The Coeur d’Alene Tribe recognizes that education holds the key to our future success as a state, a region and a nation. We have always believed in the power of education; it is a part of our culture and one of our top priorities. In fact, we value education so much that our leadership insisted on returning 5% of our net gaming revenues to the financial support of education as part of our 1992 gaming compact with the State of Idaho. We committed to this voluntarily and we are proud to stand by that commitment twenty years later. Over the past two decades, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has donated more than $18 million and counting to education around the region.
Idaho National Laboratory is committed to increasing the number of students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The lab does this by supporting the Idaho STEM initiative or i-STEM and also funding grants to enhance K-12 classrooms. Grant applications are accepted during specific times throughout the year. Please check this website for grant information.