STEM Talent Challenge

Deadline Approaching

The deadline to apply for the FY23 STEM Talent Challenge is 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 12, 2023.

The $4.5 million STEM Talent Challenge supports programs to train science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent and fuel regional innovation economies across the nation. APPLY HERE.

This funding opportunity provides grants up to $500,000 for implementation of a 24-month workforce program that complements their region’s innovation economy. Competitive applications will demonstrate how the program will develop or expand regional STEM workforce capacity to support entrepreneurial ventures, industries of the future, and other innovation-driven businesses.


Eligible applicants include cities, counties, states, other political subdivisions of states, and Tribal Nations; as well as non-profit organizations, public-private partnerships, federal laboratories or science/research parks, institutions of higher education, Economic Development Organizations, and consortia of the aforementioned with government support.

Click here for the Notice of Funding Opportunity. For more information including full details on eligibility, visit EDA’s STEM Talent Challenge webpage.

EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) administers the STEM Talent Challenge, which is authorized under Section 30 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Act of 1980.

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