The Georgia Department of Education is awarding a third series of Opportunity Grants to help districts expand options and opportunities for their students. The grants total $6,123,948 to support advanced learning; digital media and literacy; health and physical education; world languages; and mathematics, science, and social studies instruction.
GaDOE awarded previous rounds of Opportunity Grants in March 2023 and March 2022.
“We are committed to expanding opportunities and broadening horizons for our students,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “This is a continued investment in our children, ensuring they have access to an engaging education that prepares them for life.”
Categories of Opportunity Grants awarded today include:
- Advanced Placement (AP) Teacher Mentoring: Grants of up to $2,500 per district to design and implement mentoring programs for new or novice AP teachers.
- Digital Media and Literacy: Grants of up to $2,000 per school to offer technology courses during the regular school day.
- Health and Physical Education: Grants of up to $50,000 per school to create and/or support whole child wellness initiatives specifically for outdoor equipment structures.
- Mathematics: Grants of up to $4,000 per school to acquire mathematics manipulatives and materials to support mathematics instruction.
- Science: Grants of up to $3,000 per school to acquire science consumables and/or equipment to support science instruction.
- Social Studies: Grants of up to $2,000 per school to acquire social studies consumables and/or equipment to support social studies instruction.
- World Languages: Grants of up to $10,000 per school as start-up funds to develop new Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs and up to $5,000 per school to acquire resources to support current DLI programs.
The Opportunity Grants are made possible through federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP – ESSER).