The New Hampshire Department of Education announced that the deadline for the Robotics Education Fund has been extended–and they’ve already seen a lot of interest in the program.
According to the Department’s website, they received applications from 97 schools for over $475,000. The Legislature only approved $375,000, but federal funding will help to make up the difference. The deadline for applications has been extended to November 15.
From the DOE website:
The grants are designed to help schools secure all the technical resources they will need to start a team, from robot kits and tools to tournament registration fees and stipends for team coaches.
The DOE was able to work with our federal partners to make sure we can fill the higher than expected demand for robotics grants. The grant window has been extended until November 15 and is open to schools that had existing robotics programs, as long as the new grants do not supplant already existing programs.
The DOE also announced several new grants that will be available in the coming weeks:
The Department of Education will be posting a new robotics and STEM grant application online next week and schools are encouraged to apply.
…Grants under Title IV Part A also have a broader application, so that schools will be able to also focus on areas such as arts-based learning initiatives, civics education, personalized learning experiences for students, career pathways, dual-enrollment programs, and behavior and wellness programs. A grant application to support these programs will be released in November.