Grants, Funding & Awards

Federal Program to Reimburse Schools for Devices, Hotspots, Home Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission has finalized rules for a $7.17 billion program that will reimburse schools for 100% of the “reasonable” cost of equipment and services to give students the access to technology they need for remote and hybrid learning.

Distance Learning Grant to Award $44.5 Million in Funding

The United States Department of Agriculture is awarding grants ranging from $50,000 to $1 million to organizations supporting distance learning and telemedicine in rural communities. The deadline for this competitive grant program is June 4.

Google Ups Support for DonorsChoose with $500,000 Commitment to #ISeeMe Campaign, a philanthropic initiative of Google, is offering up to $500,000 in matching funds via “for projects created by teachers of color as well as projects from all teachers requesting culturally responsive and antiracist resources.”

Epson Launches Sweepstakes for Teacher Appreciation Week

Epson will be running an online sweepstakes for Teacher Appreciation Week each day next week, May 3–7. The sweepstakes will offer a total of five high-capacity, cartridge-free all-in-one printers (the EcoTank ET-4760).

NVIDIA Joins with AI Pathways Program to Expand Access to AI and Robotics Education

NVIDIA has entered into a three-year partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA) to support the AI Pathways Institute, a program that exposes students to artificial intelligence and robotics education. The aim of the partnership, according to NVIDIA, is to expand access to the program “to more students, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented communities.”

Deadline Looms for Tech Micro Grants

The deadline for the Educators of America Micro Grant program is this Thursday, April 15, The program awards $250 to $5,000 to individual teachers and others involved in education for technology.

Scholarship Fund to Cover Cost of AWS Testing

A new initiative in Arizona will help disadvantaged students in high school and college take Amazon AWS certification exams.

Harbor Freight Competition Recognizes Teachers in Trades

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools has opened the new application window for applying to win cash prizes for teaching excellence. This competition puts the emphasis on recognizing educators and programs teaching the "skilled trades" in public high schools. It’s sponsored by the Smidt Foundation, established by Harbor Freight Tools owner and founder Eric Smidt, to support the advancement of skilled trades education in the United States.

Osmo Launching $2,000 STEAM Education Mini-Grants

Beginning July 1, public schools will be eligible to apply for one of 20 mini-grants designed to promote STEAM education.

What You Need to Know About the Emergency Connectivity Fund

E-rate received a $7.1 billion boost specifically to cover expenses related to off-campus connectivity. An expert dissects how the ECF could be structured, what it can be used for and how to help your district prepare for its arrival.