AERO Education Grant Program
The Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics' Aviation Education Program concluded its application acceptance for the 2023-2024 academic year on May 31, 2023. Grants are for education programs that are aviation and aerospace minded for primary through post-secondary education. The program funds are part of more than $450,000 the agency annually provides to programs statewide aimed at exposing more Oklahoma young people to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and careers in the aviation and aerospace industry.
There is nothing more important that we do here at the Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics (ODAA) than to encourage young people to consider aerospace or aviation as a career when they finish their post-secondary education. The ODAA’s aerospace and aviation education funding supports the Oklahoma Works initiative that aims to address the skills gap and connect students to programs that will help build Oklahoma’s aerospace and aviation workforce.
Aerospace and aviation education is one of the ODAA’s top priorities. Since FY2001, it has provided $5.1 million in aerospace and education funding to organizations and programs throughout the state. Just within the last 5 years alone, the Commission has awarded over $1.9 million in education grants and contracts. Research the rules filed with the Secretary of State, Title 25, Chapter 25, to verify that your program qualifies and then apply today! Be sure to share this opportunity with your local schools, career techs, colleges, cities, and community leaders.