Virtual School Meanderings

June 2, 2016

Exciting Grant Opportunity for Online Learning Programs

A funding opportunity for K-12 blended and online learning from a very neo-liberal dedicated group.

The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning has established a grant program to assist K-12 schools in the United States who have state-approved blended or online learning programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Eligibility

Applicants to The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Teacher Grant Program must:

  • Be a teacher or guidance counselor, grades K-12, who is employed by an accredited, state-approved blended or online learning program in the United States.
  • Propose an innovative project that relates specifically to one or more of the following areas:
    • Special education support using technology as a catalyst for individual growth
    • English Language Acquisition/English Language Learning (ELA/ELL)
    • Innovative math enhancement programs
    • Literacy/reading interventions

Proposals for robotics programs and engineering and engineering-related programs are not eligible.

Awards

One-time grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded. Total distribution is up to $200,000. Grants are made payable to the school, specifically for use on the project.

Grant funds may be used for: technology (excluding smartboards), software, curriculum, classroom supplies and materials. Grants may not be used for facility costs or salary or payroll expenses.

Grantees are required to submit a grant accountability report including verification of funds used and measurable outcomes at the conclusion of the school year.

For the application process, see more here:

https://www.scholarsapply.org/fbol-teachergrant/

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