State educational agencies can apply for funding by proposing projects that fall under one of the following three categories:
- Microgrants for families to help deliver technology and educational services for high-quality remote learning to students who need them most
- Statewide virtual learning and course access programs that enable students to access a wide range of subjects, regardless of whether or not they’re taught in a traditional classroom setting
- New, field-initiated models that reimagine remote education
Final applications for the grant are due on June 29, 2020. The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education will host a pre-application webinar on June 3, 2020, that will cover eligibility, application requirements and selection criteria in more detail.
“This is the time for local education leaders to unleash their creativity and ingenuity, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do to provide education freedom and economic opportunity for America’s students,” said Secretary DeVos.