Education Readiness Grants help Indiana secondary schools prepare students for careers in the fast-growing technology industry. Awarded grants enable school corporations and/or individual school sites to implement Information Technology programs that are defining the future of digital innovation.
By aligning curricula and experiential learning, students will be ready to meet the needs of Indiana’s technology sector.
TechPoint works with the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet’s Office of Career and Technical Education and Conexus to provide Education Readiness Grants. Awarded schools may receive funding to purchase hardware and/or software that create foundational exposure to the cybersecurity and software development technology being adopted today.
Grant recipients will be Indiana secondary schools who demonstrate a direct connection with the local technology sector and graduate job-ready students with experience and credentials that apply to local employers.
Education Readiness Grants complement Indiana’s Next Level Programs of Study – Indiana’s redesign of secondary career and technical education courses made up of 66 programs of study launched in the 2022-2023 school year. Schools interested in offering the Cybersecurity and Software Development programs of study will be able to use funds from Education Readiness Grants to assist with implementation.
Grant applications are reviewed by an advisory committee. The committee is made up of post-secondary, industry and state leadership partners who represent various industry sectors, technology competencies and geographic diversity. Applications are expected to open in January 2024. See FAQs from the 2023 application here.
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