New York State Education Department (NYSED) - Office of Educational Design and Technology
Grants to New York public school districts, consortia of districts, and BOCES for professional development programs for K-8 teachers. Funding is intended to create, share, and implement programs that improve teacher's expertise in computer science, engineering, and educational technology. The goal of the program is to help teachers become in-house experts in these fields in local schools and districts. Preference will be given to proposals that include one or more districts that are identified as High Needs.
New York State teachers need professional development and support in order to help their students achieve success in computer science, engineering, and educational technology. NYSED recognizes that high-quality professional development that utilizes best practices and instructional methodologies and are tailored to school district and regional industry needs is critical to improving learning opportunities and outcomes for all NYS students.
Therefore, the program goals of the Smart Start Grant are as follows:
For Scope of the Work, Program Models and program requirements please see the Guidelines found in the Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 186867
Applicants will apply for funding in one of the two categories:
- Large Scale Grant: up to $500,000/year
- Focused Grant: up to $250,000/year
The grant period is anticipated to be five years, from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applicants must submit one electronic copy of the completed application to SmartStart@nysed.gov.
Applicants must also submit hard copies of the full application to:
New York State Education Department
Office of Educational Design & Technology
89 Washington Avenue
Room 880 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
Attn: Mary Ann Valikonis
All questions must be submitted by email to email@example.com by close of business, October 8, 2019. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted to P-12 Funding Opportunities no later than close of business, October 22, 2019.
Mary Ann Valikonis
USA: New York City; New York
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