Governor Announces Innovation Fund Tiny Grant Award Winners

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Gov. Nathan Deal announced six award winners for the Innovation Fund Tiny Grant program, a competitive grant opportunity that provides funding to traditional public schools, charter schools and school districts to implement small-scale programs that directly engage students.
“The Innovation Fund Tiny Grant connects educators with additional resources to implement innovative initiatives to improve student achievement,” said Deal. “These grant proposals address critical areas in today’s educational environment and provide a foundation for educators to develop new strategies. I congratulate each of the award winners and I look forward to seeing the impact each Tiny Grant will have on the futures of students in Georgia.”
Programs funded by Tiny Grants must align with one of three priority areas: applied learning with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education, development and replication of blended learning school models, and birth-to-age-eight language and literacy development.
Grantees will evaluate the impact of the programs on student engagement and achievement and submit their findings to the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement at the end of the grant period.
The grant award winners and respective programs are listed below.
Applied Learning with a Focus on STEAM Education
Woodland Middle School
Bartow County School District
Engaging and Achieving Through Maker Lab
Statesboro High School
Bulloch County Schools
Using Virtual Reality to Teach Blueprint Reading & Design
Metter High School
Candler County School District
Metter High School Algebra I Graphic Design Logo Project
Paulding County School District
STEAM Resource and Development Innovation Lab
Birth-To-Age-Eight Language and Literacy Development
Esther Jackson Elementary School
Fulton County Schools
Project SOAR
Furlow Charter School
Sumter County Schools
Bilingual Book Project