Educate/Innovate Grant Program Offers Computer Devices for Schools
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 15, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Vermont Lottery, in a partnership with the Vermont Agency of Education, announces the second round technology grants for 2015 in the twice annual program to provide a competitive grant to K-12 public schools in the form of a cart of computing devices. The program will provide one set of 20 devices and a mobile cart to one awardee school. The devices will consist of either Apple iPads or Google Chromebooks (as selected by the school), and the devices will become the property of the school.
Schools must follow guidelines in the application process to create or support an innovative program or project at a local school with the addition of the 20 devices to a school’s technology program. Special consideration is being given to schools that are highly rural and have a significant population of qualified students in the Free and Reduced lunch program.
The goals of the program are twofold, to build public awareness on how the Lottery supports education, and to aid schools by providing technology that can support student learning. The Vermont Lottery is allocating marketing funds to support the Educate/Innovate Grant program.
The spring 2015 recipient, and very first awardee, was Charleston Elementary School. Their project planned to involve elders in reviewing the changes in communication over time. Charleston Elementary received 20 iPads and is slated to develop a series of podcasts highlighting their journey next school year.
The grant application was released on Friday, June 12, 2015, and the deadline for schools to apply is Friday, September 18, 2015. An awardee will be announced in mid-October 2015.
Contact: Peter Drescher, Agency of Education, (802) 479-1169, peter.drescher (at) state.vt (dot) us or Gregory Smith, Vermont Lottery, (802) 476-0100, gregory.smith (at) state.vt (dot) us
Source: Agency of Education