Funding

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Financial Opportunities for Your School or District

We are always looking for funding opportunities to assist teachers and schools who want to implement a computer science program in their district. We keep this page updated with the latest information on funding and grant opportunities.

 

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Ongoing and Previous Funding Opportunities

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2022–23 U.S. Department of Education SEED Grant for AP CS A

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UTeach CS recruited U.S. schools and teachers to participate in a U.S. Department of Education Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant, starting in 2022–23. 

UTeach is providing free training, curriculum, and ongoing support to new and experienced AP CS A teachers for two years, along with a teacher stipend. UTeach and its research partner, American Institutes for Research (AIR), will study the implementation and impact of the curriculum on students and teachers in the first year of the project.

Benefits:

  • Two years of free access to the UTeach AP Computer Science A curriculum and ongoing teacher support ($1,600+ value), including comprehensive teacher materials, interactive student textbook, and built-in programming environments on the cloud-based Codio platform
  • Free online professional development ($1,000 value), which is College Board–endorsed, or a shorter platform training for experienced AP CSA teachers 
  • Up to $2,000 teacher stipends for participating in all study activities

Eligibility: 

  • All U.S. public and private schools were eligible, with high-needs designated schools given priority in the selection process
  • Schools must offer at least one section of AP Computer Science A in the 2022-23 academic year to participate, and a minimum of 10 students was highly encouraged
  • Schools must agree to provide teacher-and student-level administrative data, including AP exam scores, and to participate in research activities related to the research study

Timeline: 

  • The application process closed in summer 2022, and research activities started in fall 2022

Participating teachers and districts can learn more about this research grant here.

 

2022–23 Scholarships for AP CS Principles

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Scholarships were available in 2022–23 for U.S. teachers to get $1,000 teacher stipends, free professional development ($1,000 value), and one year of free access to UTeach AP Computer Science Principles ($800 value), including the project-based curriculum, Codio platform access, and on-demand teacher support.

Teachers who fully completed the professional development were eligible to receive a $1000 stipend and a 1-year license for the UTeach CS Principles curriculum, support, and platform. 

Eligibility: 

  • U.S. teachers who are teaching at least one section of AP Computer Science Principles in 2022-23
  • Teachers must fully complete the professional development for UTeach CS Principles in the summer of 2022 (view PD dates)
  • Teachers at Title I schools received priority for this scholarship
  • Past participants of UTeach CSP professional development were not eligible
  • Scholarship recipients must complete three surveys throughout the 2022-23 academic year

Timeline: 

  • Applications were reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to teachers who applied by April 1, 2022

 

2020–21 U.S. Department of Education SEED Grant for AP CS Principles

UTeach and its research partner, the American Institutes for Research, received funding from the Department of Education to study the implementation and impact of the UTeach CS Principles curriculum on outcomes for students and teachers. We have recruited over 150 U.S. public schools and computer science teachers to participate in a U.S. Department of Education research project to broaden participation in and improve high school computer science learning. Participating teachers and districts can learn more here

Benefits:

  • Two years of free access to the UTeach Computer Science Principles curriculum and teacher materials ($1800 value)
  • Online teacher professional development free of charge
  • $1000 stipends for participating teachers

Eligibility: 

  • Current or future AP CS Principles teachers who plan to teach the course in the 2020–2021 academic year and who have not previously used either UTeach or Edhesive CS Principles curricula

Timeline:

  • The application process closed on June 15, 2020, and research activities started in fall 2020

 

NEW YORK

CSforAll NYC — An Opportunity for New York City Districts

The University of Texas at Austin received grant funding from the National Science Foundation to conduct a Research Practitioner Partnership (RPP) study within New York City public school districts. The project team will be examining the degree to which co-design of curriculum, instructional practices, and teacher supports can build organizational capacity to support equitable computer science (CS) teaching and learning as called for by the CSforAll national movement. Learn more about the CSforALL NYC project or read the grant proposal

Benefits: 

  • Access to the UTeach AP CS Principles curriculum, teacher support, and in-person professional development, including a five-day, in-person summer workshop and workshops on five Saturdays throughout the school year

Eligibility: 

  • Current or prospective AP CS Principles teachers in New York City public schools who have not previously used the UTeach CS Principles curriculum

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

CS Principles Curriculum and Support Provided by the South Carolina Department of Education

UTeach AP CS Principles curriculum is on the list of State-Adopted Instructional Materials in South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Education generously provides funding for schools to access a static version of the curriculum with accompanying teacher support.

Benefits: 

  • If a district selects UTeach CS Principles in the curriculum adoption process, the instructional materials coordinator can request a 1-year or 6-year license for a static version of the UTeach CS Principles curriculum through the South Carolina DOE purchasing system.

Starting in 2021–22, if South Carolina teachers wish to access the new interactive features on the Codio platform rather than the static version of the curriculum, they have the option to separately purchase a discounted license upgrade. Schools may also purchase professional development separately.

Eligibility: 

Next Steps: 

  • The instructional materials coordinator should request a 1-year or 6-year license for a static version of the UTeach CS Principles curriculum through the South Carolina DOE purchasing system.
  • After that request has been approved, schools must contact registration@uteachcs.zendesk.com for registration assistance.

 

TEXAS

CTE Weighted Funding from Texas Education Agency

AP CS Principles now qualifies for weighted funding in Texas through the Career and Technology (CTE) allotment. Increased funding is available to build your CS program by providing access to AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A to more students, through teacher and student recruiting, followed by high-quality curriculum and support. 

Read more about TEA weighted funding information