from Community Education Centers, outside vendors as well as a variety of grant programs
  • Research and apply for a variety of local, state, and national grants
  • Research and inquire about business community funding and partnerships

Budgeting in the Partial Immersion Model involves identifying costs related to personnel, facilities, equipment and supplies. Special consideration may be necessary for professional development, travel and program marketing.

Budgeting considerations include:

  • Personnel (all teachers salaries and benefits)
  • Support staff (salaries and benefits)
  • Materials and supplies (dependent on labs and planned activities)
  • Custodial services
  • Location space (if necessary) including architectural and plan review and permit fees
  • Construction costs (if necessary)
  • Design a strategic plan to apply and manage grants, donations or outside funding
  • Discretionary funds and other resources are allocated to advance implementation of all the STEM strategies outlined in the program plan
  • Travel costs (if necessary) for researching programs and marketing/ recruiting.
  • Specific budgets for canned programs are also available from Community Education Centers, outside vendors as well as a variety of grant programs
  • Research and applying for a variety of local, state, and national grants
  • Research and inquire about business community funding and partnerships

Budgeting in the Full Immersion Model involves identifying costs related to personnel, facilities, equipment and supplies. Special consideration may be necessary for professional development, travel and program marketing.

Budgeting considerations include:

  • School/program administrator (including benefits)
  • School/program curriculum specialist (including benefits)
  • Personnel (all teachers salaries and benefits)
  • Support staff (salaries and benefits)
  • Materials and supplies (dependent on labs and planned activities)
  • Custodial services
  • Location space (if necessary) including architectural and plan review and permit fees
  • Construction costs (if necessary)
  • Design a strategic plan to apply and manage grants, donations or outside funding
  • Discretionary funds and other resources are allocated to advance implementation of all the STEM strategies outlined in the program plan
  • Travel costs (if necessary) for researching programs and marketing/ recruiting.
  • Specific budgets for canned programs are also available from Community Education Centers, outside vendors as well as a variety of grant programs
  • Research and applying for a variety of local, state, and national grants
  • Research and inquire about business community funding and partnerships
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