Applications being accepted for STEM funding

SIOUX CITY, IA (Oct. 12, 2021)—The STEM BEST® HD Program is designed to prepare students for the workforce in fields of computer science, health professions and advanced manufacturing. Applications are being accepted from Iowa schools to develop curriculum in job sectors and awards of up to $40,000 will be granted. Please see this detailed flyer from STEM BEST HD about the program, timeline, and how to start. If schools in Northwest Iowa have questions, they can contact Jordan Menning, educational consultant at Northwest AEA, at


With offices in Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars, Onawa, Sioux Center, and Sioux City, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit