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Grants to Arkansas K-12 Public Schools for Computer Science Programs

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Arkansas

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Innovation in Computer Science School Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) - Office of Computer Science


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #156086

Grant Description

Grants of up to $7,500, grants of up to $20,000, and grants of up to $25,000 to Arkansas K-12 public schools for computer science and computing standards programs. Applicants must submit a proposal prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for the purchase of equipment and curriculum, student incentives, software licenses, professional development, and other relevant expenses.

Proposals will be evaluated on the level of innovation and potential effectiveness in regards to:

  • Broadening student participation in computer science courses with an additional emphasis placed on programs that broaden participation within underserved populations
  • Increasing computer science teacher capacity within the school and understanding of computer science for involved educators
  • Increasing community understanding and local industry support of local computer science initiatives/programs
  • Number of, and the impact on, students, teachers, and/or community members reached by the proposal
  • Follow-up components and/or outreach/marketing components.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public K-12 schools in Arkansas are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

This is a multi-stage competitive grant process; each proposal will be judged by a committee. Chosen proposals will be invited and required to complete and submit an ADE-required grant application, based on the proposal, for full approval before funding is awarded and released.

The proposal process opens when announced by ADE via Commissioner's Memo and closes at 11:45 p.m. CST on April 30, 2022; preliminary award decisions will be released by May 28, 2022.

This grant application must be completed and submitted by August 20, 2022.

Programs will be forward funded up to 50% of the projected grant award amount; the remaining 50% will be funded once the first half is fully and appropriately expensed. Organizations may contract with curriculum / professional development providers to provide training to educators as needed.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$250,000

Number of Grants:

18

Estimated Size of Grant:

ADE expects to award approximately three $25,000 grants, five $20,000 grants, and ten $7,500 grants; however, ADE may elect not to award all grants or full grant amounts if the quality of the proposals do not warrant award.

Term of Contract:

The grant performance period will be July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023; initial funding will not be distributed until after July 15, 2022.

Contact Information:

Apply online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSforARInvGrant2022

Primary Contact:
#ARKidsCanCode / #CSforAR Team
501-682-0459
CSforAR@arkansas.gov

Secondary Contact:
Anthony Owen
501-682-0459
Anthony.Owen@arkansas.gov

Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall,
Little Rock, AR 72201

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