STEM Teacher Recruitment Grant Program

Portal ID:
9761
Status:
Closed (2 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The STEM Teacher Recruitment Grant Program provides a funding opportunity for non-profit organizations to develop or expand a program that recruits individuals into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teaching pathway. The program prioritizes recruitment programs that recruit teachers into public school districts in underserved areas.

Description:

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Eligible applicants for the STEM Teacher Recruitment Grant Program are non-profit organizations that will develop or expand a program that recruits individuals into a STEM teaching pathway. Applicants that develop or expand STEM teaching pathways for public school districts in underserved areas with high populations of students that are disadvantaged, or high need shall be prioritized. Applicants must be able to demonstrate at least two years of successful efforts in teacher recruitment efforts.

Available Funding

A total of $2,850,000 is available. It is expected that one, highly qualified recipient will be selected. The grant will be awarded on a one-time basis. Funds will be disbursed in two equal payments, one payment occurring by May 31, 2022, and the second payment occurring after demonstration of acceptable progress by approximately May 31, 2024.

 

Project Period and Other Requirements

The project time period will begin on May 16, 2022 and concludes on April 30, 2026. Mandatory reporting requirements have been established and progress payments of grant funds are dependent on the grant recipient submitting necessary reports. Before any release of funds, the grant recipient must execute a Grant Agreement with the Office of Public School Construction.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit

Eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate non-profit status. Acceptable documents include an IRS 501 (c)(3) determination letter or Articles of Incorporation showing the entity is organized as a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. 

Eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate at least two years of successful efforts in teacher recruitment efforts. 

Eligible Geographies:

Applicants must do business in the State of California and operate the grant services from a California location. Use of the Grant funds is allowable statewide, and must serve more than one school district. 

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
May 9, 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
5/16/22 - 4/30/26

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$2,850,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
1
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$2,850,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Funds are provided from the Budget Act of 2021 (Ch. 44, Stats. 2021). Item number 7760-101-0001.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Barbara Kampmeinert, 1-279-946-8432, OPSCSTEM@dgs.ca.gov