Intel began manufacturing in Chandler in 1980, and in celebration of the company's 40th anniversary in Arizona, Intel and the Intel Foundation are partnering with the Arizona Educational Foundation to award 40 grants of up $2,500 each to 40 public school teachers across the state, according to a news release from Intel.

The grants will be awarded to teachers to support science, technology, education, arts and mathematics projects and initiatives, according to the release.

"We are so proud of the ecosystem of innovation that we’ve helped build here in Arizona, and we’re excited to support Arizona teachers, who are inspiring the next generation of innovators and leaders," Intel Public Affairs Director Elizabeth Shipley said in statement. "Investing in education and in our community is an investment in our community’s future.”

Any full-time, certified pre-K-12 grade teacher working in an Arizona district public school, public charter, or Bureau of Indian Education school is eligible to apply. Grants are open to classroom teachers of any content area, including grade-level teachers, arts, special education, early childhood education and physical education. Projects must occur any time between April 1-Dec. 1 at the school named in the application.

Grant criteria, project and program examples, restrictions, and the online application are available at

The application window is open now and closes March 6.