Grants, Funding & Awards


900 San Diego Students to Get Always-Connected PCs

A grant from Qualcomm Technologies, a San Diego-area company, will enable the San Diego Unified School District to deploy 900 new personal computers to students. What's unique is that the units have built-in cellular connectivity. The company has also committed to a one-time $141,000 donation to cover the cellular connectivity costs for the devices.

NEA Predicts 20 Percent Decline in Education Workforce

The largest labor union in the country, the National Education Association, has estimated that the United States could lose 1.9 million education jobs unless Congress delivers additional funding for states and localities to bolster support for schools.

XPRIZE Announces Video Game Design Challenge for Students

XPRIZE — the organization known for designing and managing major prize competitions to spur major technological advances — is launching XPRIZE Connect, a new program to get young people to pursue careers in STEM (and eventually become XPRIZE competitors themselves).

NASEF Runs Non-Player Esports Challenge

Prize bundles include $500 individual scholarships and esports club grants, along with gift cards, a pizza party, tech gear and recognition on the NASEF website and social media.

Report: COVID-19's Impact on School Funding

While it's much too soon to understand what impact COVID-19 will have on K–12 education, two researchers have looked at the potential outcomes.

ED Grant Competition Offers $300 Million in Funds to 'Rethink Education'

The United State Department of Education has announced a new grant program offering $307.5 million in funds for states to "create adaptable, innovative learning opportunities for K-12 and postsecondary learners in response to the COVID-19 national emergency."

College Board, Amazon Giving 4,000 Free Computers to AP CS Students

The College Board has teamed up with Amazon Future Engineer to donate 4,000 laptop computers to students who want to access Advanced Placement Computer Science courses and can't because they lack a device at home to take the exams. Students receiving the donated laptops will get to keep them to support their educational journey beyond the COVID-19 outbreak.

How the Pandemic Stimulus Bill Pays Out for Education

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 24, 2020, includes about $30.75 billion in funding dedicated to the needs of public education.

Educators Implore FCC to Cover Home Internet in E-rate Expansion

It's time for E-rate to cover the cost of home internet access. That's the word from 7,664 teachers, education IT people, principals and superintendents who have signed a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the Commission to make E-rate funds available to help schools and districts "equip" students with home internet access.

Nonprofits Have Until March 20 to Apply for Grant to Deliver Services to Kids

Local community nonprofits in the United States that serve children ages 12 and under have been invited to apply for grants this week, specifically to ramp up their work in serving health and nutritional needs and special education support through the current COVID-19 crisis.

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