The Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to offer 2020-2021 equipment and materials grants for Advanced Placement (AP) courses. A grant may be requested for any College Board-approved Advanced Placement course being taught at a high school that has not recently received a grant for the course. Priority will be given to new AP courses that have not previously been offered at the school and any remaining funds will be distributed based on the order in which applications are received. Grant awards will be a maximum of $1,000 each. For the purpose of this funding opportunity, materials are defined as instructional items (books, manipulatives, etc.), and equipment as any necessary device (graphing calculators, etc.) directly related to the curriculum of the College Board Advanced Placement course.
The online grant application is available at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgktgqsRS88oSgL3bqFGzQ1Mp-Gz_JSt9btwZa__FVSZ7DUw/viewform?usp=sf_link.
Applications must be submitted no later than December 11, 2020. If a school is submitting more than one application (no more than three per high school), applications should be ranked according to priority for funding. Applicants will be notified of their application status by January 20, 2021. If approved, purchases should be completed as soon as possible to ensure students receive maximum benefit from the materials. All proof of purchases must be received no later than March 5, 2021. If documentation of purchases is not received by the deadline, grant funds will not be awarded.