The purpose of this new state competitive grant is to establish and promote rigorous, engaging, and standards aligned digital literacy and computer science education in public schools in kindergarten through grade 12. The first cohort of this grant will focus on middle grades (6–8) DLCS implementation.

School districts are the unit of change toward creating rigorous, inclusive and sustainable K-12 digital literacy and computer science education. Through this grant, District Teams of district administrators, school leaders, and educators will engage in an in-depth, facilitated process to develop a Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) implementation plan for their District, select DLCS curriculum for SY2021, and complete DLCS educator and coach curriculum Professional Development (PD) for delivery in SY2021.Priorities:

The grant supports the creation of new programs and/or expanding existing programs to serve more students most underserved (including but not limited to students designated as economically disadvantaged, English language learners, special education, underrepresented minorities, and living in rural areas).

Approximately $590,000 is available through the state Digital Literacy Now Grants line item 7010-1202.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding becomes available it will be distributed under the same guidelines that appear in this RFP document.