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Aug 12 2021 2:00PM

As a sense of normalcy starts to return to many areas of the country, many public sector agencies are still struggling to rebound. Financial constraints stemming from the pandemic continue to put many important government and education services in peril. The true impact is not measured by lost revenue and other financial indicators, but by the residents and students that continue to suffer and ultimately bear the burden of the pandemic.

Fortunately, funding has started to flow from the American Rescue Plan. While these dollars can be used for COVID response efforts, Congress specifically built-in provisions with an eye towards the future. Much of the funding is aimed at helping government agencies overcome budget shortfalls and ensure students can return to schools while retaining the flexibility offered by remote and hybrid learning environments. 

Join Grants Office and special guests from SHI as we explore the various funding sources available and ensure you are armed with the funding tools and strategies necessary to implement your technology-enabled projects. Whether you are with a state or local government, healthcare organization, K-12 school, or institution of higher education, this session will help you make the most of the stimulus funding being made available to your organization.

 
 

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Jul 1 2021 2:00PM

Each year over $1 billion in grant funding is distributed by federal, state and foundation grantmakers. In addition to this annual money, the federal government has made over $6 trillion in stimulus funds available over the past 16 months. However, simply knowing that the money exists does not bring you any closer funding your community broadband initiative, securing your hybrid learning environment, advancing your smart transportation project, or accommodating providers and patients through telehealth devices.

Join experts from Grants Office and Insight Public Sector to learn more about the latest technology you will need in a post-Pandemic world, specific grants that will pay for it and how Insight is teaming with Grants Office to make sure you have grant specialists available to you for your grantseeking efforts. This session has something for everyone - we urge you to attend whether you are an institution of higher education, K-12 school, state or local agency, healthcare provider or tribal entity.

 
Jun 10 2021 2:00PM

Over the past year, K-12 districts and charter schools across the country have had to ramp up their digital instruction practice in response to the coronavirus pandemic. With this transition to remote and hybrid learning, many K-12 education providers are also struggling to manage the surge of student and teacher devices as well as the myriad of education-facilitating software applications now utilized to ensure continuity of student learning.

Fortunately, in March, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act which provides an additional $122 billion in funding to K-12 districts and charter schools to address these and other needs. Whether your district is still looking for information on how to best utilize your forthcoming stimulus monies, highlights of the best teacher and student devices, details on how data analytics can help you effectively manage your software subscription and protect student data, or advice on how to transition to or maintain a digital education plan for the long term – our panel of experts is here to answer your questions!

Join Samsung, Grants Office, Catch On, Google, and K20Connect for an interactive panel discussion on digital equity, exciting developments to the accessibility of digital instruction practice, and review the funding landscape for these initiatives. You won’t want to miss this informative and engaging event!

 
Jun 8 2021 2:00PM

Education Technology has the power to transform K-12 teaching and learning, but budgets cuts can adversely impact a district’s ability to fully realize their vision of technology-enabled classrooms, particularly when it comes to outfitting these classrooms for hybrid learning. Fortunately, the US Department of Education is host to a number of technology-friendly grant programs across a number of content areas that can be leveraged for your hybrid learning classroom equipment and teacher training needs!

Join Grants Office and special guests from Nureva for a rundown of the best Dept. of Ed grants supporting Ed Tech, tips for making your proposal stand out, and examples of some of the classroom technologies available in support of these initiatives. If you’ve been looking for ways to get technology into classrooms across your district, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
May 19 2021 2:00PM

 

For many institutions of higher education, research is at the heart of the school’s mission. Usually, projects are funded through research grants to individual researchers and their labs. However, sometimes there are infrastructure and instrumentation needs that go well beyond single projects. Meeting these needs helps the institution’s research move forward, allows for opportunities to train up future researchers, and aids in recruiting new researchers to join the school.

Join Grants Office and Okta as we explore the research infrastructure and instrumentation funding landscape and share tips for making the most of these opportunities to meet the needs of your institution’s researchers. If you’re curious about these resources ,or have researchers you want to help with their technology needs, you won’t want to miss this event

 
May 11 2021 2:00PM

 

Taking your organization’s educational services online has enabled you to continue to provide essential services during the pandemic, but it has also no doubt discovered more than a few new issues along the way – one of which is that you’re collaborating more generating mountains of data than you did in the past. And managing that collaboration and data effectively is not only an IT challenge, it’s also a funding challenge.

Join Grants Office, Tech Data, Microsoft and Veeam as we review the grant opportunities that are available over the next few months to support improved collaboration and data management in response to the COVID crisis across education. We’ll also discuss strategies for accessing these funds and discuss how administrators are solving the problem of data management to improve outcomes and compliance.

If you’re looking for a better way to manage dramatically increasing collaboration and data requirements and to leverage available outside funding to make it happen, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Apr 27 2021 2:00PM

High performance computing (HPC) is enabling advanced research across disciplines, and for those researchers who depend on – and those institutions that share – high-end instrumentation to collect data, high end computing power is essential. But of course, all this technology needs to be funded as well. Federal grants, such as the High End Instrumentation Grant Program, Shared Instrumentation Grant Program, and Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (together providing more than $100 million in funding), support HPC-enabled research as well as broad university capacity.


Join Grants Office and Dell Technologies as we explore the funding landscape for university research initiatives and review some examples of universities that have successfully deployed these technologies as part of campus-wide research empowerment initiative. Everyone who registers for this event will also receive a PDF copy of Funding High Performance Computing to Drive High End Instrumentation-Driven Research, containing highlights of prominent grant programs and an overview of how these technologies are applied in a typical research context.

 
Apr 21 2021 1:00PM

The new American Rescue Plan includes funding for a broad range of educational initiatives, and as schools prepare to reopen, hybrid learning is on the minds of stakeholders across the educational spectrum. Building on the technology that has been funded through previous rounds of stimulus, schools and institutions of higher education are looking for ways to formalize their hybrid learning offerings, to insure themselves against an uncertain couple of years – and of course, all this comes at a price!
 
Join Grants Office, Samsung, and Cisco as we review the new funding in the American Recue Plan, how it adds to the existing landscape of funding for hybrid learning, and what you need to do to access it. We will also review a new solution for hybrid education developed jointly by Samsung and Cisco that can help educational institutions across the country advance their hybrid learning programs.
 
If you want to be sure you’re not missing any of the new technology-friendly funding that is available to your institution, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Apr 20 2021 1:00PM

The latest round of COVID-19 stimulus funding signed into law on December 27th, 2020 provides funding to state and local governments for a variety of activities: vaccine planning and distribution; contact tracing, testing, and surveillance; transportation improvements; and broadband initiatives. However, it can be challenging to figure out how to access these funds, how they can be spent, and how they can fund your technology initiatives. Beyond this stimulus funding, there’s also a variety of other federal, state, and foundation grants that can fund cybersecurity technology solutions.
 
Join Grants Office and Okta for a webinar about the stimulus funding that is available to support technology-rich projects at the state and local government level. If you’re looking to take advantage of the COVID-19 stimulus funding in 2021, you won’t want to miss this event

 
Apr 15 2021 2:00PM

Computer Science (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT) are increasingly essential skills within students' college and career readiness toolbelt. While a clear pathway to a STEM career may be top of mind for many, CS and CT competencies have non-STEM applications, too – from developing models to analyze political behavior data to sound design and production within a music hall or theater. Yet despite this broad potential for future career pathway relevance, less than half of K12 districts in the United States offer any form of meaningful CS or CT course pathway. Students from rural, low-income, and/or ethnic and racial minorities are especially disadvantaged as their districts often lack the resources to start such programs. Fortunately, over the last 5 years, grant funding support for CS and CT programming has substantially increased. For those who know where to look, these funds can provide the much-needed support to launch a school or district-wide CS and CT initiative. 

Join Grants Office and special guests from HP, Microsoft TEALS, DigiGirlz, and Airband as we discuss how your district can leverage the plethora of public grant funding available, figure out which of the grant-fundable HP devices are best suited to your needs, and how you can get these devices connected to facilitate innovative computer science learning within your classrooms.

As a bonus, following the event, all registrants will receive an exclusive white paper featuring grant-seeking tips and tricks for your next technology-enabled computer science project. If your district is interested in starting or expanding its computer science offerings, you won’t want to miss out on this fast-paced and informative event!

 
Apr 13 2021 2:00PM

With coronavirus still impacting schools across the country, Congress has passed yet another stimulus bill, allocating an additional $170 billion towards education via the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Approximately $130 billion of this funding will go to K-12 schools to further help them respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and reopen schools.
 
These funds will provide additional allocations to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, first introduced in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020 and expanded with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act in December 2020. Be aware, though, that the future funds from the American Rescue Plan will have new provisions!
 
Join Grants Office, HP, Intel and Microsoft as we discuss the new appropriations for K-12 education, how they relate to the previous stimulus funding, and provide tips for making the most of what’s available to meet ongoing technology needs. With this large amount of new funding on the way, you won’t want to miss out on learning about these exciting opportunities!

 
Apr 13 2021 1:00PM

With coronavirus still impacting schools across the country, Congress has passed yet another stimulus bill, allocating an additional $170 billion towards education via the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Approximately $40 billion of this funding will go to higher education institutions to further help them respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and reopen schools.
These funds will provide additional allocations to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, first introduced in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020 and expanded with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act in December 2020. Be aware, though, that the future funds from the American Rescue Plan will have new provisions!
 
Join Grants Office, HP, and AMD as we discuss the new appropriations for higher education, how they relate to the previous stimulus funding, and provide tips for making the most of what’s available to meet ongoing technology needs. With this large amount of new funding on the way, you won’t want to miss out on learning about these exciting opportunities!

 
Mar 25 2021 2:00PM

The coronavirus pandemic brought about and exacerbated challenges for educational organizations, but there are also new opportunities to reimagine teaching and learning. Luckily, the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act included nearly $82 billion in additional funding for the Education Stabilization Fund! This includes the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) for K-12, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) for higher education, and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) for both K-12 and higher education as well as other education providers. Much of this funding is technology-friendly and can help schools facilitate instruction and support students.
 
Join Grants Office and Lenovo as we review these opportunities, how they relate to the CARES Act funding, and tips for making the most of what’s available to fund much-needed technology. With more than twice the funding for education as we saw in CARES, you won’t want to miss out on learning about these exciting grant opportunities!
 
If you want to be sure you’re not missing any of the new technology-friendly funding that is available to your institution, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Mar 25 2021 8:00AM

Le Gouvernement Français a placé les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises et les Entreprises de Taille Intermédiaire au cœur de son Plan de Relance pour faire face à la COVID-19, en déployant des mesures inédites de soutien financier afin d’encourager l'investissement et la modernisation de ses entreprises. Le résultat final se traduit par de nombreuses subventions attrayantes qui peuvent être mobilisées pour les clients de Cisco en 2021 et au-delà. Mais les financements circulent rapidement ! Seuls ceux qui sont prêts à saisir ces opportunités historiques pourront faire avancer leurs projets à vocation technologique grâce à un financement par subvention.

Chers partenaires, joignez-vous aux représentants de Cisco et de Grants Office pour aider vos clients à bénéficier des meilleures opportunités actuellement disponibles dans le large paysage des aides financières en France pour soutenir leurs projets de transformation digitale ! Nous discuterons des programmes de relance adaptés à la technologie, des solutions qui sont en demande et des ressources gratuites de soutien aux subventions que vous pouvez exploiter pour sécuriser vos projets communs avec vos clients et augmenter vos ventes grâce à ces subventions

 
Mar 10 2021 2:00PM

The COVID pandemic has dramatically increased the demand for technology across the country, and COVID-related stimulus funding has added hundreds of billions of dollars to what was already a robust funding landscape for local government, education, healthcare innovation, and small business development. But funding is flowing quickly, and only those who are ready to respond to these historic opportunities in tech-friendly grant funding will be able to maximize all they are eligible for. 

 

Join Grants Development Consultants from Grants Office and partner leaders from Ingram Micro and Cisco for a look at the tech-friendly stimulus and annual funding that is available in 2021, solutions that are in-demand, and free grants support resources that you can leverage today to drive more grant-enabled sales with your customers. 

If you’ve been looking for ways to help your customer leverage funding for the technology they need to help them solve the challenges the coronavirus has created in their municipalities, provinces, and institutions, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Feb 24 2021 2:00PM

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act has added significantly to the historic funding amount that was already available for higher education institutions through the CARES Act, and this funding will enable colleges and universities across the country to further address the new requirements that the COVID crisis has precipitated - including a need for broader and more decentralized access to school resources by students, faculty, and staff.

 

Join Grants Office and special guests for Okta for a look at the landscape of higher education funding in 2021, the technologies that are enabling institutions to extend their technologies beyond the campus, and tips for maximizing all the funding streams that are available this year. We will also discuss how you can receive free funder research and consultation through the Okta Grants Support Program.

 
Jan 28 2021 4:00PM

Every year, we hear in the news that hackers have infiltrated an organization. This demonstrates that we must continue to attach great importance to the way that data is protected and to improve these methods. Whether you are a hospital, business, government, school, or even a nonprofit, the security of your data is something that concerns you. All projects focused on security and innovation in data protection could benefit by applying to the Cybersecurity Cooperation program.

 

Join representatives from Cisco and Grants Office to learn about $4.2 million in grant funding available right now for cybersecurity projects from the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada. We’ll discuss available funding streams, highlight examples of previously funded projects, and even offer tips for preparing an application by the February 12, 2021 deadline. If you are struggling to fund a major cybersecurity investment in 2021, you will not want to miss this event! 

 
Jan 27 2021 2:00PM

Chaque année, on entend dans les nouvelles que des pirates informatiques se sont infiltrés dans une organisation. Cela démontre que nous devons continuer à attacher une grande importance à la manière dont les données sont protégées et à améliorer ces méthodes. Que vous soyez un hôpital, une entreprise, un gouvernement, une école ou même un organisme à but non lucratif, la sécurité de vos données vous préoccupe. Tous les projets axés sur la sécurité et l'innovation dans le domaine de la protection des données pourraient bénéficier d'une candidature au programme de coopération en matière de cybersécurité.

 

Joignez-vous aux représentants de Cisco et de Grants Office pour en savoir plus sur 4,2 millions de dollars en subventions disponibles actuellement pour des projets de cybersécurité du ministère de la Sécurité publique et de la Protection civile du Canada. Nous discuterons des flux de financement disponibles, des exemples de projets financés précédemment et proposerons même des conseils pour préparer une demande d'ici la date limite du 12 février 2021. Si vous avez du mal à financer un investissement majeur dans la cybersécurité en 2021, vous ne voudrez pas manquer cette session!

 
Jan 27 2021 1:00PM

Every year, we hear in the news that hackers have infiltrated an organization. This demonstrates that we must continue to attach great importance to the way that data is protected and to improve these methods. Whether you are a hospital, business, government, school, or even a nonprofit, the security of your data is something that concerns you. All projects focused on security and innovation in data protection could benefit by applying to the Cybersecurity Cooperation program.

 

Join representatives from Cisco and Grants Office to learn about $4.2 million in grant funding available right now for cybersecurity projects from the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada. We’ll discuss available funding streams, highlight examples of previously funded projects, and even offer tips for preparing an application by the February 12, 2021 deadline. If you are struggling to fund a major cybersecurity investment in 2021, you will not want to miss this event! 

 
Jan 20 2021 2:00PM

 

Every year, through the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program (21st CCLC), the US Department of Education provides funding to State Education Agencies across the country, which is then regranted to Local Education Agencies. LEAs serving students who attend high-need schools utilize this program’s funding to support the creation and expansion of “community learning centers,” which provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students. Funding can be used to help students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, offer students a wide variety of enrichment activities, provide literacy and other educational services to students’ families, as well as a myriad of other supports.

What if we could teach remote students and physically-present students at the same time and achieve quality learning outcomes for both? We can! With the help of Microsoft Teams Meetings and HP, the Susquehanna Township School District in Pennsylvania designed an All Remote Access solution for its five campuses. Over 200 teachers are using this technology. Martin Schwarz from HP will share the Susquehanna case study, what was required to set-up & train teachers, and the results seen thus far.

Join Grants Office and special guests from HP as we dive into the federal 21st CCLC program requirements, discuss ways technology is being leveraged to support innovative, extended learning time practice, and offer tips on proposal development by taking a look at Pennsylvania’s 21st CCLC application process as an example. If you’re interested in pursuing this grant opportunity in your state, you definitely won’t want to miss out on this informative session!

 
Jan 14 2021 2:00PM

 

Whether you’re in government, education, or healthcare, your community of stakeholders is increasingly working and engaging with you through a range of online tools and resources. And that means more data than ever is potentially exposed - making your systems vulnerable to intrusion, data corruption, and operational interruption, to put it mildly.  

Join Grants Development Consultants from Grants Office and Cybersecurity Specialists from Rubrik for a review of the grant programs that can help agencies across the public sector secure their systems, tips for leveraging these programs, and highlights of some of the latest information security technologies that are available today.

If your team and your community have been using online tools more than ever, but you needed outside funding to help you fully secure your systems, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Jan 13 2021 1:00PM

 

The challenges faced by school districts and higher education institutions in the 2020-2021 academic school year have created an opportunity to reimagine teaching and learning. Equipping schools with the right technology to support on-going learning, communication, and equitable access to services for all students promotes resiliency, but also requires funding. Fortunately, funding has been allocated to support the nation’s on-going response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Join Grants Office and Logitech in this high-impact, informative session as we unpack:

·        NEW funding available in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

·        Outline updates on the CARES Act

·        Share best practices transforming remote/hybrid/distance learning

This session will be no longer than 30 minutes and cover important questions such as: 

·        What projects can Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act be used?

·        What projects can CARES Act funding be used?

·        Who in my organization should I involve?

·        What key dates do I need to keep in mind?

·        When do I have to obligate funds?

·        Can I get reimbursed for technology expenses related to COVID?

·        What conferencing and productivity solutions are addressing these challenges?

Free Whitepaper

All registered attendees will receive a copy of the Top 3 Ways to Make the Most of Stimulus Funding: High-Priority Technology Needs in Education, Healthcare and Government whitepaper to learn how investments in video conferencing, communication, and productivity devices can support your program goals and provide long term economic and social benefits.

 
Jan 7 2021 2:30PM

 

The $900 billion Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act includes nearly $82 billion in additional funding for the Education Stabilization Fund! This funding is incredibly technology-friendly and can help schools facilitate instruction and support students. Of particular relevance to higher education institutions are the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEER) and the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief Fund (GEER). Plus, there is a new program from the FCC for HBCUs, TCUs, and other minority-serving institutions. In total, there is more than $27 billion in appropriations relevant to higher education!

 

Join Grants Office, HP, Microsoft, and AMD as we look at these opportunities, how they relate to the CARES funding, and tips for making the most of what’s available to fund technology. If you’re curious about these new resources, or how it mighthelp with your technology needs, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Dec 16 2020 1:00PM

Every year, the US Department of Education provides funding to the Texas Education Agency to regrant to Local Education Agencies (including independent school districts and open-enrollment charter schools), Education Service Centers, community-based organizations, and more through the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program (21st CCLC). This program supports the creation and expansion of “community learning centers” that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. Funding can be used to help students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, offer students a wide variety of enrichment activities, as well as provide literacy and other educational services to students’ families. In Texas, the 21st CCLC program is called, "the Texas Afterschool Centers on Education program," or Texas ACE. 


What if we could teach remote students and physically-present students at the same time and achieve quality learning outcomes for both? We can! With the help of Microsoft Teams Meetings and HP, the Susquehanna Township School District in Pennsylvania designed an All Remote Access solution for its five campuses. Over 200 teachers are using this technology. Martin Schwarz from HP will share the Susquehanna case study, what was required to set-up & train teachers, and the results seen thus far.

Join Grants Office and special guests from HP as we dive into program requirements, discuss ways technology is being leveraged to support innovative, extended learning time practice, and offer tips on proposal development. The window for applications is open now and proposals are due January 21, 2021. Whether you’re in the midst of preparing an application or just considering getting started, you won’t want to miss out on this fast paced and informative event!

 
Dec 15 2020 2:00PM

The CARES Act funding in the United States has entered an urgent stage, where it needs to be allocated and spent in the next 3-8 weeks. Large buckets of funding remain available across a variety of grant opportunities in the K-12 education, healthcare, public safety, and state and local government sectors. If you’ve considered Chromebooks, tablets, or smartphones for remote learning, telehealth, social distancing, situational awareness, and working from home, CARES funding can potentially fund these projects. However, it can be challenging to figure out what funding opportunities are available, how to access them, and how they can be used to fund your mobility-enabled projects. Beyond the CARES Act, there’s also a variety of other federal, state, and foundation grants that can support a wide range of mobility-friendly initiatives across the United States, particularly in response to the COVID crisis. 

Join grants professionals from Grants Office and special guests from Samsung for a fireside chat about the national funding that is available to support mobility-powered initiatives and updates from the front lines on how this technology is transforming public sector services. 

 If you’re looking to take advantage of CARES funding to develop or expand a mobility project in 2021, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Dec 10 2020 2:00PM

The CARES Act funding in South Carolina has entered an urgent stage, where it needs to be allocated and spent in the next 3-8 weeks. Large buckets of funding remain available across a variety of grant opportunities in the K-12 education, healthcare, public safety, and state and local government sectors. If you’ve considered Chromebooks, tablets, or smartphones for remote learning, telehealth, social distancing, situational awareness, and working from home, CARES funding can potentially fund these projects. However, it can be challenging to figure out what funding opportunities are available, how to access them, and how they can be used to fund your mobility-enabled projects. Beyond the CARES Act, there’s also a variety of other federal, state, and foundation grants that can support a wide range of mobility-friendly initiatives across South Carolina, particularly in response to the COVID crisis.  

 

Join grants professionals from Grants Office and special guests from Samsung for a fireside chat about the South Carolina funding that is available to support mobility-powered initiatives and updates from the front lines on how this technology is transforming public sector services. If you’re looking to take advantage of CARES funding to develop or expand a mobility project in 2021, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Dec 9 2020 2:00PM

A limited budget for education technology purchases isn’t anything new. Compounding matters though in the global coronavirus pandemic, whose impact on state and local economies is likely to cause significant loss in revenue for districts in the year ahead. That is why we are here to help your school or district accomplish its vision and make sure that a lack of available funding doesn’t get in the way of your education technology needs. Especially with so many districts now looking towards technology as a means to ensure that students and teachers are able to remain connected while engaged in remote/hybrid learning.

Join us to learn more about how HP, Microsoft, and AMD have teamed up with Grants Office to support Virtucom customers in their grant seeking efforts – from funder prospecting to proposal development – we are here for you. As an added bonus, we’ll even offer some tips for education technology grant seeking success and highlight a few of our favorite education technology funding opportunities.

If you’re looking to supplement your district or school’s IT budget with grant funding, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Nov 17 2020 1:00PM

 

 

The CARES Act funding in Texas has entered an urgent stage, where it needs to be allocated and spent in the next 3-8 weeks. Large buckets of funding remain available across a variety of grant opportunities in the K-12 education, healthcare, public safety, and state and local government sectors. If you’ve considered Chromebooks, tablets, or smartphones for remote learning, telehealth, social distancing, situational awareness, and working from home, CARES funding can potentially fund these projects. However, it can be challenging to figure out what funding opportunities are available, how to access them, and how they can be used to fund your mobility-enabled projects. Beyond the CARES Act, there’s also a variety of other federal, state, and foundation grants that can support a wide range of mobility-friendly initiatives across Texas, particularly in response to the COVID crisis.

Join grants professionals from Grants Office and special guests from Samsung for a fireside chat about the Texas funding that is available to support mobility-powered initiatives and updates from the front lines on how this technology is transforming public sector services.

If you’re looking to take advantage of CARES funding to develop or expand a mobility project in 2021, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Oct 29 2020 2:00PM

More than $400 billion in coronavirus response funding has been made available to education agencies, healthcare providers, and local governments to compensate for tax revenue shortfalls, transition their agency operations to remote work, and rethink how their range of services can be safely delivered going forward. And the deadline to spend many of these funds is quickly approaching!


Join Grants Office and special guests from Logitech for a look at how technology is supporting a public sector transformation in response to COVID, how the Coronavirus Relief Funding is being shaped around the country, and tips for leveraging this and other stimulus funding to help achieve the goals your agency has set for responding to new demands precipitated by the pandemic. We’ll also introduce the Logitech Grants Support program, and detail how education, healthcare, and local government agencies can get free access to funder research and grants consultation provided by Logitech and powered by Grants Office.

 

Everyone who registers will receive a PDF copy of Championing and Funding Video Collaboration in Your Community, with tips on leading and funding a technology-enabled community transformation.


If you're looking to better understand what this historic funding is all about and how you can make the most of it – all in a tight time frame – you won't want to miss this event!

 
Oct 21 2020 1:00PM

 

Funding innovation in ‘normal’ times at Community Colleges is already hard, and during a pandemic, may seem impossible. In collaboration with HP, AMD and Grants Office, learn how Red Rocks Community College is moving forward to innovate teaching and learning programs that assist students in meeting their ambitious career and educational goals.

During this fast-paced session, we will survey the landscape of innovation-friendly funding available to AACC members, review strategies for planning and articulating innovative projects to grantmakers, and provide resources that can help you lead a grants development initiative for your institution.

If you’re looking for outside funding to help you move forward with plans to innovate your college’s teaching and learning, workforce development, or community education programs, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Oct 1 2020 2:00PM

Extended Reality (XR) technology has applications across many different settings, from research to the classroom to workforce development. And while many colleges and universities are interested in utilizing these technologies, funding them can be a barrier to fully realizing the educational benefits of these technologies.

Fortunately, federal funders are interested in supporting innovative approaches to education and workforce development, and we’ve come together to help you navigate the funding waters successfully!

Join Grants Office, HP, Microsoft, and Intel as we explore Extended Reality technology and the upcoming federal grant opportunities that could support these solutions. We’ll also discuss some exciting examples of how educational institutions around the country are harnessing XR inside and outside the classroom to expand access to learning resources and accelerate students’ grasp of even complex subjects.

Whether you’re just starting to think about incorporating Extended Reality into your instruction or research or you’re a seasoned pro, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Aug 26 2020 12:00PM

HP/Educause XR members, you are invited to participate in a discussion group call on August 26th at 12:00 Eastern Time. The Grants Office will share highlights of the attached XR Funding Report and how to effectively navigate the grant process. In addition, you will learn how to tap into HP’s – free -- grant support services program to be there for you anytime with expert consulting in grants and technology.

 

This second annual XR Funding Report includes possible grants and foundations who may be great fits in supporting your university’s XR research, and teaching and learning endeavors. This is a comprehensive list – a full 244 page report!

 

We encourage anyone to join who is passionate and curious about funding XR projects. This interactive platform has been designed with you in mind. Questions are welcome and feel free to forward & invite others!

 
Aug 19 2020 2:00PM

 

More than most, this year has seen changes in how education is delivered, and funders have been working hard to keep up with the size and scope of these new requirements, from relaxing restrictions on how formula funds can be used to creating entirely new competitive technology-friendly grant programs.  

 

Join Grants Office and special guests from HP for a review of the grants that can help fund education technology needs, strategies for accessing the various types of funding that are available, and highlights of the technologies that are making education in 2020 more effective than ever.

 

As funding is a real challenge and yet students need laptops to stay connected in remote learning. HP is donating millions of dollars worth of technology to aid education, but together, we can do even more. Join us and learn more about HP Refresh, a program to help communities crowdsource computer donations to schools. You will learn how to organize your community and gather unused computers, safely wipe the data using HP software, and donate them to students in need. 

 

If you’re rethinking how technology can support your educational service delivery and intent on getting better at accessing outside funding and resources to support your needs, then you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Jul 15 2020 2:00PM


You made it! You got your institution through the school year with the tools you had available. But the fall semester is just around the corner, and as you begin planning around the uncertainty of how higher education and research will be conducted going forward, you’ve undoubtedly also developed contingency plans that leverage new technologies, along with new expenses, that provide more robust and reliable platforms for students, faculty, staff, and researchers. 

Join Grants Office, HP and Microsoft for a look at the grants that can help you fund the technologies you need to enable comprehensive research and educational service delivery, and the technologies that can support them - even 3D printing, virtual reality, and student health checks - virtually! Microsoft has partnered with HP to offer the best prices on Windows 10 devices too! 

If you’re looking to bring full functionality to your college or university landscape this year – and get help funding it – you won’t want to miss this event!


 
Jul 9 2020 2:00PM

 

This year has been a roller coaster for higher education institutions, and technology has taken on an expanding role in helping educational leaders cope with the changes to classroom dynamics, administrative function, and research support. Not seeing an immediate end to the “new normal” that has emerged, institutions are even now developing long-term plans to offer at least some degree of online instruction, enable staff and faculty to work from home, and keep researchers engaged virtually.

 

But the cost of the technology that will effectively enable all this online activity is straining, and breaking, the budgets of even the most well-endowed colleges and universities, leaving them to turn to outside sources of funding for support. The good news is that support is available, and funders are moving faster than ever to make grant funding available.

 

Join Grants Office and special guests from Lenovo for a review of the technology-friendly grant funding that is flowing to higher education through formula grants that were funded as part of the federal government’s coronavirus response legislation, as well as annual programs that can bolster your technology deployment plans.

 

If you want to be sure you’re not missing any of the technology-friendly funding that is available to your institution, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Jul 8 2020 2:00PM

You did it! You guided your school district through an unprecedented year of change and uncertainty. But the next school year is just around the corner, and there is no time like the present to start planning for a year that is certain to be filled with more ambiguity. Now is the time to develop a contingency plan that leverages new technologies to empower more robust and reliable learning opportunities for students in today’s new, remote environment.

Join Grants Office, HP and Microsoft as we examine grants that will help you fund technology that supports comprehensive educational service delivery and enables innovative learning, like 3D printing, virtual reality and even student health checks managed virtually!


Microsoft has partnered with HP to offer the best prices on Windows10 devices, too! If you’re looking to bring full functionality to your school landscape this year – and get help funding it – you can’t afford to miss this event!

 
Jun 25 2020 2:00PM

The CARES Act significantly increased the funding available to K-12 schools, and with the increased demand for technology to facilitate instruction and support school leaders, educational institutions have been looking for ways to use this funding to supplement their technology budgets. 

Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp and immixGroup for a look at how these appropriations have changed the landscape of funding for K-12, the technologies that are emerging as essential for the delivery and management of education, and tips for making the most of what’s available to fund technology this year.

If you’re looking to fill gaps in an already stretched technology budget, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
May 20 2020 2:00PM

The CARES Act provides an additional $400 million to the regular annual Help America Vote Act funding to facilitate and secure this year’s election cycle, and the funding has already begun to make its way to local election officials.

State-by-state distribution procedures vary, and the funds can be used for a wide range of election initiatives that include printing and mailing ballots, securing election systems, and disinfecting election facilities, to name just a few examples. 

Join Grants Office and special guests from Carahsoft for a review of the HAVA and CARES Act funding, a discussion of the different elements of election administration and security thee programs will fund, and a look at technology securing election systems around the country. If you’re looking to make the most of all the funding available for local election operations, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Apr 29 2020 2:00PM

Telework gets a lot of attention in the CARES Act, for obvious reasons, and Congress has appropriated billions of dollars through more than a dozen programs that can fund telework for employees of state and local governments, hospitals, schools, and institutions of higher education.

Everyone is deploying some form of telework in their agencies, and knowing which programs can fund telework and how to access the funding can make the difference between covering the excess cost of this technology and straining already tight budgets to accommodate this new reality.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Carahsoft and Palo Alto Networks for a look at how the CARES Act provides for telework operations, approaches for getting telework funded through these programs, and the latest technology that can make your telework initiative more robust and secure. If you’ve been looking for ways to expand and improve the way your teams connect, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Apr 7 2020 2:00PM

Congress has passed three bills in the past month, appropriating 2.4 trillion dollars to help states and local communities respond to the coronavirus pandemic and alleviate the severe economic distress that has come with it. Among the unemployment insurance benefits and checks to individuals are billions of dollars in grants for healthcare, education, and public safety. And most of these funds are intended to be distributed quickly.

Join the Grants Office team for an (admittedly wonky) analysis of the grant funding included in all three bills. We'll cover the parameters and amounts of new funding that will be available and discuss how these funds will be distributed across the public sector landscape.

As with the stimulus grants of 2008, preparation now can make the difference in getting the funding you need to meet your community's critical needs!

 
Jan 30 2020 2:00PM

Rapidly advancing artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI and ML) tools are enabling end-users to make data-informed decisions in real time. One sector that is poised to transform data into actionable insights is academia. AI & ML opens the door for education entities to extract insights from their data silos to drive student performance and realize major breakthroughs in their research portfolios. Whether it is identifying students at-risk of falling out for early intervention, empower content discovery for course design and assessment, or enabling innovative research, the power of AI and ML is only limited by the funding required to procure the technology. The good news is there are many funding opportunities available to acquire AI & ML technology to enable innovative education and groundbreaking research projects.

Join Grants Office, special guests from Penn State, HP and NVIDIA as we explore exciting developments in how Institutions of Higher Education have leveraged AI & ML to enhance education outcomes and research discoveries, and highlight upcoming grant opportunities you may want to pursue. Regardless of what stage your institution is at in terms of acquiring, developing and deploying AI & ML, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Nov 20 2019 2:00PM

Join Grants Office for a discussion of what to expect in the coming year from federal and state funders, and highlights of some of the most promising new grant programs. Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock will also be taking a few moments to introduce our new Annual Grants Support Program, aimed at empowering institutions and communities across the country with access to relevant, actionable grants intelligence and support.

 
Nov 14 2019 2:00PM

The National Science Foundation’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program is one of the most prominent grant opportunities for campus-level cyberinfrastructure improvements. This program supports coordinated data, networking, and computing infrastructure, capabilities, and integrated services leading to higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects. If your faculty members complain about wanting a bigger, better, faster network for their research activities, CC* is a great way to get you there.

Not a research-intensive institution? That’s okay! Even community colleges and liberal arts institutions can apply under their own “small institutions” category.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Arrow and NetApp as we review the Campus Cyberinfrastructure Grant and other research infrastructure funding opportunities, examples of previously funded projects, relevant technology solutions for your proposal’s budget, and even offer tips for preparing an NSF grant application. Whether you’re already in the process of developing your proposal for CC* or just testing the waters, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Oct 31 2019 2:00PM

Whether it’s Virtual, Augmented, or Mixed, there is no denying the appeal of Extended Reality solutions for use in research labs, classrooms, or workforce development settings. And while many colleges, universities, or training providers might be interested in establishing a virtual & augmented reality lab, the most common barrier to implementation is usually funding. Fortunately, there are many federal funders interested in supporting innovative approaches to education and workforce development.

Join Grants Office, special guests from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, HP, and NVIDIA, as we explore exciting developments in the world of blended reality for learning, review how Universities have implemented their Blended Reality learning lab environment, and highlight upcoming federal grant opportunities you may want to pursue. Whether you’re already in the process of integrating extended reality into your instruction and research or just curious about the idea, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
May 30 2019 2:00PM

To flourish, K-12 schools must equip staff and students with the right tools and technologies to empower exceptional teaching and learning experiences. This is easier said than done with today’s funding challenges and EdTech obstacles. This webinar will feature industry experts in district IT management, successful grant writing, and education technologies. Highlights will include:

Hurdles, Accelerators, and Tech Enablers with Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN

Join Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), to learn how to overcome EdTech hurdles by leveraging EdTech accelerators at your district. Keith will also outline education megatrends which are likely to foster, hinder, or enable innovation at schools around the world.

New technologies for teaching, learning, and assessment with Google, HP, and AMD

Education experts from Google, HP, and AMD will present new technologies for teaching and learning, including the very latest bespoke education-focus devices and new features within the Google for Education ecosystem.

Successful grant writing strategies with Grants Office

As demand for the latest classroom innovations has increased, funding has stagnated, or even decreased. Hear from the experts at The Grants Office for a preview of available tech-friendly K12 grants, so that you can continue to deliver exceptional teaching and learning experiences.

If you are interested in learning more about the resources and tools to further your district’s technology plan, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
May 9 2019 2:00PM

Communities across the country are looking for funding to deal with the growing opioid epidemic. Through the traditional appropriations process and the recent passage of the SUPPORT Act, the federal government is planning significant investments in fighting the crisis over the next decade. But there are so many components to the problem that organizations are often overwhelmed and often times don't know where to start. Funding can be found across the federal landscape regardless of whether you are a healthcare provider delivering prevention and treatment services, a public health agency conducting surveillance of the problem or first responders and public safety personnel dealing with it on the front lines.

Join Grants Office and special guests from the City of New Orleans Health Department as we review upcoming funding sources for opioid-related projects, offer tips to increase your chances of winning, and discuss technology-solutions that can be used by communities to tackle the opioid crisis!

Whether you’re involved in law enforcement, public health, treatment or prevention efforts – you’ll find something useful for you in this face-paced and informative event!

 
May 2 2019 2:00PM

For years, grant funding for K-12 school safety had been largely reactionary - meaning, an incident needed to occur before funds were made available. The tragic loss of life at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in early 2018, and the subsequent March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C., however, acted as a tipping point. With a nation crying out that "enough is enough" both the US Congress and several state's legislatures have taken action to appropriate grant funding for preventative school safety solutions.

Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp and Tech Data as we cover state and federal agencies with grant funding specifically for school safety initiatives, including the open School Violence Prevention Program. We'll also review how partnerships with public safety agencies can be leveraged to receive additional state and federal funding, and discuss examples of grant-fundable campus safety technologies.

If your school is in need of technology-enabled safety solutions, especially fixed video surveillance, you won’t want to miss this fast-paced and informative session!

 
Mar 27 2019 2:00PM

The National Science foundation is one of the largest grant funders for research on effective STEM education in both formal and informal settings. In fact, so many different federal agencies have STEM-related grant programs for K-12 schools, they can be easy to miss. Knowing where to look and how to approach these different funders can help you access the funding you need to make your STEM curriculum and classroom technology vision a reality.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Connection and HP as we explore the federal funding landscape for K-12 STEM education, discuss the benefits of STEM education researcher-practitioner partnerships, as well as review exciting new technology solutions that can be used for STEM-student success.

If you’re interested in learning more about the resources and tools to further your district’s STEM education practice, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Mar 20 2019 2:00PM

For any city or county, successfully implementing a major technology initiative demands solid strategy and effective tools to make it happen. Fortunately, your partners at Insight Public Sector and NetApp and have brought together resources and best practices to help make launching your technology project a whole lot easier.

Join a group of leaders from NetApp, Insight Public Sector, and Grants Office for an end-to-end discussion of best practices for developing, funding, procuring, and deploying your next technology project.

We’ll be discussing:

- Developing a 360-degree project plan for your technology project: how Insight Public Sector works with municipal customers like yours to develop winning project plans

- Funding your project from internal and external sources: how the NetApp Grants Support program can help you identify new sources of funding

- Procuring the technology and services when you need them and at the right price: how OMNIA Partners, Public Sector (subsidiaries US Communities and National IPA) enables you to easily and confidently acquire everything you need at the best overall supplier government pricing

- Deploying your technology initiative with fewer snags: how Insight Public Sector and NetApp cut costs, reduce risks, and bring industry-leading experience to all levels of government

If you're looking to streamline your next technology rollout, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Oct 9 2018 2:00PM

Because so many different federal agencies have STEM-related grant programs for K-12 schools, they can be easy to miss. In fact, STEM-focused grant opportunities are available from the Departments of Education, Defense, Labor, and Agriculture, as well as other federal grantmakers like the EPA and NSF. You can’t expect to get them all, but knowing where to look and how to approach different funders can help you access the funding you need to make your STEM curriculum and classroom technology vision a reality.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector Solutions for a fast-paced review of the sources of STEM funding for district classroom technology, curriculum development, and teacher training, as well as strategies for developing competitive proposals to these funders, and technologies that are moving STEM education forward today.

 
Sep 18 2018 2:00PM

If your district uses E-Rate funding for connectivity and technology infrastructure, you already have all the foundation you need to attract grant dollars that can help transform your educational programs - from 1:1 computing to personalized education and beyond - and make your district's E-Rate connectivity come to life across grade spans and disciplines.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Aruba and Connection Public Sector Solutions as we discuss the grant programs that dovetail with E-Rate, highlight best practices for developing technology-rich projects across your district, and review some of the technology solutions that are working in schools today.

For resources and tools to do more with your district’s E-Rate funding, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Aug 14 2018 2:00PM

A good deal of grant funding for K-12 STEM initiatives, especially from the National Science Foundation, involves fostering connections with institutions and resources outside the school itself. The goal being not just to expand students’ horizons and sense of what’s possible through STEM in the future, but also to give the entire educational community access to a broader range of instructional tools and curricula than the district would be able to provide alone.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Intel, Lenovo and Connection Public Sector Solutions as we discuss the NSF grant opportunities and technology solutions that can help you expand your district’s STEM offerings, while also building practical connections with higher education, industry, and STEM leaders around the world.

Don’t miss this chance to learn how NSF funding can bring the world of STEM home to your district’s students and teachers!

 
Jun 27 2018 2:00PM

An entire subset of federal grant programs provides millions of dollars in support of Tribal projects, and because they are more narrowly focused than most other grants, they may also be less competitive. But in order to tap into these funds for your Tribal initiatives, it’s important to know where to find them and how to structure your application to win.

This is especially true for technology-rich projects, which fit with a number of these grant programs, but only as a means of achieving the educational, healthcare, and public safety objectives of the programs.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from PCMG and Dell for a look at the landscape of Tribal-focused grants and the technology solutions they support. We’ll also discuss steps to developing an impactful technology-rich project that addresses your community’s need and objectives, as well as tips for making your proposal truly competitive.

If you're looking to get a Tribal project funded this year, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Jun 13 2018 2:00PM

The recent flurry of federal grant opportunities for K-12 STEM-advancing projects (Innovative Approaches to Literacy and Education Innovation Research, to name two that were open in May alone) have reinvigorated many districts’ plans to leverage educational technology to transform their STEM initiatives. And with the newly minted 2018 federal budget in hand, we can also plan ahead to capture other STEM-friendly grants that will be announced throughout the rest of the year.

Join Elizabeth Evans and Michael Paddock from Grants Office and special guests from DELL EMC for this fast-paced forecast of STEM-friendly grant opportunities that will be available throughout 2018. We will also be discussing strategies and tips for maximizing the available funding and developing winning STEM programs.

If you’re looking for funding to take your district’s STEM offerings to the next level, you won’t want to miss this event!

 
Apr 25 2018 2:00PM

Now that the 2018 federal budget is finalized, the workforce development funding landscape has come into clearer focus. Colleges and universities continue to play a key role in integrating emerging technologies to support progressive, deeper learning approaches to prepare students for the workforce.

We’ve assembled Grants Office’s thought leaders Elizabeth Evans, Chris LaPage, and Michael Paddock for a packed hour of program highlights, funding opportunities, and technologies you can leverage in the coming year to take your campus workforce readiness initiative to the next level.

If you're looking for funding to upgrade or expand your college or university's workforce development program in the next 2-3 years, you won't want to miss this event!

 
Apr 10 2018 2:00PM

Despite the diverse ways that members of the higher education community use university laboratory resources, students, faculty, and researchers across disciplines are encountering strikingly similar challenges in fully accessing the high-performance computing capability, specialized software, and data they need to be successful. Like so many challenges in higher ed, the technology is available and easy to implement, but for a lack of funding to pay for it.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Centralia College, Ednetics, and NetApp as we explore the landscape and application of technology-friendly grants for higher ed, from infrastructure-building opportunities to discipline-specific programs, and review tips for planning and integrating technology into your next campus project.

 
Feb 7 2018 2:00PM

The Grants.gov Workspace has finally arrived, and it's a major step forward in electronic grants administration!

Join the Grants Office team for this orientation to what's new with Workspace, including how to manage the people and documents associated with your proposal, and tips for making the most of the tools Workspace offers.

We believe this interface is going to be around for a long time, and developing a good working knowledge of the system will be time well spent. If you're planning to submit a federal grant application in the foreseeable future, you won't want to miss this event!

 
Nov 30 2017 2:00PM

Technology is playing in increasingly prominent role in literacy initiatives across the nation. While such initiatives are producing promising results, we often see those districts with the greatest literacy challenges experience the greatest struggle in paying for new technology solutions that could aid in improving student literacy. As these districts endeavor to make ends meet, literacy-supporting software and equipment take a back seat to things like curriculum development, teacher training, and classroom supplies. Fortunately, there are grants that can help these high-need districts find the funding they require to make their technology-enhanced literacy program a reality!

The Department of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grant program is expected to open this spring, and supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies and schools.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector Solutions for an in-depth look at this literacy-focused, technology-friendly grant program as well as some of the latest literacy supporting technology on the market. We’ll also discuss tips for making your proposal truly competitive. If you're looking to upgrade your district’s literacy program, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Oct 30 2017 2:00PM

Every year, nearly $50 billion dollars in grant funds are awarded by private and corporate foundations – with many of these dollars going to support education initiatives. For those who have only considered state or federal competitive grant opportunities, this means that you could be missing out on a number of relevant funding sources. Foundation funders are often less constrained in their grant making, and as a result, can be quite technology-friendly as well. Further, foundation grants are a great way for staff at schools or districts with little to no grant-seeking experience to hone their skills.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector Solutions for a fast-paced review of tips for developing proposals in response to foundation funding opportunities, in addition to some of the most popular education technologies available to districts. Whether you’re looking to fund a few devices for a single classroom or a larger education technology initiative spanning your entire district or school, this session will give you the foundation you need to find and compete for grants from a wide variety of foundation funders!

 
Aug 4 2017 12:00AM

The National Science Foundation's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST - Due September 5, 2017) and Advanced Technological Education (ATE - Due October 5, 2017) grant programs provide significant funding to projects that pair higher education institutions with K-12 (ITEST) and industry partners (ATE). Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and Grants Development Consultant Elizabeth Evans for a look at the requirements and potential benefits of these two high-profile NSF programs and the Grants Office resources that are available to help you develop a highly competitive application to one or both programs. If you're thinking about applying to ITEST or ATE this year, you won't want to miss this event!

 
Jul 20 2017 2:00PM

Data management is a growing challenge for colleges and universities across the country, and consequently, institutions of higher education are looking for ways to consolidate and organize data that is being collected and managed by researchers and instructional faculty, as well as student administration and admissions teams, public safety, and even students and community members themselves.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we discuss the grant programs that can fund a private cloud to help you manage fast-paced technology acquisition, while encouraging the community to be more creative and actually accelerate their grantseeking.

 
Feb 23 2017 2:00PM

Funding for classroom technology is a common feature of many grant awards, and the federal government alone makes over $500 billion in grants each year. But how can a school district that hasn’t done a lot of grantseeking and doesn’t have a full time (or even part time) grantwriter get started with grants to support their goals for technology and student achievement?

Join Grants Office and special guests from Microsoft and Connection Public Sector Solutions for a fast-paced introduction to educational technology funding and highlights of the innovative ways technology is empowering students and teachers, personalizing their educational experiences, and expanding their access to the world. Whether you’re looking for funding to develop technology applications for your school, work with teachers to integrate technology into their instructional practices, or access technology for your own classroom, this session will give you the foundation you need to find and compete for grants from a wide variety of funders.

 
Feb 21 2017 2:00PM

In ways we could only imagine a decade ago, technology is improving the delivery of services across state and local governments. Isolated systems can now work together, we have the capacity to capture and analyze data like never before, and information can be delivered into our hands exactly how and when we need it.

But all this advancement comes at a price, sometimes a steep one, and funding to support innovation can seem elusive. Fortunately, there are a number of federal and state grant programs that have been specifically created to support innovation in specific public sector applications, and learning about them is the first step in accessing them!

Join Grants Office CEO and special guests from NetApp for a fast-paced look at how leading communities have been able to fund innovation and the technologies that have dramatically improved outcomes across government. As a thank you for participating in this event, every government representative who registers will receive a free Grants Office Funding Opportunity Report, developed just for you with information you provide and detailing the grant opportunities that could fund your community’s plans for innovation.

 
Nov 17 2016 2:00PM

For any city or county, successfully implementing a major technology initiative demands solid strategy and effective tools to make it happen. Fortunately, your partners at Insight Public Sector and NetApp and have brought together resources and best practices to help make launching your technology project a whole lot easier.

Join a group of leaders from NetApp, Insight Public Sector, and Grants Office for an end-to-end discussion of best practices for developing, funding, procuring, and deploying your next technology project, and we’ll be using an example you may be dealing with yourself: a department-wide law enforcement body-worn camera rollout.

We’ll be discussing:

* Developing a 360-degree project plan for your technology project: how Insight Public Sector works with municipal customers like yours to develop winning project plans

* Funding your project from internal and external sources: how the NetApp Grants Support program can help you identify new sources of funding

* Procuring the technology and services when you need them and at the right price: how the US Communities Government Purchasing Alliance enables you to easily and confidently acquire everything you need at the best overall supplier government pricing

* Deploying your technology initiative with fewer snags: how Insight Public Sector and NetApp cut costs, reduce risks, and bring industry-leading experience to all levels of government

If you're looking to streamline your next technology rollout, especially if you’ve been looking into a body-worn camera initiative, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Nov 15 2016 2:00PM

Do you wish you could do more to provide technology-based learning opportunities for students through your after-school and summer programs? In fact, technology is playing an increasingly important role in keeping students connected to school resources and faculty, especially during out-of-school periods, and it’s important to maintain that connection through after school programming as well.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from Microsoft and PCMG as we pull apart the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program in several states, to better understand what technology it funds and how that funding works. We’ll also review some of the innovative technologies that are transforming the after school experience for students and keeping them connected to their schools.

 
Sep 20 2016 2:00PM

Technology is playing in increasingly prominent role in literacy initiatives across the nation, and although results are promising, districts with the greatest literacy challenges often struggle the most to pay for the hardware and software they need to move the needle on student literacy. Beyond the equipment, there is also a need to complement the technology with faculty training, curriculum development, and student orientation – all of which stretches existing resources even further.

But there are grants that can help strapped districts find the funding they need to make a technology-enhanced literacy program a reality. The Department of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need local educational agencies and schools.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from Microsoft and PCMG for an in-depth look at literacy-focused grant programs, including the IAL grants, and the technology solutions they support. We’ll also discuss steps to developing a compelling literacy initiative and tips for making your proposal truly competitive.

If you're looking to upgrade your literacy program, you won't want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!

 
Apr 26 2016 2:00PM

The world is changing fast, and K-12 schools are challenged to keep pace in preparing students for success in post-secondary education and future careers. To teach mandatory skills to students growing up in a wired world, schools must make innovative use of technology and facilitate interactive learning — anytime, anywhere.

Educational institutions are quickly discovering that the Cloud holds the key to a host of technology solutions that can accommodate the requirements of online learning, educational portals, standardized testing, BYOD, virtualization and other trends.

In this important Webcast, you'll learn from experts at NetApp - a leader in data management/storage in the public sector - how to structure your organization's cloud strategy to achieve maximum outcomes, while lowering administrative costs and ensuring cyber-security, student safety and privacy.

Plus, we bring in the leading authority on grants intelligence for the education community, Grants Office, to lay out the best game plan to maximize your opportunity to gain federal funding (from the Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Department of Labor or EPA) to support these technology initiatives.

Registration is required. Don’t let the opportunity pass for you to learn on behalf of the community you serve about the fundamentals of cloud computing and data management in the K-12 environment, along with expert guidance on tapping into available federal grants to help pay for it.

 
Mar 22 2016 12:00PM

In communities across the country, educators are looking for effective ways to develop K-12 students' technology skills and prepare them for 21st century careers. Without funding, though, a comprehensive technology program can be difficult to implement, and a piecemeal approach is less likely to produce the results that educators, parents, administrators, board members, and students are seeking.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from PCMG and Adobe for a look at the funding opportunities and technologies that can help you redefine college and career readiness. We'll also provide tips for using free educational resources to make your proposal more competitive.

If you're looking for funding to update your approach to career readiness, you won't want to miss this information-packed event!

 
Jan 26 2016 2:00PM

There are a myriad of technology solutions that can help facilitate the pilot or expansion of higher education projects – be they research driven, or focused on student support services. But did you know that these same solutions can make your initiative more attractive to funders of research and higher education programming?
Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp as we cover some tech approaches that have shown promise in higher education and university research, and tips for leveraging these technologies as part of your next project. As an added feature, we’ll also provide tips for involving the right IT team members early in the process and how to engage with them for maximum impact. Whether you’re a program manager, an application developer, a CIO, a faculty researcher, or an office of Sponsored Programs administrator, you’ll find something useful in this free Grantscast!

 
Sep 22 2015 2:00PM

From elementary literacy initiatives to college and career readiness programs, grants can enable school districts to transform the technology they use in the classroom, in the office, and even in the home. But in order to get the benefit of all this funding, you have to know where to look and how to effectively pursue the right opportunities for your community. 

Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp for a discussion of the most technology-friendly grant opportunities in K-12 and tips for bringing the right people together and developing a competitive proposal. If you’ve been considering ramping up your district’s grantseeking, especially for technology, this timely event will leave you with the tools and strategies to help you get started right away! 

 
Aug 5 2015 2:00PM

WATCH THE REPLAY HERE: Grants that can fund technology in its many forms can also fund measures to secure that technology and the data it contains, but for whatever reason, IT security is often left out of grant budgets and as a result left either to the grant recipient to pay or not integrated at all – either of which can leave the organization vulnerable to security breaches and the liability that goes along with them!

Join Grants Office and special guests from Century Link as we review strategies for building security into your organization’s grant proposals and a look at some of the most technology-friendly grant programs in government and education. We’ll also highlight VMware’s new Disaster Recovery as a Service and other solutions that can help you keep your data safe and available. 

 
Aug 4 2015 2:00PM

WATCH THE REPLAY HERE: In campuses across the country, data has become a part of everyday life for students, faculty, administrators, and researchers. And how data is stored, accessed, and presented can make a world of difference in how effectively it is used, and ultimately, on the benefit it accrues to the work the campus community is doing. 

Join Grants Office and special guests from VMware and CDW for an overview of grants that can fund campus technology and a look at the solutions that can help campuses get the most out of their data, no matter where or when it is needed. 

 
Jul 28 2015 2:00PM

Innovative approaches to advancing student achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are being funded at unprecedented levels, and not all the best funding is STEM-specific or even administered by the Department of Education! 

Join Grants Office and special guests from NetApp for a survey of the best STEM funders, including federal and state agencies and even private foundations, and a discussion of how technology can be funded as a part of these projects. 

 
Jun 23 2015 2:00PM

CLICK THE LINK TO VIEW THE RECORDING: Technology already serves a pervasive role in university research and administration, but the vast inventory of equipment that supports it is often cobbled together and itself disconnected, with standalone systems supporting the registrar, for example, and dedicated research networks supporting sponsored programs. IT directors talk about the need for a unified solution, but financial and bureaucratic obstacles can stop that conversation before it even begins. 

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we discuss the grant programs that can support campus-wide virtualization technology (think of it as a private cloud), for applications that include research, instruction, administration, security, and student connectivity. We will also review some best practices for applying cutting edge networking and storage technology to help ensure your infrastructure is able to satisfy the requirements of your campus community today and well into the future. 

 
Feb 12 2015 2:00PM

Increasingly, campus officials are seeking to employ video-based security initiatives to improve student safety and reduce crime across their campuses, and led by the Department of Justice’s Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program, a number of grantmakers are supporting their efforts. 

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp for a look at how video is making campuses safer and what funding sources universities and colleges can access to help them pay for it. We will also cover some strategies for articulating a case for campus security enhancements based on the benefits that they will provide to the institution, it students and faculty, and the wider community. 

 
Jan 15 2015 2:00PM

Virtualization is being funded on campuses across the country. However, because there is no single “virtualization” grant program, universities that wish to obtain funding for the technology are required to articulate it either as an infrastructure project or as a part of a PI-led research project and evaluate prospective funders accordingly. 

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we highlight the best funding sources for virtualization projects and discuss what they each will require in order to support them. We will also review best practices for integrating a technology like virtualization into a proposal so that it supports the objectives of the project and strengthens the case for support. 

 
Dec 18 2014 2:00PM

Even when it’s not making headlines, school safety is on the minds of administrators, teachers, School Board members, parents, and students. And although a wide range of technology-based solutions have the potential to reduce risks to student safety, accelerate emergency response times, and provide critical data to first responders arriving at the scene of an incident, funding these technologies can be a challenge.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp for comprehensive review of the grant programs that can support technology-based school safety initiatives. We will cover both formula and competitive programs at the federal and state levels, along with tips and resources to help you move your project forward.

 Everyone who registers will also receive a copy of the whitepaper, Funding School Safety Technology, full of information on the funding opportunities we discuss in the Webcast, along with helpful tips for developing a fundable school safety proposal.

 
Oct 23 2014 2:00PM

Despite the diversity that exists across the Research community, researchers across disciplines are encountering strikingly similar challenges in acquiring – as well as funding – the technology tools that will streamline their data collection and extend their analytical capacity.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from NetApp as we explore the landscape of technology-friendly research grants, from infrastructure-building opportunities to discipline-specific programs, and review tips for planning and integrating technology into your next research project.

Everyone who registers will also receive a copy of the whitepaper, Funding Technology to Empower University Research, full of information on technology-friendly funding opportunities and tips for making your technology-rich research project compelling to funders.

 
 

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