More than $6 million will support world languages, physical education, digital media, and more
June 15, 2023 – The Georgia Department of Education is awarding a third series of Opportunity Grants to help districts expand options and opportunities for their students. The grants total $6,123,948 to support advanced learning; digital media and literacy; health and physical education; world languages; and mathematics, science, and social studies instruction.
“We are committed to expanding opportunities and broadening horizons for our students,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “This is a continued investment in our children, ensuring they have access to an engaging education that prepares them for life.”
Categories of Opportunity Grants awarded today include:
- Advanced Placement (AP) Teacher Mentoring: Grants of up to $2,500 per district to design and implement mentoring programs for new or novice AP teachers.
- Digital Media and Literacy: Grants of up to $2,000 per school to offer technology courses during the regular school day.
- Health and Physical Education: Grants of up to $50,000 per school to create and/or support whole child wellness initiatives specifically for outdoor equipment structures.
- Mathematics: Grants of up to $4,000 per school to acquire mathematics manipulatives and materials to support mathematics instruction.
- Science: Grants of up to $3,000 per school to acquire science consumables and/or equipment to support science instruction.
- Social Studies: Grants of up to $2,000 per school to acquire social studies consumables and/or equipment to support social studies instruction.
- World Languages: Grants of up to $10,000 per school as start-up funds to develop new Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs and up to $5,000 per school to acquire resources to
support current DLI programs.
The Opportunity Grants are made possible through federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP – ESSER).