Educational Technology Innovation Grants

Educational Technology Innovation Grants

Views on Learning annually provides an opportunity for schools within our designated Educational Broadband Service areas to apply for grant funding to purchase innovative technology for student use.  VOL awards a total of up to $250,000 per year to schools throughout our service areas. The grants are competitive and eligible schools may receive up to $25,000 (based on enrollment).  The grant application deadline is typically May 31st, with grants to be awarded before June 15.  All grant applications must be submitted using VOL’s Online Grant Application Portal

Eligible Applicants

The public or private school must be located in one of the Views on Learning EBS Service Areas to be eligible for the grant and must be accredited by their state department of education.  As part of the online grant process, applicants will enter their zip code for eligibility verification.  Only one grant per school or district will be considered. 

Funding Priorities

Grant funds must be used to support the purchase and set up of technology and technology related items for use in direct academic instruction.  Priority will be given to applications that articulate the need and how the use of technology will enhance student learning.  Additionally, applicants must agree to use the Views on Learning Educational Broadband Service to supplement existing Internet connectivity either at school, home, or in other educational settings (up to ten devices will be granted at no charge to grant awarded schools).  Priority will be given to the purchase of additional technology and technology related items, including hardware, software, and supplies typically used in conjunction with such hardware and software.  Grantees may not use any of the funds for administrative purposes.

Application Review and Award Notification Process

Grant applications will be reviewed and scored by a Views on Learning grant review committee. The scoring rubric being used is available for download on the Grant Application page.  The rubric is based up a 90 point scale and the awards will be given to the top scorers.  In case of tie, additional information may be requested from the applicants.  Views on Learning will notify each applicant of the outcome of the review process and whether its application will be funded.

Grant Description

Views on Learning, Inc. will provide up to $25,000.00, based upon enrollment, for the purchase of technology that enhances student learning.  In addition, the school may receive up to ten mobile hotspots to access the EBS wireless Internet spectrum and access to our Zoom Video Conferencing Portal, a web-based interactive video conferencing tool.  The school must be located in one of the Views on Learning, Inc. service areas to be eligible for the grant and must be accredited by their state department of education.  The technology must be used by students and have the capability of accessing our EBS spectrum through wifi.

The application process for the Views on Learning, Inc. Grant is online with resources to complete the application.  Each school seeking funding must create a new account to begin the application process.  The school also agrees to use the Educational Broadband Service Spectrum for educational use. 

Grants limits are based upon enrollment and the funding is based upon a sliding scale:

Enrollment                 Funding
 - 0-150                      $7,500
 - 151-300                  $10,000
 - 301-450                  $15,000
 - 451-600                  $20,000
 - 600+                       $25,000

For more details, visit our Grant Information Page.