ICE Mini-Grants


Congratulations to our 2017 Winners! 

Corrie BallUnplugged CodingWild Rose Elementary SchoolSt. Charles D303
Rebecca KornackStop Motion AnimationChase Elementary SchooChicago Public Schools
Sarah HornerMakerspaceAbingdon-Avon High SchoolAbingdon-Avon District #276
Gabrielle EsselmanOzo Bots for ED StudentsQuincy Junior High SchoolQuincy Public Schools
Nina AndrewsConnecting Kids with CodingDunlap Grade School and Wilder-Waite ElementaryDunlap CUSD #323
Stephanie AltgilbersLego Mindstorms MazeUnity High SchoolUnity CUSD 4
Kaitlyn HolmenBuilding a MakerspaceGlen Flora Elementary SchoolWaukegan District 60
Rebecca Meyers
Julie Flack
3D Creations with LiteratureEffingham High SchoolEffingham Community School District #40
Jen GilbertConnecting Digital and Physical with Makey MakeyFairview South SchoolFairview South District 72
Megan HainesSTEAM Resource Class with CircuitryGreenbrook Elementary SchoolKeeneyville School District 20
Kathy GoldbergWSRS NewsSt. Raymond SchoolArchdiocese of Chicago


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

Deb Thompson or Angie Sutherland at