Media Literacy Grants

MEDIA LITERACY GRANT PROGRAM – 2019-2020

The 2019 legislature allocated $150,000 in state funds for 2019-2020 for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish the media literacy grant program. These funds will be awarded through a competitive grant process 6-10 school teams to develop and share openly-licensed curriculum units on media literacy or digital citizenship, or both, that may be integrated into social studies, English languages arts, or health classes. Grant applications will be available starting September 16, 2019, and will be due by October 21, 2019. There will be an informational webinar on the grant application process on September 18, 2019 from 4-5 pm via Zoom. Register online for the webinar at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_INK3tJ4jSiaRp9TBpwl6kg

Submissions may come from a public school, district office, or ESD, or a partnership between multiple educational partners. Only one proposal may be submitted per organization. Grant requests may not exceed $25,000 and most awards are anticipated to be in the $15,000 range.

The grant application will be available online at https://www.k12.wa.us/policy-funding/school-technology/free-software-grants and will be sent out widely to schools via an OSPI bulletin. For more information, contact Dennis Small, dennis.small@k12.wa.us or 360-725-6384.