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Massachusetts Creativity/Innovation Initiative

Grants to Massachusetts School Districts & Schools
to Ready 6-12 Grade Students for College & Career

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Deadline Date:

11/13/14 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Massachusetts school districts, charter schools, and approved special education schools for programs to foster creativity and innovation among students in grades 6-12. Eligible programs provide students with academic, personal and social, and career readiness skills necessary for future success.

Work undertaken through this funding will integrate several educational initiatives, including:
1) Supporting creativity and innovation skill acquisition;
2) Preparing students for college and career;
3) Integrating the use of new tools and technologies in the classroom;
4) Partnering with community resources; and
5) Implementing standards-based education.

Inter-disciplinary work is strongly encouraged.

Priority will be given to projects that provide students with an active role in documenting project activities, student progress, and presentations of final products, including interviews of project participants and partners using various media (video, photography etc.). Priority will also be given to projects that integrate the use of new tools and technologies (such as: mobile devices, games, online courses, social media, presentation software, and research tools) to enhance student learning.

Priority will be given to proposals that involve more than one educator, address more than one academic discipline, and engage community partners in the curriculum development and implementation process.

Priority will be given to proposals that enable a team of students to demonstrate their creativity, capacity to innovate, and leadership skills to respond to community needs, using principles of community service learning, in collaboration with community partners.

Funds may be used for:
* Stipends for educators and community partners
* Materials, supplies, and technologies for project development, project implementation and project documentation including purchase of student classroom materials, and student incentives, such as snacks for afterschool or summer activities
* Consultants
* In-state travel

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GrantWatch ID#: 148029

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in Year 1.

Term of Contract:

Upon approval- June 30, 2015 (Year 1). Districts awarded FY2015 grants may be eligible for a FY2016 Continuation Grant, contingent upon funding and successful completion of their Year 1 performance goals and objectives.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public school districts, charter schools, approved private special education schools, and collaboratives that serve students in some or all of grades 6-12.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Shailah Stewart
(781) 338-3904

Nyal Fuentes
(781) 338-3593

Email copy of application to:
Carrie Harrington

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USA: Massachusetts

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