Posted: Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:21am Updated: Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:49am

The 2019 Digital Learning Grant (up to $50,000) supports future-focused leadership in projects aligned to our strategic priorities. With this grant, we are looking for Indiana public school districts with the vision to take digital learning to the next level, as well as charismatic leaders who have the ability to bring that vision into practice. Proposals for these grants should target one or more of the following as a significant focus:

  • Offerings for computer science programming across K-12
  • The addition of cybersecurity curriculum for students
  • K-8 science curriculum implementation
  • Project Based Learning (PBL) training
  • CTE opportunities such as externships or apprenticeships
  • Expanding access to AP coursework and attainment with an emphasis on access to AP coursework for underrepresented populations
  • Innovative implementation of graduation pathways
  • Expanding use of online courses

Beginning with goal of graduating students who are better prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow, what are the pieces that your district needs to take the next step? How will this grant align with the district’s instructional and financial commitment to moving ahead your strong vision for digital learning? 

Answered Questions
If we received an Innovation Planning Grant (IPG), are we eligible to apply?
Yes, with the exception of currently active IPG awardees (2018). The Digital Learning Grant is the logical next step for those public school districts that have built a strong plan for implementation. Districts that successfully completed the IPG are encouraged to apply.
If we received a previous Digital Learning Grant (DLG), are we eligible for this grant?
Yes, since last year's DLG had a specific STEM focus, winners of previous grants are still eligible to propose new projects for this year's funds. The 2019 DLG is open to all public school districts - only currently active IPG awardees (2018) are excluded.
Can we have a copy of the rubric that will be used to score the applications?
Download a copy here: 2019ApplicationRubric.pdf
In addition to AP coursework, may we also propose projects to expand Dual Credit course options to underrepresented populations?
Yes, we would consider Dual Credit proposals with this goal.
In working to expand student access to online courses, could we propose training or credits that make it possible for our teachers to deliver online content?
Yes, we are open to wording regarding PD and integrating digital content into the development of courses.
If we are awarded the grant, what are the start and end dates for spending the money?
The start date is May 1, 2019. The end date will be August 31, 2020.

Grant Timeline

Application: https://form.jotform.com/90235713527960

Application Open: Feb. 4, 2019

Application Closes: March 1, 2019 (4:00 pm ET)

Final Notifications Expected: March 15, 2019

 

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