Grants, Funding & Awards


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.

Closing the Homework Gap Through Educational Broadband Service

A new study finds the licensing of unassigned Educational Broadband Service Spectrum to educators and nonprofits would reduce the digital divide by nearly 20 percent.

Congress Considers Bills Focused on STEM Equity, Privacy, Transfer Credits, Anti-Harassment, Cyber Workforce and School Security

Lawmakers considered six bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

Wyoming Adding CS to State Learning Standards

Wyoming is adding computer science to its state K-12 learning standards after agreeing to reduce the amount of the instructional burden for them placed on elementary teachers.

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