Grants, Funding & Awards


STEM Grants Focus on Health Sciences and Mental Health

In the previous two years teachers have received almost $190,000 to support their classroom needs.

NewSchools Offers Funding to New Innovative Schools and Diverse Leader Projects

NewSchools Venture Fund said it would invest up to $200,000 to help open innovative public schools and between $100,000 and $200,000 for programs focused on growing, advancing and supporting Black and Latinx leadership in education. The total fund is $8 million.

Moonshot Competition Seeks Ideas to Revolutionize Education

Two organizations, one liberal and the other conservative, have announced a joint project to seek new ideas that will "revolutionize schooling." The deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.

Federal Grants Support Local Approaches to School Safety

The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for three fiscal-year 2019 grant competitions that support "locally-tailored" approaches to school safety.

New Grant Program Offers Free Robotics Gear for Schools

UBTECH Education is looking to expose more students to robotics and engineering through a new competitive grant program targeted toward school districts.

Kajeet Launches Program to Make School-Home Broadband Access More Affordable

Kajeet has kicked off a new program aimed at making school and home broadband access more affordable for schools. The program, ConnectEdNow, provides free hardware, device subsidies and a discounted data plan.

Deadline Approaching for $3,500 Classroom Grants

The deadline is less than two weeks away for classroom grants offering cash and creative arts products.

FCC Under Fire for Considering Major Change to Federal Funding for School Technology

CoSN and SHLB Coalition are urging the FCC to not consolidate the cap for the Universal Service Fund into one program because it could hinder broadband connectivity funds available to schools.

AI Education Nonprofit Receives $1.1 Million in Funding

Artificial intelligence education nonprofit Iridescent has received $625,000 in new funding, following a recent $500,000 investment. The group’s purpose is to work with underrepresented youth to help them “to become self-motivated learners inventors, and leaders.”

Small School District Invests Big in STEM Innovation Labs

A small South Carolina school district is making a large investment in STEM education. The three-school Florence School District Four opened a STEM "innovation lab" in its elementary school for the 2018-2019 school year and introduced drone pilot certification lessons to high schoolers. Now it plans to open a second STEM lab in its middle school in time for the start of classes next fall.

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