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Coming Soon for Rural Schools!

The Georgia Department of Education’s STEM/STEAM Team, in collaboration with the Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment program office, is pleased to announce the competitive FY23Rural Education Innovation Grant for STEM and STEAM. The purpose of the grant is to assist rural districts and schools within the Southwest Georgia RESA region with professional learning in collaboration with regional and local community partners to create and develop STEM/STEAM programs/activities that help students make connections between the content standards, their passions and curiosities, and strategic partnership experiences within the local or regional community. The Request for Applications (RFA) that will be released is specifically for professional learning for the creation of new STEM/STEAM programs or the expansion of existing STEM/STEAM programs.

Pending availability of Title IV, Part A federal funds for the 2022-2023 school year from the U.S. Department of Education, the Rural Education Innovation Grant for STEM and STEAM offers one-time funds to help provide STEM/STEAM programs for students to have access to a well-rounded education. Successful proposals must demonstrate that the applicant will implement or enhance existing STEM or STEAM programing during the school day and/or after school to sustain STEM/STEAM learning in the future years. A minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $25,000 grants for STEM and STEM per application will be awarded for the 2022-2023 school year.

Eligible LEA applicants are responsible for notifying eligible private schools within their geographic boundaries. Eligible non-public schools must be physically located and operated within the geographic boundaries of the aforementioned public-school LEAs. An ‘‘eligible non-public school’’ is a non-public elementary school or secondary school that has a current non-profit status and is accredited or licensed or otherwise operates in accordance with State law.

For more information please contact Rontra Brown (Southwest Georgia RESA) at robrown@doe.k12.ga.us.

Thank you for your support of STEM and STEAM education.


Southwest Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency

570 Martin Luther King Jr. Rd. Camilla, GA 31730 | Fax 229-336-2888 | Wk 229-207-0600