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Computer Science Education Grant

Grants to Nevada Rural School Districts and Charter
Schools to Enhance K-12 Computer Science Education

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Nevada Department of Education (NDE)

Deadline Date:

08/30/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Nevada rural school districts and charter schools to enhance the computer science curriculum for students in grades K-12. This program places a strong emphasis on professional development as it relates to computer science education. All requests must include a plan to provide teacher professional development and enhance computer science across all grade levels.

The purpose of this grant program is to expand computer science education to all K-12 students in Nevada; to provide quality professional development that will directly impact teachers and students in ways to teach to the standards for computer science and computational thinking in the classroom; to provide quality professional development for administrators and counselors in efforts to increase CS enrollment by females, students with disabilities, and underrepresented groups in the field of computer science. 

Included are some suggested uses of funds that are approved and should help you meet the requirements.

  • Professional Development that will directly impact teachers and students in ways to teach to the standards for computer science and computational thinking and digital literacy prior to 6th grade; may include teacher stipends for qualified professional development; RPDP trainings and travel; statewide Computer Science Summits; and CS Conferences (i.e. CSTA, ISTE, and others).
  • Professional Development for administrators and counselors on new graduation and college admission requirements with regards to computer science courses; teacher licensure requirements; CS teacher evaluation training, and efforts to increase enrollment by females, students with disabilities, and underrepresented groups in the field of computer science.
  • Curriculum Development and equipment that directly ties to computer science instruction and the expansion of computer science education in all grade levels. (e.g. Robotics kits to be used within curriculum developed to implement the NVACS for Computer Science in a third grade classroom*). *only one example of many possible 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183436

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding Available for FY2020:

- Clark - $400,000 (specific allocation)
- Washoe - $100,000 (specific allocation)
- Rural Districts and Charter School Authority - $200,000* (non-competitive allocation)

Term of Contract:

- Approved expenditures may begin and RFF forms may be submitted upon receipt of award letter but no later than September 15, 2019.
- End of allocation period June 30, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Entities: Rural Districts and State Charter Authority (Clark County SD and Washoe County SD have specific allocations)

Rural districts may apply as a consortium. The Charter School Authority must apply as a consortium.

Requests for equipment alone without a sustainable plan for broadening computer science across all grade levels or teacher professional development in computer science and computational thinking instruction will not be approved.

Pre-Application Information:

Funding Timeline:

- Request for Application (RFA) opens 8:00 am August 1, 2019
- Request for Application (RFA) closes at 5:00pm August 30, 2019
- Award letters sent to districts and charters, on or before this date September 15, 2019
- Approved expenditures may begin and RFF forms may be submitted upon receipt of award letter but no later than September 15, 2019
- End of allocation period June 30, 2020

Related documents: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Grants/2019/Computer_Science_Education_Non-Competitive_Grant_Allocation/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program questions:
Cindi Chang, EPP over Computer Science
702.486.7952
cchang@doe.nv.gov

Budget questions:
Susie King, Grant Analyst
775.687.9181
susieking@doe.nv.gov

Nevada Department of Education
9890 S. Maryland Pkwy, Suite 221
Las Vegas, NV 89183

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada: Rural Districts and State Charter Authority