ICE Mini-Grants

State-wide ICE Mini-Grants

Applications are open! 

Submissions will be due OCTOBER 01.


Congratulations to our 2016 Winners!


Project/ActivityApplicantSchoolSchool District
Sheridan’s MakerspaceKatie LechowskiMark Sheridan Math and Science Academy (MSA)Chicago Public Schools
Unlocking the Mystery of the Lit Circles!Kathy J. WicklineUnity Junior High SchoolTolono Unit 7 Schools
Bringing English to Life with RobotsTraci JohnsonROWVA High SchoolROWVA CUSD 208
Innovation KitMegan MkrtschjanCUSD 303CUSD 303 - St. Charles
The Journey Begins with an Offered HandBenjamin LaffertyNathan Hale Middle SchoolCook County School District 130
ROWVA AV Club Upgrade TimeChristopher JohnsonROWVA Jr/Sr High SchoolROWVA CUSD 208
Dash and Dot Coding RobotsAmanda GraczykForest Ridge School District 142 Elementary Schools Kerkstra/Foster Elementary SchoolsForest Ridge School District 142
Multigrade Biliteracy Students and OsmoMaria Ibarra LorenceKingsley Elementary/ Downers Grove Grade School District 58Downers Grove Grade School District 58
Getting Social with Lego Tech!Sharon PaytonLincoln ElementaryRiver Forest District 90
Mobile Minecraft LabTom MichelsLombard Middle SchoolGalesburg CUSD #205
Middle School RoboticsMatt O'BrienMeridian Middle SchoolMeridian CUSD #15
3DNA: Making DNA Three DimensionalChris FormanMahomet-Seymour High SchoolMahomet-Seymour CUSD #3
Breaking the Code of the Jr. High ClassroomKatie McGowanBurnham SchoolBurnham School SD 154.5
Virtual Reality for Students with Autism and Developmental DisabilitiesDiane McClellanDowners Grove North High SchoolCSD99
Move It, Move It Makerspace: Coding and RoboticsDenise FlemmingLincoln ElementaryDeKalb CUSD 428
MakerspaceMary DustCentral Grade SchoolEffingham Community School District 


Please read the ICE Mini-Grant Guidelines

 ICE is very pleased to announce a new mini-grant program available to all ICE members across Illinois.   Are you looking for a way to make your school or classroom Maker Space a reality, seeking a few more devices to facilitate an engaging and exciting classroom project, or wanting to try a cutting-edge innovation that is so new you missed your school's budget cycle?  Apply for an ICE mini-grant!

ICE is the leader in supporting and promoting innovative education for all. With this mission in mind, the ICE Governing Board has budgeted funds to cover multiple grants. The purpose of the ICE Mini-Grant Program is to provide ICE members throughout the state with funding for educational technology projects that showcase innovation and creativity and directly benefit students in PreK-12 classrooms.

We hope to award multiple grants, so the odds are good and the application is short and to the point.  We ask you to tell us what you want to do, how it is innovative for your school, what it will cost to implement, how many students will be impacted and require some other necessary information, but that's about it.  Your project must meet our guidelines and demonstrate innovation and the potential to benefit students.  All submissions will be reviewed by multiple readers based on criteria listed in our guidelines document, linked below.

Questions? Contact ICE Awards Committee Co-Chairs

Lorie Jessup or Angie Sutherland at