Manchester, NH – The SEE Science Center has been awarded a 2017 Community Development Investment Program (CDIP) grant from The NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA). The CDFA grants state tax credit awards on a competitive basis to qualified organizations for specific projects or programs. Organizations that are chosen partner with NH businesses who receive 75% state tax credit for their contributions. The grant in the amount of $200,000 will assist the SEE Science Center with several organizational goals.
In order to continue to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the SEE Science Center plans to use the grant to upgrade and acquire new exhibits. The greater Manchester area continues to grow as a center for high tech businesses and industries. Therefore SEE believes it is more important than ever to provide a place to introduce and inspire interest in STEM careers and lifelong science learning for the community. SEE plans to partner with businesses and research organizations to introduce new exhibit topics to the center and to showcase local innovations. The grant will also allow SEE to further their efforts to promote and practice sustainability by installing LEED certified LED lighting throughout the center.
The SEE Science center is open to the public seven days a week with hands-on interactive exhibits, daily demonstrations and the community built LEGO® Millyard Project. SEE also offers field trip, group and outreach programs, camps and mini-courses, hosts traveling exhibits and more. SEE is located in Manchester’s historic Millyard at 200 Bedford Street for more information visit www.see-sciencecenter.org. For information about how to partner with SEE in this CDIP grant, please call Peter Gustafson at 669-0400.