The Department of Education (Department) is making up to $300,000 available to help districts and nonpublic schools develop their local K-12 computer science plans as required by the 2020 state law, HF 2629. The funding is available thanks to a portion of a 2007 court-approved settlement of a class-action antitrust lawsuit filed against Microsoft Corp. being designated for K-12 computer science curriculum for students and training for teachers.
AEAs are providing a great service by organizing and running CSforALL’s SCRIPT workshops for districts and nonpublic schools. This is important, and to best support districts and schools here’s how the funding and reimbursement process will work:
Districts and nonpublic schools can apply for funding to attend a registered SCRIPT workshop through IowaGrants, Funding Opportunity 413832.
Once approved, districts and schools will submit a claim through IowaGrants showing costs associated with sub or stipend pay for eligible educators and administrators who attended the entire workshop. A status report is also required.