The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has opened the Lone Star STEM grant application. Based on a letter of interest submission two types of potential grantees will be identified:
- Lone Star STEM Academy Pilot - Up to fifteen schools will be eligible to apply for Lone Star STEM Academy pilot grants of up to $50,000. Grantees will be expected to develop or expand a College and Career Readiness School Model (CCRSM) that focuses on STEM pathways, with an emphasis on computer science, cybersecurity, and 6-12 STEM education programs. Lone Star STEM Academy pilot schools will receive targeted technical assistance as well as professional development for teachers to gain certification to teach computer science and cybersecurity. Grantees will have access to Phase 2 grants of up to $15,000 and Phase 3 grants up to $15,000 if they meet fidelity of implementation requirements.
- Computer Science and Cybersecurity Professional Development - Up to fifteen additional schools will be selected as eligible to receive grants of up to $5,000 to support professional development activities that ensure staff are prepared and able to teach computer science, cybersecurity, and/or STEM education classes. They will also remain eligible for Phase 2 grants of up to $5,000 and Phase 3 grants of up to $5,000 based on the fulfillment of grant requirements.
For more information on the Lone Star STEM grant click here
If you are interested in applying, please submit an email to email@example.com with the subject line: Lone Star STEM – LOI Intent to Submit - <DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL NAME> (ex. Lone Star STEM – LOI Intent to Submit – TEXAS ISD).
Application Due Date
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5 p.m.
- From Michelle Sedberry, TEA