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Oct 9 2018 2:00PM

Because so many different federal agencies have STEM-related grant programs for K-12 schools, they can be easy to miss. In fact, STEM-focused grant opportunities are available from the Departments of Education, Defense, Labor, and Agriculture, as well as other federal grantmakers like the EPA and NSF. You can’t expect to get them all, but knowing where to look and how to approach different funders can help you access the funding you need to make your STEM curriculum and classroom technology vision a reality.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector Solutions for a fast-paced review of the sources of STEM funding for district classroom technology, curriculum development, and teacher training, as well as strategies for developing competitive proposals to these funders, and technologies that are moving STEM education forward today.

 
Sep 18 2018 2:00PM

If your district uses E-Rate funding for connectivity and technology infrastructure, you already have all the foundation you need to attract grant dollars that can help transform your educational programs - from 1:1 computing to personalized education and beyond - and make your district's E-Rate connectivity come to life across grade spans and disciplines.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Aruba and Connection Public Sector Solutions as we discuss the grant programs that dovetail with E-Rate, highlight best practices for developing technology-rich projects across your district, and review some of the technology solutions that are working in schools today.

For resources and tools to do more with your district’s E-Rate funding, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Aug 14 2018 2:00PM

A good deal of grant funding for K-12 STEM initiatives, especially from the National Science Foundation, involves fostering connections with institutions and resources outside the school itself. The goal being not just to expand students’ horizons and sense of what’s possible through STEM in the future, but also to give the entire educational community access to a broader range of instructional tools and curricula than the district would be able to provide alone.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Intel, Lenovo and Connection Public Sector Solutions as we discuss the NSF grant opportunities and technology solutions that can help you expand your district’s STEM offerings, while also building practical connections with higher education, industry, and STEM leaders around the world.

Don’t miss this chance to learn how NSF funding can bring the world of STEM home to your district’s students and teachers!

 
Jun 27 2018 2:00PM

An entire subset of federal grant programs provides millions of dollars in support of Tribal projects, and because they are more narrowly focused than most other grants, they may also be less competitive. But in order to tap into these funds for your Tribal initiatives, it’s important to know where to find them and how to structure your application to win.

This is especially true for technology-rich projects, which fit with a number of these grant programs, but only as a means of achieving the educational, healthcare, and public safety objectives of the programs.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from PCMG and Dell for a look at the landscape of Tribal-focused grants and the technology solutions they support. We’ll also discuss steps to developing an impactful technology-rich project that addresses your community’s need and objectives, as well as tips for making your proposal truly competitive.

If you're looking to get a Tribal project funded this year, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Jun 13 2018 2:00PM

The recent flurry of federal grant opportunities for K-12 STEM-advancing projects (Innovative Approaches to Literacy and Education Innovation Research, to name two that were open in May alone) have reinvigorated many districts’ plans to leverage educational technology to transform their STEM initiatives. And with the newly minted 2018 federal budget in hand, we can also plan ahead to capture other STEM-friendly grants that will be announced throughout the rest of the year.

Join Elizabeth Evans and Michael Paddock from Grants Office and special guests from DELL EMC for this fast-paced forecast of STEM-friendly grant opportunities that will be available throughout 2018. We will also be discussing strategies and tips for maximizing the available funding and developing winning STEM programs.

If you’re looking for funding to take your district’s STEM offerings to the next level, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Apr 25 2018 2:00PM

Now that the 2018 federal budget is finalized, the workforce development funding landscape has come into clearer focus. Colleges and universities continue to play a key role in integrating emerging technologies to support progressive, deeper learning approaches to prepare students for the workforce.

We’ve assembled Grants Office’s thought leaders Elizabeth Evans, Chris LaPage, and Michael Paddock for a packed hour of program highlights, funding opportunities, and technologies you can leverage in the coming year to take your campus workforce readiness initiative to the next level.

If you're looking for funding to upgrade or expand your college or university's workforce development program in the next 2-3 years, you won't want to miss this event!

 
Apr 10 2018 2:00PM

Despite the diverse ways that members of the higher education community use university laboratory resources, students, faculty, and researchers across disciplines are encountering strikingly similar challenges in fully accessing the high-performance computing capability, specialized software, and data they need to be successful. Like so many challenges in higher ed, the technology is available and easy to implement, but for a lack of funding to pay for it.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Centralia College, Ednetics, and NetApp as we explore the landscape and application of technology-friendly grants for higher ed, from infrastructure-building opportunities to discipline-specific programs, and review tips for planning and integrating technology into your next campus project.

 
Feb 7 2018 2:00PM

The Grants.gov Workspace has finally arrived, and it's a major step forward in electronic grants administration!

Join the Grants Office team for this orientation to what's new with Workspace, including how to manage the people and documents associated with your proposal, and tips for making the most of the tools Workspace offers.

We believe this interface is going to be around for a long time, and developing a good working knowledge of the system will be time well spent. If you're planning to submit a federal grant application in the foreseeable future, you won't want to miss this event!

 
Nov 30 2017 2:00PM

Technology is playing in increasingly prominent role in literacy initiatives across the nation. While such initiatives are producing promising results, we often see those districts with the greatest literacy challenges experience the greatest struggle in paying for new technology solutions that could aid in improving student literacy. As these districts endeavor to make ends meet, literacy-supporting software and equipment take a back seat to things like curriculum development, teacher training, and classroom supplies. Fortunately, there are grants that can help these high-need districts find the funding they require to make their technology-enhanced literacy program a reality!

The Department of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grant program is expected to open this spring, and supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies and schools.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector Solutions for an in-depth look at this literacy-focused, technology-friendly grant program as well as some of the latest literacy supporting technology on the market. We’ll also discuss tips for making your proposal truly competitive. If you're looking to upgrade your district’s literacy program, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Oct 30 2017 2:00PM

Every year, nearly $50 billion dollars in grant funds are awarded by private and corporate foundations – with many of these dollars going to support education initiatives. For those who have only considered state or federal competitive grant opportunities, this means that you could be missing out on a number of relevant funding sources. Foundation funders are often less constrained in their grant making, and as a result, can be quite technology-friendly as well. Further, foundation grants are a great way for staff at schools or districts with little to no grant-seeking experience to hone their skills.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector Solutions for a fast-paced review of tips for developing proposals in response to foundation funding opportunities, in addition to some of the most popular education technologies available to districts. Whether you’re looking to fund a few devices for a single classroom or a larger education technology initiative spanning your entire district or school, this session will give you the foundation you need to find and compete for grants from a wide variety of foundation funders!

 
Sep 28 2017 2:00PM

Knowledge of computing is an integral part of any modern STEM career. Unfortunately, lack of funding can put computing and computational thinking education on the backburner within K-12 schools. To make matters worse, research has found that when computational thinking and computer science IS taught in pre-K-12 classrooms, it is often done without consideration for age-appropriate teaching and learning methods. To address this gap within the pedagogy and to better prepare students to participate in the future STEM workforce, the National Science Foundation provides competitive grant awards though their STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) program.

This opportunity supports applied research and development efforts related to building an evidence base for effective pedagogy and pedagogical environments that will make the integration of computing within STEM disciplines more age-appropriate and relevant to pre-K-12 STEM education. As such, it is an excellent opportunity for collaborative proposals between k-12 school districts and research faculty at institutions of higher education.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft, Connection Public Sector Solutions, and Lenovo for a look at innovative computing education technologies, the requirements for application to this program, and general tips for preparing an NSF grant application. If you're thinking about applying to STEM+C in the spring of 2018, you won't want to miss this event!

 
Aug 4 2017 12:00AM

The National Science Foundation's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST - Due September 5, 2017) and Advanced Technological Education (ATE - Due October 5, 2017) grant programs provide significant funding to projects that pair higher education institutions with K-12 (ITEST) and industry partners (ATE). Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and Grants Development Consultant Elizabeth Evans for a look at the requirements and potential benefits of these two high-profile NSF programs and the Grants Office resources that are available to help you develop a highly competitive application to one or both programs. If you're thinking about applying to ITEST or ATE this year, you won't want to miss this event!

 
Jul 20 2017 2:00PM

Data management is a growing challenge for colleges and universities across the country, and consequently, institutions of higher education are looking for ways to consolidate and organize data that is being collected and managed by researchers and instructional faculty, as well as student administration and admissions teams, public safety, and even students and community members themselves.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we discuss the grant programs that can fund a private cloud to help you manage fast-paced technology acquisition, while encouraging the community to be more creative and actually accelerate their grantseeking.

 
Apr 20 2017 2:00PM

From small, rural districts to the largest city schools, technology is revolutionizing education for students with disabilities, and dedicated federal and state grant programs are available to support the special education technology needs of districts and supplement district initiatives that are already being maintained with Title 1 and IDEA funding. For districts that aren't familiar with these programs or comfortable with grantseeking generally, these potentially valuable programs can be elusive.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector Solutions for a deep dive into the grants that are specifically tailored to support students with disabilities, as well as some broader programs that you may have overlooked. You won’t want to miss this session, full of actionable information and insights for districts looking to enhance their technology capacity in special education.

 
Mar 23 2017 2:00PM

Grantmakers love innovation, and Charter Schools and Magnet Schools are among the nation’s premier testbeds of novel practices in educational service delivery. In addition to the grant programs specifically developed to support these educational institutions, charter and magnet schools are also well positioned to take the lead on a range of federal and state grant programs that seek to foster and develop promising practices in education. Further, technology often finds its way into funded programs and projects as an enabler and platform for the delivery of classroom instruction and a collection point for valuable data on student and teacher performance.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector for a fast-paced review of the grants that charter and magnet schools can access, as well as tips for developing more competitive projects and applications in response to these funding opportunities . Whether you’re looking for funding to develop technology applications for your school, work with teachers to integrate technology into their instructional practices, or access technology for your own classroom, this session will give you the foundation you need to find and compete for grants from a wide variety of funders

 
Feb 23 2017 2:00PM

Funding for classroom technology is a common feature of many grant awards, and the federal government alone makes over $500 billion in grants each year. But how can a school district that hasn’t done a lot of grantseeking and doesn’t have a full time (or even part time) grantwriter get started with grants to support their goals for technology and student achievement?

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector Solutions for a fast-paced introduction to educational technology funding and highlights of the innovative ways technology is empowering students and teachers, personalizing their educational experiences, and expanding their access to the world. Whether you’re looking for funding to develop technology applications for your school, work with teachers to integrate technology into their instructional practices, or access technology for your own classroom, this session will give you the foundation you need to find and compete for grants from a wide variety of funders.

 
Feb 21 2017 2:00PM

In ways we could only imagine a decade ago, technology is improving the delivery of services across state and local governments. Isolated systems can now work together, we have the capacity to capture and analyze data like never before, and information can be delivered into our hands exactly how and when we need it.

But all this advancement comes at a price, sometimes a steep one, and funding to support innovation can seem elusive. Fortunately, there are a number of federal and state grant programs that have been specifically created to support innovation in specific public sector applications, and learning about them is the first step in accessing them!

Join Grants Office CEO and special guests from NetApp for a fast-paced look at how leading communities have been able to fund innovation and the technologies that have dramatically improved outcomes across government. As a thank you for participating in this event, every government representative who registers will receive a free Grants Office Funding Opportunity Report, developed just for you with information you provide and detailing the grant opportunities that could fund your community’s plans for innovation.

 
Nov 17 2016 2:00PM

For any city or county, successfully implementing a major technology initiative demands solid strategy and effective tools to make it happen. Fortunately, your partners at Insight Public Sector and NetApp and have brought together resources and best practices to help make launching your technology project a whole lot easier.

Join a group of leaders from NetApp, Insight Public Sector, and Grants Office for an end-to-end discussion of best practices for developing, funding, procuring, and deploying your next technology project, and we’ll be using an example you may be dealing with yourself: a department-wide law enforcement body-worn camera rollout.

We’ll be discussing:

* Developing a 360-degree project plan for your technology project: how Insight Public Sector works with municipal customers like yours to develop winning project plans

* Funding your project from internal and external sources: how the NetApp Grants Support program can help you identify new sources of funding

* Procuring the technology and services when you need them and at the right price: how the US Communities Government Purchasing Alliance enables you to easily and confidently acquire everything you need at the best overall supplier government pricing

* Deploying your technology initiative with fewer snags: how Insight Public Sector and NetApp cut costs, reduce risks, and bring industry-leading experience to all levels of government

If you're looking to streamline your next technology rollout, especially if you’ve been looking into a body-worn camera initiative, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Nov 15 2016 2:00PM

Do you wish you could do more to provide technology-based learning opportunities for students through your after-school and summer programs? In fact, technology is playing an increasingly important role in keeping students connected to school resources and faculty, especially during out-of-school periods, and it’s important to maintain that connection through after school programming as well.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from Microsoft and PCMG as we pull apart the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program in several states, to better understand what technology it funds and how that funding works. We’ll also review some of the innovative technologies that are transforming the after school experience for students and keeping them connected to their schools.

 
Sep 20 2016 2:00PM

Technology is playing in increasingly prominent role in literacy initiatives across the nation, and although results are promising, districts with the greatest literacy challenges often struggle the most to pay for the hardware and software they need to move the needle on student literacy. Beyond the equipment, there is also a need to complement the technology with faculty training, curriculum development, and student orientation – all of which stretches existing resources even further.

But there are grants that can help strapped districts find the funding they need to make a technology-enhanced literacy program a reality. The Department of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies and schools.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from Microsoft and PCMG for an in-depth look at literacy-focused grant programs, including the IAL grants, and the technology solutions they support. We’ll also discuss steps to developing a compelling literacy initiative and tips for making your proposal truly competitive.

If you're looking to upgrade your literacy program, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Apr 26 2016 2:00PM

The world is changing fast, and K-12 schools are challenged to keep pace in preparing students for success in post-secondary education and future careers. To teach mandatory skills to students growing up in a wired world, schools must make innovative use of technology and facilitate interactive learning — anytime, anywhere.

Educational institutions are quickly discovering that the Cloud holds the key to a host of technology solutions that can accommodate the requirements of online learning, educational portals, standardized testing, BYOD, virtualization and other trends.

In this important Webcast, you'll learn from experts at NetApp - a leader in data management/storage in the public sector - how to structure your organization's cloud strategy to achieve maximum outcomes, while lowering administrative costs and ensuring cyber-security, student safety and privacy.

Plus, we bring in the leading authority on grants intelligence for the education community, Grants Office, to lay out the best game plan to maximize your opportunity to gain federal funding (from the Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Department of Labor or EPA) to support these technology initiatives.

Registration is required. Don’t let the opportunity pass for you to learn on behalf of the community you serve about the fundamentals of cloud computing and data management in the K-12 environment, along with expert guidance on tapping into available federal grants to help pay for it.

 
Mar 22 2016 12:00PM

In communities across the country, educators are looking for effective ways to develop K-12 students' technology skills and prepare them for 21st century careers. Without funding, though, a comprehensive technology program can be difficult to implement, and a piecemeal approach is less likely to produce the results that educators, parents, administrators, board members, and students are seeking.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from PCMG and Adobe for a look at the funding opportunities and technologies that can help you redefine college and career readiness. We'll also provide tips for using free educational resources to make your proposal more competitive.

If you're looking for funding to update your approach to career readiness, you won't want to miss this information-packed event!

 
Nov 17 2015 2:00PM

Public safety agencies across the country are swimming in data from an expanding array of sources that might now also include body-worn video and intelligence data from fusion centers. But are you getting what you need from all this data, and how can you get funding to help you mobilize your data for your agency and community?

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp for a look at the issues that the growth in data are creating, tips for accessing and using your data to achieve better policing outcomes faster, and strategies for converting outcomes into funding to help you pay for it.

 
Nov 3 2015 2:00PM

You may already know that technology solutions can help you get your workforce development program off the ground more quickly and manage it more effectively. But did you know that these same solutions can make your initiative more attractive to workforce development funders?
Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp as we cover some tech approaches that have proven their worth in real-world workforce development projects and strategies for using these technologies to expand the reach and effectiveness of your program. As an added feature, we’ll also provide tips for involving the right IT team members early in the process and how to engage with them for maximum impact. Whether you’re a workforce development program manager, a CIO, a database administrator, an application developer, or a grants professional, you’ll find something useful for you in this free Grantscast!

 
Sep 22 2015 2:00PM

From elementary literacy initiatives to college and career readiness programs, grants can enable school districts to transform the technology they use in the classroom, in the office, and even in the home. But in order to get the benefit of all this funding, you have to know where to look and how to effectively pursue the right opportunities for your community. 

Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp for a discussion of the most technology-friendly grant opportunities in K-12 and tips for bringing the right people together and developing a competitive proposal. If you’ve been considering ramping up your district’s grantseeking, especially for technology, this timely event will leave you with the tools and strategies to help you get started right away! 

 
Aug 5 2015 2:00PM

WATCH THE REPLAY HERE: Grants that can fund technology in its many forms can also fund measures to secure that technology and the data it contains, but for whatever reason, IT security is often left out of grant budgets and as a result left either to the grant recipient to pay or not integrated at all – either of which can leave the organization vulnerable to security breaches and the liability that goes along with them!

Join Grants Office and special guests from Century Link as we review strategies for building security into your organization’s grant proposals and a look at some of the most technology-friendly grant programs in government and education. We’ll also highlight VMware’s new Disaster Recovery as a Service and other solutions that can help you keep your data safe and available. 

 
Jul 28 2015 2:00PM

Innovative approaches to advancing student achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are being funded at unprecedented levels, and not all the best funding is STEM-specific or even administered by the Department of Education! 

Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp for a survey of the best STEM funders, including federal and state agencies and even private foundations, and a discussion of how technology can be funded as a part of these projects. 

 
Dec 18 2014 2:00PM

Even when it’s not making headlines, school safety is on the minds of administrators, teachers, School Board members, parents, and students. And although a wide range of technology-based solutions have the potential to reduce risks to student safety, accelerate emergency response times, and provide critical data to first responders arriving at the scene of an incident, funding these technologies can be a challenge.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp for comprehensive review of the grant programs that can support technology-based school safety initiatives. We will cover both formula and competitive programs at the federal and state levels, along with tips and resources to help you move your project forward.

 Everyone who registers will also receive a copy of the whitepaper, Funding School Safety Technology, full of information on the funding opportunities we discuss in the Webcast, along with helpful tips for developing a fundable school safety proposal.

 
Mar 11 2014 2:00PM

Technology has been promising to transform teaching and learning for decades, and indeed in some schools, it has. But tight budgets for equipment and insufficient training resources have kept many schools from fully realizing the vision of technology-enabled classrooms.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from Panasonic for a rundown of the best educational technology funders and tips for making your proposal stand out, whichever program you plan to apply to. If you’ve been looking for ways to get technology into classrooms across your district, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
 

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