Information on the ACCELerator Grants Program

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
Gulf Coast Chapter
2023-2024 ACCELerator Grants Program

The NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter (NDIA GCC) is pleased to announce the continuation of the ACCELerator Grants Program. The focus of this program is to foster enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math in our local school children. The program seeks to accomplish this by awarding grants up to $1000 each to local schoolteachers and tax-exempt/non-profit organizations who successfully propose projects or programs which demonstrate creativity and innovation in teaching and encouraging an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Last year we awarded $62,316 total to 64 teachers in the Okaloosa, Walton, and Santa Rosa County School Districts.

New this year, we are introducing an ACCEL “Booster” Grant for $1,000 each that will be funded directly via industry partner sponsorship. All ACCEL grant applicants will have an opportunity to present rationale for the award of a $1,000 Booster grant, which will be in addition to their basic ACCEL grant, should they be selected. Only a limited number of Booster grants will be available, and it is our intention to award them to the highest scoring basic grant awardees.

The deadline to submit ACCEL grant applications was Friday, 6 October 2023. A NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter committee selects the most deserving projects and the recipients are notified a few weeks later. The number of grants will be dependent on funding. NDIA GCC reserves the right to cancel this program at any time. Grants made prior to cancellation will not be affected by cancellation.

Application Period ended Friday, 6 October 2023. The following forms are provided for reference and download.

ACCELerator Grants application form (to print)
ACCELerator Grants application form (digitally fillable)

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