Funding, Grants and Awards
Georgia Institutions Share $4.5 Million in Grants
educational institutions and groups in Georgia will
share $4.5 million over the next two years to improve student
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has announced
the award winners of
Fund, a competitive grant program.
The fund began as part of Georgia's Race to the Top campaign
to improve education. It is funded by both the state government and
The program is intended to serve several different
with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math education;
blended learning school models;
innovative resource management models; and
As an example, a $10,000 award will go to the New Hope
Education Center in Dallas, GA, to plan a blended learning
program that will
target students who have not been successful in the traditional high
"I am confident these funds will give our schools and
devoted to education the opportunity to focus on applied learning
and STEM development," said Deal. "Together, we can help every Georgia
experience an innovative enriching educational environment."
The award amounts and timing of the release of the
depends on the stage at which the winning project is. For instance,
grants (like the one New Hope is getting) will give winning institutions
$10,000 over the next year. Those who are in the implementation stage
$1 million over two years and the groups and schools who want to scale
projects already in place will get $200,000 over two years.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.