What is the Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant?
When the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 became law in 2002, a section of the Act allocated money to each state to improve its mathematics and science education. North Carolina has been allotted approximately$4,241,593.00 for fiscal year 2013-2014 to support projects already funded and to begin new Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) grants. Please Note: A total of three years of funding is possible contingent upon the availability of additional federal funds.
The goal of these grants is to improve the mathematics and science knowledge of North Carolina students in high-need school districts by providing professional-development activities to their mathematics and science teachers. The funding available is targeted to improve mathematics and/or science instruction in elementary, middle, and high schools.
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, with grant awards ranging between $3000 and $7000 per teacher receiving at least 80 hours of professional development during the three-year period. Grants will be funded for one year and renewed annually pending satisfactory progress toward meeting established goals and continued funding from the United States Department of Education. Funds must be used to supplement, not supplant, funds that would otherwise be used for proposed activities. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is responsible for administering this program and for determiningfunding recipients.
RFP Published: September 3, 2013
Intent to Apply Due: September 30, 2013
Full Proposals Due: November 30, 2013
Submit completed proposals to:
Beverly G. Vance, Science Section Chief
Division of Curriculum and Instruction
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
301 N Wilmington Street
6352 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6352
All funding for this program is contingent upon continued funding from the federal government.
The deadline to apply for a grant is 5:00 p.m., November 30, 2013.
Submitted by Beverly Vance