Grants, Funding & Awards

E-Rate Window Opens Mid-December To Help Schools Bolster Connectivity

The next window for E-Rate funding requests opens on December 12, 2012 and closes at the end of March 14, 2013, 93 days later.

5 States Pursue Second Round of Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge

According to the United States Department of Education, all five eligible states have stepped forward to participate in the second round of applications for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, which provides funding for reforms in state early learning programs.

$5.4 Million Grants Fund Personalized, Blended Learning Programs

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) has awarded $5.4 million in new grants to assist 13 secondary and postsecondary educational organizations in the development of new models of personalized, blended learning, where traditional classroom teaching methods are combined with computer-mediated activities.

Sequestration: A Mighty Sword

Inaction by Congress and the impending sequestration could have a devastating impact on educational technology funding.

Recycler Contest Awarding Interactive Whiteboard Alternative

FundingFactory, a company that pays schools for used printer cartridges and other items, has teamed up with Learning Resources, a manufacturer of educational products, to give away classroom technology to encourage schools to amplify their recycling fundraising efforts.

Florida Department of Education Proposes $441.7 Million in New Technology Funding

The Florida Department of Education has made a budget request for more than $440 million in 2013 to pay for computers, broadband connections, and other high tech equipment to ensure the state's public schools are sufficiently equipped for digital learning.

Denver Schools To Accelerate Blended Learning with $2.3 Million Corporate Grant

The foundation for an investment firm based in Denver that manages about $152 billion in assets worldwide is nearly doubling down on a multi-million-dollar investment it made in the local public school system.

Charter Schools Win Grants To Share 'Lessons Learned' with Traditional Schools

The United States Department of Education has named seven winners of Charter School Exemplary Collaboration grants, which will receive a total of more than $1.2 million. The funding is provided so charter schools can share lessons learned with public schools and school districts.

PBS LearningMedia And Henry Ford Foundation Launch Innovative Teacher Competition

Innovative preK-12 teachers who find new ways to improve student learning are invited to enter the 2012 Teacher Innovator Awards competition sponsored by Dearborn, MI-based The Henry Ford and PBS Learning Media.

$10,000 Classroom Makeover Contest Opens

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Great American Classroom Makeover, which offers prizes of up to $10,000 for supplies for both individual classrooms and schools.