Verizon Grant Opportunity: Verizon and PLTW Partner to Support Computer Science at Your Middle School!

A two-year, $20,000 grant opportunity, made possible by Verizon, will support the implementation of two PLTW Gateway units – App Creators and Computer Science for Innovators and Makers – at eligible middle schools for the 2018-19 school year.

Successful completion of these units helps students easily transition into PLTW high school-level computer science courses. In addition, the units serve as the middle school portion of PLTW’s complete K-12 computer science pathway.

These grants, disbursed to each school over a two-year period, will assist in offsetting startup costs associated with implementing the units.

Any middle school in the United States with a 70 percent or higher free and reduced lunch-eligible student population is encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

Grant funds may be used to help offset the following implementation expenses:

  • PLTW Gateway program Participation Fees
  • Core Training and related expenses
  • Designated equipment costs including tablets, computers, wireless connectivity, and accessories

Key dates:

  • Application window: Oct. 16-Dec. 15, 2017
  • Award notifications: February 2018

Submit your PLTW grant application here. 

Learn more about the Verizon and PLTW partnership.