Apply for QZAB grant

Click on the Map below to see QZAB Allocations and Match Donations ($ Millions) for Your State.

Puerto Rico


  • Our Donation (mandated by the Law) :  We have given $110 Million plus in QZAB 10% Match, enabling 252 School Districts, State of New Jersey and Puerto Rico to apply for $1 Billion plus in QZAB funds– more than any other entity by a wide margin
  • Our QZAB STEM+ Academy (mandated by the Law): We have helped more students receive world-class STEM+ education via the best QZAB STEM+ Academy by the State University of New York than all other entities put together – a student advances a grade level in 20-30 learning hours!
  • Our Mission: Help you get QZAB funds for renovation, energy, technology, curriculum (STEM etc.) at zero interest, and more-importantly help “prepare your students better for college and workforce,” as mandated by the Law
  • Contact us and we can help you get the funds and the Academy you need—A One Stop QZAB Solution
  • Assistance with Bond Issue: For school districts planning a bond issue in the next 18 months, we will provide assistance to gain public approval. Contact NEF Resident Supt. Dr. Art Stellar at 828-764-1785 or

QZAB Details:

What is QZAB? It is a Federal zero interest (up to 25 years) program

QZAB Eligibility: 35% or more students on Free/Reduced Lunch in one or more of your schools

Amount: You can apply for $1 to $30 million or more


Use of QZAB Funds: Renovation, Energy, Technology, Equipment, Curriculum (STEM academies), Teacher Training

QZAB Federal Law mandates: 1) 10% match donation  at  reasonable fair market value and relevant to the QZAB academy. Discounts that are ordinarily given, are not acceptable; 2) QZAB academy that “prepares students better for college and workforce.” Be sure you comply with these to avoid problems with IRS audit.

Our Assistance: As the national nonprofit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides in the nation’s schools, at the request of the U.S. Education Dept. and members of Congress, we have agreed to provide any QZAB-eligible school district/school the mandated 10% match donation and the mandated QZAB Academy.

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