The RFP for Title IID Competitive funds is now posted on the DOE Website - you'll see the URL below. We've tried to be very specific in the RFP, so PLEASE read it thoroughly before you e-mail with questions. This year's program is more narrowly focused on: Development of student technology literacy skills, integration of technology into curricula, and/or assessing the impact of your educational technology program.
The program this year has FIVE (5) grant areas and will distribute approximately $1.4 Million. The grant types are: One-to-One Student Computing Grants ($200,000); Program Assessment Grants ($100,000); Technical & Career Center/High School Collaboration Grant ($100,000); Basic Implementation Grants ($800,000); Statewide Partnership Grant ($200,000).
One new program this year is inspired by Maine's recent initiative to provide a laptop computer for every 7th and 8th grade student and teacher. In Vermont, the program will be called the "One-to-One Student Computing" program. The goal of this program is to examine and document the impact of ubiquitous computing on student performance and the integration of technology.
A second new program, "Technical & Career Center/High School Collaboration Grant", is designed to foster new collaborations between a Career/Technical Center with at least one high-needs sending high school. Two areas of focus for this grant will be to address gender inequities in highly technical programs and blending the best programmatic ideas from Career/Technical Center folks with those from high school staff. Of course the essential goal of this grant will be to focus on student and staff technology skills and/or technology integration.
A third new program is the "Program Assessment" grant. These small (up to $5000) grants are designed to support a full, systemic assessment or audit of the educational technology program at a school (or possibly district). This grant will require a local cash investment of 20% of the total cost and will give the school a clear roadmap of areas to address in order to make progress toward full integration of technology.
Applications are due no later than 4:00PM on Monday, November 10.
Superintendents will be notified via snail mail this week. Please inform those in your schools or districts about this program.
The RFP can be found by clicking on the "Educational Technology" program area on the DOE Website, or on the following direct link: http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/pdfdoc/pgm_federal/title2D_04_application.pdf
Send questions to Bill Romond ([log in to unmask] or 802-828-0064).
Educational Technology Coordinator
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
(802) 828-0064 (V)
(802) 828-3140 (F)
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