Daily Archives: March 18, 2014

Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) (May 19, 2014)

Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-031814-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII)
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: ED
Closing Date: 2014-05-19
Expected Number of Awards: 15

Description: The Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) program supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs in elementary and secondary education for music, dance, drama, media arts, or visual arts, including folk arts, for educators and other arts instructional staff of kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) students in high-poverty schools. The purpose of this program is to strengthen standards-based arts education programs and to help ensure that all students meet challenging State academic content standards and challenging State student academic achievement standards in the arts.
Link: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?opp…

Investing In Innovation (I3) Fund (Due April 14, 2014)

The first part of the US Dept. of ED's Investing In Innovation (I3) Fund is out.   It's a little disappointing because it only funds school districts, or non-profits in partnership with districts or school consortia, and it requires a 15% match from the private sector.  But, it does have a $138 million budget to play with.  The current solicitation under this fund focuses on "development grants."

You can learn more by visiting: www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?opp…

To see the notice in the Federal Register, see: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-14/pdf/…

To see a list of last year's awardees, access: explore.data.gov/Education/i3-Fund-2013-…

Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-031414-001
Agency Name: ED: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII)
Closing Date: 2014-04-14
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Note: In order to receive an Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) Development grant, an entity must submit a pre-application.
Purpose of Program: The i3 program is designed to generate and validate solutions to persistent educational challenges and to support the expansion of
effective solutions to serve substantially larger numbers of students.