Technology School Grants

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The types of organizations that award technology school grants are as diverse as the types of projects that are funded with technology school grants. The federal government, state, county, and city governments, as well as private and corporate foundations award technology school grants. Over the past 10 years, more than 70 high-tech technology companies have created foundations that offer technology school grants.

Technology school grants can include curriculum grants, technology training grants, professional development grants, equipment grants, grants for hardware and software, telecommunications grants, and grants for qualified personnel to administer technology grant projects.

Some of the largest foundations that provide technology grants are the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, SBC Foundation, Intel Foundation, the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, W. M. Keck Foundation, Merck Company Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, and the Shell Oil Company Foundation. Total giving by these foundations is more than $654 million dollars, with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation taking the lead. In most cases, money has been set aside from corporate profits to support technology giving. The largest percentage of technology school grants are awarded to non-profit organizations, health care agencies, colleges and universities, local government agencies, tribal institutions, and schools.

For profit organizations are generally not eligible for any grants unless they are conducting research or creating jobs. USGG has expertise in writing technology school grants. Its founder and lead instructor, Beverly Santicola, has a track record of success in developing technology grants for elementary-secondary education, healthcare, science, economic development, and labor-management cooperation. With an average of one million dollars in grant awards each year, Santicola has authored technology school grants that have:

  • Established community technology centers in schools

  • Increased interest and learning outcomes in science and citizenship

  • Increased learning outcomes in reading, writing, and mathematics

  • Promoted labor-management cooperation

  • Encouraged economic growth

  • Advanced professional development

  • Increased access to healthcare

  • Facilitated early detection of breast cancer

In her grant writing workshops, Santicola shares the secrets to her success and provides participants with samples of many of her award-winning technology grant proposals. In the workshops, she shares stories of unique and creative proposals that generated over $1 million in technology school grants. With one project that taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to build computers in less than 30 minutes, and also taught them to teach other 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students how to build computers, Santicola demonstrates how technology can increase student learning outcomes by as much as 22% in science in just two years, as well as increase learning outcomes in all core curriculum. Students receive workbooks that include a copy of the curriculum for this project and also the process flow chart that was created by the 4th grade students.

USGG not only trains nonprofits, schools, and universities how to apply for technology school grants, but also we teach teens in middle school and high school how to apply for technology school grants. Contact us for more informaiton.

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