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SCRIPT Workshop Grants

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SCRIPT Workshop Grants are available to help Iowa school districts and accredited nonpublic schools with the cost for substitutes or stipends to attend a SCRIPT Workshop where they will begin the development of their K-12 computer science plan. Grants will assist with implementing a 2020 state law, HF 2629, that requires districts and nonpublic schools to develop and implement a kindergarten through grade twelve computer science plan by July 1, 2022, which incorporates the standards.

Funding is available thanks to a portion of a 2007 court-approved settlement of a class-action antitrust lawsuit filed against Microsoft Corp. being designated for K-12 computer science curriculum for students and training for teachers. Iowa is fortunate to receive this support. 

The AEAs are providing a great service by organizing and running CSforALL’s SCRIPT workshops. This is important work, and to best support districts and schools here’s how the funding and reimbursement process will work:

  1. Districts and nonpublic schools can apply for funding to attend a registered SCRIPT workshop through IowaGrants, Funding Opportunity 413832. Applicants will be awarded funding on a rolling basis, until funding runs out. Stipends are only allowed for off-contract work. Maximum sub pay amount is $150/day, based on the school’s regular rate. Maximum stipend amount is $20/hour or $160/day, based on the school’s regular rate. Administrator stipends will be covered as permitted by their contract.
  2. Once approved, districts and schools will submit a claim through IowaGrants showing costs associated with sub or stipend pay for eligible educators and administrators who attended the entire workshop. A status report is also required.

A portion of the $300,000 available has been allocated to the districts and nonpublic schools in each AEA. Funds will be awarded until all allocated funds have been accounted for.

We are excited to provide this funding for districts and nonpublic schools and look forward to working with you.

Contact your AEA to register for the SCRIPT workshop:

Schools are also encouraged to apply for a Computer Science Curriculum and Professional Development Grant to expand computer science.

Due Dates

Date(s) Task
Aug. 20, 2021 Application opens in IowaGrants.gov.
Open Application closes in IowaGrants.gov when all funds have been awarded.
Open Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis.
Sept. 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 Spending window. All must be completed by June 30.
Jan. 14, 2022 Claim and Status Report for activity Sept.1 - Dec. 31, 2021, due in IowaGrants.gov.
July 8, 2022 Claim and Status Report for activity Jan.1 - June 30, 2022, due in IowaGrants.gov.

Guidance Documents

Grant Application and Implementation Guidance - Applicants should thoroughly read prior to completing the application and budget forms in IowaGrants.gov.

Forms

Application and budget forms available on IowaGrants.gov.

New users: See IowaGrants.gov - Grantee Instructions for Registering for instructions on how to set up or transfer an account.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 21, 2021 at 9:14pm.