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Center for Instructional Support

STEM Grants and Opportunities

Digital Literacy and Computer Science

CS Engage Grant
Districts can apply for a grant to support their development and execution of a Digital Literacy and Computer Science Implementation plan through facilitated workshops. To learn more, visit FY2024: Computer Science (CS) Engage Grant.

June 27, 2023 CS Engage Information Session slides and video recording .

Response to Questions: FAQ

Summer Professional Development through CSforMA
CSforMA with funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,, and local business and industry, offers Digital Literacy and Computer Science professional development at low or no cost to school districts and educators. Visit CSforMA Professional Development to see opportunities for Summer 2023.


Mathematics Digital Supplement Program FY24
The 2023-24 Mathematics Digital Supplement Program will support the implementation of a digital supplement program for students in 4th and 8th grade. Studies show that high-quality digital supplements have demonstrated effectiveness for accelerating academic growth with diverse populations. MIND Education is the successful bidder for this program and the available Digital Supplement Program is ST Math. The 2023-24 Mathematics Digital Supplement Program will fund up to 50% of the cost for the district to purchase the ST Math program, train staff, and implement the program for the 23-24 school year for 4th and 8th grade students. ST Math is a computer-based program designed to enrich and deepen students' conceptual understanding of mathematics through a visually based approach utilizing interactive, engaging, and age-appropriate software. All MA public Districts/Schools/Charters may apply. This could be a new adoption of ST Math or a continuation.

MIND Education will provide schools and districts with access to the ST Math program, professional learning to support teachers' implementation of the program, and provide relevant data and evidence of student progress and growth in mathematics. MIND Education will invoice DESE directly for services as defined in the contract agreement. If interested, please complete the DESE Initial Approval Application. Applications received before August 14th will be reviewed first, based on stated Competitive Priorities. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from August 15th forward. MIND Research will invoice DESE directly for services as defined in the contract agreement.

Please see Mathematics Digital Supplement Program FY24 for more information and email with questions.

FY24 Targeted Mathematics Tutoring Program: Early Literacy and Mathematics High Dosage Tutoring Programs

Grant AvailableFund Code 164 — Expanding High-Quality Instructional Mathematics Materials
Response to Questions: FAQ

Accelerating Mathematics Instruction for Students 2022-2023: Program information
This program is now closed.

Science and Technology/Engineering

Accelerating Science: Open Access Professional Learning (OAPL)
DESE has carefully reviewed and approved professional learning opportunities focused on science. Massachusetts educators who qualify can enroll in these approved courses for free and will also receive either a stipend or teacher substitute reimbursement upon completing the course.

To see the available courses and learn more, visit Science OAPL.

OpenSciEd Middle School Adoption and Implementation Support Grants
In partnership with the One8 Foundation, schools can apply for grants to help support implementation of the program, access in-state training, and receive additional support and complimentary programming from the OpenSciEd Equitable Instruction Initiative. To learn more, visit OpenSciEd in Massachusetts.


Green Ribbon Schools
Launched by the U.S. Department of Education in 2011, the Green Ribbon Schools recognition program honors schools and districts that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and delivering effective environmental and sustainability education that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), civic skills, and green career pathways. To learn more about the award in Massachusetts, visit Green Ribbon Schools.

National Science Foundation: Grant Opportunities and Awards Search
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research and education in most fields of science, engineering, technology, and computer science. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K–12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

At any point in time Massachusetts has about 2,900 NSF awards. To search for NSF funding opportunities, visit NSF Funding Search. To search for NSF Awards, visit NSF Awards Search.

Last Updated: November 2, 2023

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