Welcome to The Global Grid for Learning™ (GG4L™) online Grant application for the Safer Schools in America Impact Initiative, and thank you for wanting to be part of this important research!
What should I expect?
As you might guess, we receive more requests than we are able to fund. But do not give up, if we have more applicants than we can fund, we will be doing a 2nd round later in 2019 — our goal is to make it possible for schools and districts to have access to the best EdTech that can solve their needs.
Anonymized and disaggregated data will be used to improve vendor solutions and let you see how the product is doing. The application includes questions to help us better understand your school’s goals, objectives and demographics.
This application allows you to indicate your interest in the Initiative and enables GG4L and McREL to build a representative sample of up to 500 schools and determine the size of the grant we need to provide your school, district, or educational service agency to use the product without cost for the life of the Initiative, usually 3 years.
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. Your application will go through an initial screening process, and you can expect to hear from us within 15 business days regarding next steps.
If your Application of Intent is advanced for funding, you or your district will be asked to acknowledge the grant, become a Member at no cost, commit to fully implementing the solution(s) you have selected, and commit to allowing the anonymized and disaggregated usage data and/or surveys to be used for determining the impact of the initiative.
If you have questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Application Safer Schools Initiative:
The Safer Schools in America Impact Initiative is aimed at supporting students, educators and parents by addressing the activities and conditions that impact teaching and learning. School safety can be defined as the expansive range of activities needed to foster safer school environments, including emotional, physical and digital safety, emergency preparedness, school facilities, culture, and community engagement. It includes reducing bullying, violence, physical abuse, vandalism, and substance abuse. School safety also includes examining physical conditions such as school building design, lights, locks, alarms, as well as threats that are the result of technology vulnerabilities. It also requires preparing students and adults for emergency readiness and the management of potentially dangerous situations and addressing the communications of those situations during and after the emergency.
This application should be filled in and submitted by a district representative with signatory authority for the grant:
Please take a minute to review a few of the most commonly asked questions about our Impact Initiative grantmaking:
Grant Application FAQ
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- Special Education