Does your classroom need a new 3D printer or 360 camera? How about faster computers or more tablets?
Each summer the EAST Initiative and Arkansas Department of Education offer a limited number of matching grants for established Arkansas programs looking to buy new classroom technology. These Upgrade grants will match a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $5,000 per school. To be eligible this year, a program must have been established during or before the 2013-2014 school year and must not have received an Upgrade grant for the past four years. Participation and involvement in certain EAST events is also required. A full checklist is available with the grant application. To apply, EAST facilitators should download the grant application at eastinitiative.org. Look for “Grants” under “News and Opportunities.” The completed application must be uploaded by 5 p.m. June 30. Applications will be reviewed and award recipients notified and announced on or before Sept. 11.
Good luck, and happy upgrading!
SPRING 2017 | EAST QUARTERLY