The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education will host a webinar to inform individual states on how they can apply for the K–12 Education Models Grant
The $180 million Rethink K–12 Education Models Grant was launched in April by the Department of Education with the aim of providing funding to states with the highest coronavirus burden and particularly any states that are struggling to implement remote learning for students. The webinar to explain how individual states can apply will take place on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 and the deadline for grant applications is June 29, 2020.
State educational agencies are required to submit project proposals according to the following criteria:
1. Microgrants for families: Funding in this category can help ensure families have access to the internet and laptops.
2. Statewide virtual learning: This will ensure that the necessary states have funding to implement remote learning courses.
3. Concepts for other methods through which remote learning can be delivered.
“ If our ability to educate is limited to what takes place in any given physical building, we are never going to meet the unique needs of every student. The current disruption to the normal model is reaffirming something I have said for years: we must rethink education to better match the realities of the 21st century. This is the time for local education leaders to unleash their creativity and ingenuity, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do to provide education freedom and economic opportunity for America’s students. ” Secretary DeVos, US Department for Education
Applications will be evaluated by a panel of independent peer reviewers.
“ Current students and displaced workers will be navigating a very different job market and economy once America reopens. This competition is a tremendous opportunity for states to think creatively and strategically about what their workforce needs will be and how to support entrepreneurs and small business in order to get the economic engines in their states firing on all cylinders again. ” Secretary DeVos, US Department for Education