Stretch the impact of your grant funding with Atomic Learning
Funding for education is always a concern, but when tight budgets force heavier workloads and elimination of positions it becomes even more important. Investing your grant dollars in Atomic Learning eases the strain on your technology and professional development teams so they can continue to bring effective embedded professional development to your district. The just-in-time platform brings the professional development to teachers when and where they need it, and keeps them in the classroom to continue to create college and career ready students.
There are 2 kinds of grants available: formula and competitive. Formula Grants are issued following the completion of a consolidated application by each school district. Funds are allocated based on various formulas which may include student demographics such as race, family income, and location.
Competitive grants are funded through the US DoE. The grants may be issued directly from the US DoE or from the relevant state education agency. A formal grant proposal must be submitted and selected to receive funding.
Check out these helpful resources:
Grantwrangler.com provides an extensive list of various funding available for K-12 education.
Foundation Center offers access to its comprehensive data base which tracks 1.3 million grants. Access to the website is available for a fee.
See more information and specific grants available below.
Your school may already be receiving funding which may be used to purchase Atomic Learning. Many of the traditional formula funding grants issued to your school may be used for purchase technology or professional development products. Those include:
Title I Part A Grant
Title I Part A is intended to provide support for educating children in poverty. Funds are intended to be used to provide academic support and learning opportunities to help lower-achieving students strive.
Special Education-Grants to States (IDEA FUNDING)
Special Education Grants to States are distributed to local education agencies to assist schools in providing a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to children with disabilities. Funding includes professional development and assistive technology.
Career and Technical Education Basic Grants
Career and Technical education grants may be use to help students strengthen their academic, career and technical skills. Funds may be used for professional development or to develop, improve or expand the use of technology.
The United States Department of Education offers many different competitive grants which may be used to fund Atomic Learning purchases. Those include:
Improving Teacher Quality State Grants
Improving Teacher Quality State Grants are intended to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers and professionals with a focus on professional development.
21st-Century Community Learning Centers
The 21st-Century Community Learning Centers Grant supports the creation of community learning centers that provides learning opportunities for all citizens of communities in high-need. Technology education programs for all ages are encouraged with this grant opportunity.