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Wyoming Trust Fund for Innovative Education Grant

Grants to Wyoming Public School Districts to
Enhance Educational Programming for Students

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Wyoming Department of Education (WDE)

Deadline Date:

04/30/21 5:00 PM - Postmarked

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Wyoming public school districts to enhance educational programming for students throughout the State. Funding is intended for new and unique activities across a range of disciplines. Eligible programs are designed to benefit elementary and secondary school students.

Funds from a separate general fund revenue source are available to the Wyoming Department of Education via W.S. 21-22-102 to distribute to school districts annually as innovative program grants. The purpose of the grant is to create innovative educational opportunities for public school students at all levels. W.S. 21-22-106 states that the funding should provide innovation in or improvement of public education through the creation of new, different, and improved educational opportunities in elementary and secondary schools inclusive of the following:

  • Curriculum development activities such as initiatives in foreign languages, mathematics, social studies, English and the sciences; programs to develop critical or creative thinking; programs involving the private sector and programs providing parental and family training.
  • Operational initiatives such as modification to class schedules, school day, week, month or year calendar and scheduling of extracurricular activities.
  • Administrator and staff development and improvement programs such as performance incentives, awards for excellence, professional training and development programs, and performance evaluation programs.
  • Acquisition of technological equipment for programs expanding curriculum, enriching student education, enhancing staff development and providing community service.
  • Applied science and technology programs designed to meet future labor market demands and to integrate public school programs with needs of business and industry.
  • Technical preparation programs integrating specific public school programs with community college programs and working with business and industry to prepare students for technical and academic careers.
  • Evaluation programs designed to determine the effect and achievement of innovative programs previously funded or currently provided within the district.
  • Public early childhood programs. including those designed to better prepare children for elementary school, and to improve parents’ skills in developing their children’s learning skills.

For the grant award year 2021-22, applications showing creation or improvement of computer science and/or open educational resource programs and professional development activities specific to computer science and/or open educational resources will be given higher priority. 

For competitive priorities, see https://edu.wyoming.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Wyoming-Education-Trust-Fund-Grant-Application-Competitive-Grant-Requirements.pdf#page=1

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181147

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$250,000

Number of Grants:

An estimated five to seven grants will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

No grant request shall exceed $50,000.00.

Term of Contract:

Funds through the Wyoming Education Trust Fund are available for one-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funds through the Wyoming Education Trust Fund are available for grants to any public school district. Districts may apply individually or in conjunction with other districts.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Documents are due by April 30, 2021.

Contact Information:

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

All applications must be submitted electronically to dustin.brown1@wyo.gov.

Student & Teacher Resources Team
Dustin Brown
(307) 631-5377
dustin.brown1@wyo.gov

Wyoming Department of Education
122 W. 25th St. Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wyoming

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