Grants from the One8 Foundation
The One8 Foundation offers school implementation and scaling grants for best-in-class applied learning and STEM programs in Massachusetts schools.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) provides the nation’s leading K-12 engineering, computer science and biomedical science courses using applied learning so students learn by solving real world problems.
Learn more about PLTW here.
Start or expand your school’s PLTW program with grants from the One8 Foundation and the State of Massachusetts. Grants cover teacher training, durable equipment, and technology.
- Open to all public schools (K-12) in Massachusetts
- Competitive preference for schools with significant number of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds
- Competitive preference for high schools applying for Biomedical Science and/or Computer Science
- Competitive preference for districts building out multi-school pathways (e.g., 6-12 or K-12)
2020-2021 grant application timeline:
- Applications for the 2021-22 school year will be accepted through December 4, 2020
- October 7, 2020: Grant application window for part one opens on PLTW.org. Will announce at conference and include in follow up conference email.
- December 4, 2020: Part one of the application is closed and applications are reviewed. Schools meeting the readiness requirements will be invited to complete part two of the application.
- December 18, 2020: Part two of the application is opened (invite only)
- January-April 30, 2021: Rolling submission period for part two applications. Rolling submission is necessary this year to accommodate high school scheduling and K-8 decision making.
- January-May 2021: Schools are notified of grant awards – do we need set a turnaround timeline?
- Applications are available on the PLTW website
ST Math is an engaging, highly effective visual, conceptual math program based on neuroscience of how the brain learns. The program is aligned to K-5 standards and delivers results for ALL students. STMath builds conceptual math understanding, a love of math and confidence in math ability at early ages.
Learn more about ST Math here.
Schools awarded a grant become members of the ST Math Massachusetts Program. Members of the Massachusetts Program receive funding to offset program adoption costs, advanced teacher training to support implementation, and access to yearly events such as learning symposiums. Over 100 schools across the state currently participate in the Massachusetts ST Math Cohort.
- Open to all public elementary schools in Massachusetts
- A plan for full school adoption
Application and Timeline:
- Applications for the 2021-22 school year will be accepted from October 2020 through February 2021
- October 7, 2020: ST Math Grant Site Opens
- November 2020 – January 2021: ST Math Grant Info Sessions
- February 12, 2021: Grant App Part 1 Due
- February 22, 2021: Part 2 Notification/Invitation Sent
- March 26, 2021: Grant App Part 2 Due
- April 9, 2021: Final Award Notification
- Learn more and apply on the Massachusetts ST Math website here
PBLWorks (formerly The Buck Institute for Education) builds capacity of educators to design and facilitate high-quality K-12 project based learning across all grades and disciplines.
Learn more about PBLWorks here.
Grants are available for schools in Massachusetts to implement high-quality project based learning with PBLWorks. The first Massachusetts PBLWorks School Leader Network will begin in Febrary 2021, and will help school leaders create ideal conditions for PBL to thrive in their school, and train teachers to implement high quality projects to accelerate learning.
The School Leader Network is a multi-year program (Cohort 1 runs from February 2021 – June 2023) that provides the deep levels of professional development to school leaders and teachers and the support needed for high-quality implementation – through face-to-face workshops, virtual coaching, and a peer network of local PBL leaders. Grants for Cohort 1 will cover 75% of participation fees.
- Open to all public schools in MA
- Competitive preference for schools that serve high populations of economically disadvantaged, black and/or Latinx students
Application and Timeline:
- Applications due: December 18, 2020 at 5PM
- Request an application and connect with the PBLWorks team here
- Join a free Project Slice workshop on November 12th to learn more and experience PBL from the perspective of a learner. Register here