Digital Learning Grant

Posted: Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:21am Updated: Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:28am

The Digital Learning Grant supports districts ready to launch thoughtful 1:1 implementation plans. It is also open to districts that have assessed their current 1:1 implementation and are prepared to take the next steps, such as expanding grade levels or replicating successes from pilot projects. Funds from this grant support corporations in providing professional development, developing content and expectations, creating avenues for parent and student communication, as well as purchasing devices.

This year’s application will open January 16 and close February 6, 2015.  Public and public charter school corporations are eligible to apply if they have not been the recipient of a previous Digital Learning Grant, Imagining and Creating Grant, or Classroom Innovation Grant. Applicants who are successful with the online application will be invited to participate in the second step of the evaluation process, the proposal pitch. In the pitch, district teams of up to four members have ten minutes to present their proposal, and then respond to ten minutes of questions and discussion with the scoring panel. Pitch days are scheduled for March 3-4, 2015. 

In 2013-2014, 20 grants of up to $100,000 each were awarded to districts who demonstrated a sustainable, well-developed 1:1 implementation plan. Recipients of the 2014 Digital Learning Grant were:

 Batesville Community School Corporation   
 Center Grove Community School Corporation   
 Clinton Central School Corporation    
 Eastern Howard School Corporation    
 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation   
 Hamilton Southeastern Schools    
 Lafayette School Corporation    
 Madison-Grant United School Corporation   
 Monroe County Community School Corporation   
 Noblesville Schools     
 North Miami Community Schools    
 Penn-Harris-Madison     
 Perry Central Community School Corporation   
 School Town of Munster     
 Seymour Community Schools    
 South Ripley Community Schools    
 South Vermillion Community Schools  
 Warsaw Community Schools    
 Yorktown Community Schools    
 Zionsville Community Schools

For additional questions, please email Candice Dodson, cdodson@doe.in.gov.