To accomplish their educational goals, the AFA communicates directly with the American public about the importance of maintaining a sound aerospace infrastructure and the importance of maintaining a strong Air Force to ensure national security. Another important part of their educational efforts is to support the educational objectives of the Air Force and CAP. As part of that support, the AFA recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of aerospace education. To support CAP’s aerospace education programs, the AFA provides aerospace education grants for Civil Air Patrol units and educators. Since 1996, the AFA has provided over $350,000 to CAP units and educators to help fund their aerospace education programs, inspiring interest in over 350,000 youth toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and careers.
The requirements and selection criteria for the Air Force Association Grants for the Civil Air Patrol Members who are Educators are as follows:
CAP educator member AE grant cycle deadlines are March 31 and September 30. An application form can be downloaded above or requested from firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications should be emailed to email@example.com.
NOTE: For an additional AE grant awarded to educators by AFA National in January of each year, educators should also consider applying bbetween 1 July and 17 October for the annual AFA's Educator Grants.