Program Grants


Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP)

The purpose of this funding is to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers through partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education (IHE).

For more information on the Mathematics and Science Partnerships grants, please contact:

Shelly Miedona
Elementary Mathematics Specialist
Shelly.Miedona@fldoe.org


Pasco Regional STEM School

The purpose of this funding is to develop challenging and viable career academics for high school while implementing exposure to content at the elementary level.

Statewide Science and Engineering Fair

The purpose of this funding is to improve student performance by providing opportunities for students in grades K-12 to pursue research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

For more information on the Pasco Regional STEM School and Statewide Science and Engineering Fair grants, contact:

Heidi Brennan
Elementary Science and STEM Education Program Specialist
Heidi.Brennan@fldoe.org


Florida Public Broadcasting System Public Learning Media Platform

A program focused on the licensing and customization of the Florida PBS Learning Media Platform to align with Florida Standards.

Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace

The purpose of this funding is to continue the program from fiscal year 2015-2016 for school districts in the Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PAEC), Northeast Florida Education Consortium (NEFEC), and Heartland Consortium (HEC) and school districts with 24,000 or fewer FTE students, providing digital learning tools, digital resources, the curriculum foundry, technical support and professional development originally created through the Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace.

For more information on the Florida Public Broadcasting System Public Learning Media Platform and Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace grants, contact:

April Drennan
Instructional Technologist
April.Drennan@fldoe.org


Arts for a Complete Education

The purpose of this funding is to improve quality arts education access to all of Florida’s students and to promote excellence in arts education through recognition of exemplary programs in the arts and dissemination of information about those programs.

Boys' Choir of Tallahassee

The purpose of this funding is to help support Boys' Choir of Tallahassee personnel, transportation and the cost of operations.

New World School of the Arts

The purpose of this funding is to support the New World School of the Arts (NWSA), a center of excellence for the performing and visual arts, in cooperation with the State University System, Miami-Dade Community College, and the Miami-Dade County School District, as established in 1002.35, F.S.  The priority is to follow the mission of Florida’s K-20 education system by addressing the four goals found within the State Board of Education’s Strategic Plan, through the projects listed in this Scope of work.

For more information on the Arts for a Complete Education, Boys' Choir of Tallahassee, and New World School of the Arts grants, contact:

Jennifer Infinger
Fine Arts Education Specialist
Jennifer.Infinger@fldoe.org


Academic Tourney

The purpose of this funding is to improve academic student performance by providing learning opportunities to students and/or teachers.

African American History Task Force

The purpose of this funding is to ensure that African American history is being incorporated into all areas of instruction. The primary purpose of the project is to provide funds to continue a partnership with the African American History Task force to improve student performance through student learning opportunities and teacher professional development.

Collaborative Curriculum Challenge Grant

The purpose of this funding is to enhance the advanced academic performance of students who are gifted through the innovative and imaginative redesign of instruction and collaboration to develop higher level skills through challenging activities.

Commissioner's Task Force on Holocaust Education

The purpose of this funding is to provide funding for the Holocaust Education Task Force annual meeting, subsequent meetings, curriculum development, teacher professional development and Professional Learning Institutes during the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Florida YMCA Youth in Government

The purpose of this funding is to focus on underrepresented and under-resourced communities to educate students about civic engagement, public speaking and communication skills through teacher and community member training and volunteer student mentoring of other students.

For more information on the Academic Tourney, African American History Task Force, Collaborative Curriculum Challenge Grant, Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education, and Florida YMCA Youth in Government grants, contact:

Ann Whitney
Director of Standards
Ann.Whitney@fldoe.org


Florida Holocaust Museum

The purpose of this funding is to improve student achievement by providing teaching and learning opportunities to students and teachers by supporting required instruction according to section 1003.42(2)(g), Florida Statutes. Priorities include enhancing instruction and/or providing activities to improve student performance and addressing unmet needs of students, especially those at risk.

Junior Achievement of Florida Foundation, Inc.

The purpose of this funding is to increase student achievement through supporting the teaching and learning of Financial Literacy and Economics strands of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and the character-development curriculum mandated by s. 1003.42(s) Florida Statutes.

For more information on Florida Holocaust Museum and Junior Achievement of Florida Foundation, Inc. grants, contact:

Michael DiPierro
Social Studies Specialist
Michael.Diperro@fldoe.org 


Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

The purpose of this funding is to reward schools for their successful use of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) to aid students in need of assistance to become college ready. Awards will be made to districts for disbursements to schools with students enrolled in an AVID elective class who performed in rigorous coursework during the 2015-2016 school year.

For more information on the AVID grant, contact:

Petricia Sailor
Contracts/Grants Specialist
Petricia.Sailor@fldoe.org


Statewide Online Tobacco Prevention Teacher Training Program

The purpose of this funding is to provide a statewide professional development course in tobacco prevention and intervention education through distance learning. 

For more information on the Statewide Online Tobacco Prevention Teacher Training Program, contact:

Petricia Sailor
Contracts/Grants Specialist
Petricia.Sailor@fldoe.org

Penny Taylor
Director of Healthy Schools
Penny.Taylor@fldoe.org


Florida Department of Health School-based Surveillance

The purpose of this funding is to assess school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments.

For more information on the Florida Department of Health School-based Surveillance grant, contact:

Michelle Gaines
Health Education Coordinator
Michelle.Gaines@fldoe.org


USF Healthy Schools HIV/STD Prevention Education Project

To address the promotion of adolescent health through school-based HIV/STD prevention.

For more information on the USF Healthy Schools HIV/STD Prevention Education Project, contact:

Michelle Gaines
Health Education Coordinator
Michelle.Gaines@fldoe.org

Penny Taylor
Director of Healthy Schools
Penny.Taylor@fldoe.org


Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach

The purpose of this funding is to create new ways for teachers and students of the Memorial museum to learn and synthesize the history of the Holocaust and lessons learned; to share the personal testimonies of survivors so that their individual stories remain relevant around critical lessons of the Holocaust; to facilitate thoughtful dialogue about the ethics, history, and lessons of the Holocaust among students, teachers, and the general public; to enrich the quality of life for both Florida’s youth and seniors by teens and college students with survivors to learn the history and lessons of the Holocaust and how this historic period relates to their lives today.

National Flight Academy-Outfitting of Building to Increase Capacity

The purpose of this funding is to increase the capacity for the delivery of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational programs through the use of technological components.

For more information on the Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach and National Flight Academy grants, contact:

Ashley Palelis
Computer Science Specialist
Ashley.Palelis@fldoe.org