VASE's Small Equipment Grants are designed to enable Vermont teachers to incorporate opportunities for hands-on STEM activities in their classrooms (and are meant for in-classroom projects only). VASE's HOST grants are designed to support independent science activities such as extra-curricular science clubs, science/robotic clubs (eg. FIRST robotics), and independent citizen science projects (and are not meant for in-classroom projects). Both funding mechanisms can award up to $1500.00 per application based on scientific merit and student accessibility. Applications are especially encouraged from Vermont science teachers who serve rural and underserved communities. Click on the "Grants and Awards" tab and navigate to the SEG and HOST applications site for further detail.