Grants, Funding & Awards


FCC Cybersecurity Funding Pilot Moves Forward

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a $200 million, three-year program to help schools and libraries purchase eligible cybersecurity services and equipment — and to gather data on how well the products and services address cyber threats.

Student-Created LMS Integration Wins Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit focused on entrepreneurship education, has announced the winners of its Midwest Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, an annual Shark Tank-style pitch event in which local high school students compete for seed capital to fund innovative business ideas.

Free Resources and Consulting Services Available to Help Secure School Violence Protection Funding

Ed tech provider Bluum is offering free grant resources and consulting services to help school districts apply for funding from the COPS School Violence Protection Program, a grant opportunity from the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services with awards totaling $73 million.

K–12 School Makeover Sweepstakes Offers $50,000 Learning Space Redesign

Comprehensive K–12 learning environment solutions provider School Specialty recently launched its first-ever $50,000 School Makeover Sweepstakes, according to a news release. One grand-prize winner will receive a school makeover, while ten first-prize winners will get professional development packages worth up to $6,500.

$3 Billion in 70 Days: Tips for Expediting E-rate Funding Approval

With the E-rate application window closing soon, consider these four best practices for getting funding applications approved quickly.

Society for Science Awards 41 Student STEM Research Grants

The Society for Science organization has announced 41 educator awardees of its 2023-2024 STEM Research Grants to provide research kits or funding for middle and high school hands-on science education projects.

Extreme Networks Expands Slate of E-Rate Eligible Solutions

Cloud networking company Extreme Networks has announced an expansion of federal broadband E-Rate eligible solutions for K–12 schools and public libraries.

'Too Small and Too Slow': FCC Cybersecurity Pilot Proposal Draws Criticism

A week remains for K–12 stakeholders to submit comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed 3-year, $200 million Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program, and so far, most comments submitted have expressed significant concerns that it is too "too small and too slow" to help public schools defend against emerging cyber threats.

Districts, SHLB Coalition Applaud FCC Approval of E-rate Funds for Wi-Fi on School Buses

Beginning in funding year 2024, K–12 school districts may use E-rate funding for school bus-based Wi-Fi, connecting students on long bus rides — and, in some districts, connecting students in homes with no internet service — just as the Emergency Connectivity Fund expires.

THE Journal Reveals 2023 New Product of the Year Winners

Seventeen companies were selected as winners for their product achievements.

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