Up to $10 million in PAsmart grants are available to prepare students for the fast-growing fields of science, technology, engineering and math and computer science.
“PAsmart is strategically investing in science and technology education so students get the skills teachers need for the workforce,” said Secretary of Education Dr. Noe Ortega. “These grants encourage partnerships between schools and businesses to focus on the skills students will need in rapidly growing tech industries.”
The grants support high-quality STEM and computer science learning and professional development opportunities to communities across Pennsylvania, including within early learning centers, libraries, out-of-school time providers, career and technical education centers, post-secondary institutions and K-12 schools.
PAsmart Advancing grants of up to $500,000 each support cross-sector partnerships that provide quality STEM and CS experiences to learners of all ages – early childhood, PreK-12, postsecondary and adult learners – as part of high-level strategic approaches to workforce readiness.
The goals of the grants are to enable regions to expand STEM ecosystems; grow partnerships between local education agencies, postsecondary institutions and businesses; expand CS/STEM opportunities to historically underserved populations; and expand the pool of CS/STEM educators at all levels of education.
Advancing grant applications must be submitted by Monday, March 21. Click here for more information.