Computer Science Grants
The computer science and education grant program supports the following three purposes: train and credential teachers in computer sciences; provide and upgrade technology needed to learn computer science; and, for computer science frontiers grants to introduce students to and engage them in computer science. OSPI continues to award the Computer Science Education Grant, to improve access to computer science and related educational programs in Washington state. We are looking forward to continued support from the Washington State Legislature!
The grants are available to districts, schools, Skill Centers, and Educational Service Districts that demonstrate readiness. Non-profit organizations in partnership with a school district, school, or Educational Service District, institutions of higher education in partnership with a school district, school, or Educational Service District, and institutions of higher education can apply to train and credential teachers in computer science.
Grants provided to introduce students to computer science are intended to support innovative ways to introduce computer science and engage students from historically underrepresented groups including girls, low-income students, and minority students, and to inspire them to enter computer science careers.
Funds for the computer science and education grant program may be expended only to the extent that they are equally matched by private sources for the program, including gifts, grants, or endowments. Engagement of underserved student populations is emphasized. Underserved student populations include:
- economically disadvantaged students;
- students from major racial and ethnic groups;
- students with disabilities;
- students with limited English proficiency (the federal term);
- girls; and
- students in alternative education.