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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 .

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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.


FY25 High Dosage Mathematics Tutoring Program: Early Literacy and Mathematics High Dosage Tutoring Programs

Due to the resounding success of the Math Tutoring program in FY24, DESE has decided to extend the initiative into FY25. The High Dosage Math Tutoring program supports DESE's overarching vision for educational excellence and a commitment to providing equitable opportunities for all students. The High Dosage Math Tutoring Program is designed to support students, particularly those from historically underserved groups, in excelling in mathematics by creating targeted interventions through high-dosage tutoring services. The program addresses individual strengths, needs, and diverse backgrounds of the students. The program fosters affirming environments in which students are known, valued, and held to high expectations, ultimately working towards the overarching goal of ensuring that all students thrive in their mathematical learning experiences.

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: April 26, 2024

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