U.S.G.G. Grant Writing Workshops provide colleges & universities, K-12 schools, non profit organizations, churches, fire and police departments, emergency medical service agencies, cities and towns with practical tools and reliable resources to apply for and receive technology educational grants.
U.S. Government Grants has expertise in writing technology educational grants. Its founder and lead instructor, Beverly Santicola, has a track record of success in developing technology grants for elementary-secondary education, healthcare, science, economic development and labor-management cooperation. With an average of one million dollars in grant awards each year, Santicola has authored technology educational grants that have:
- Established community technology centers in schools.
- Increased interest and learning outcomes in science and citizenship.
- Increased learning outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics.
- Promoted labor-management cooperation.
- Encouraged economic growth.
- Advanced professional development.
- Increased access to healthcare.
- Facilitated early detection of breast cancer.
In her grant writing workshops, Santicola shares the secrets to her success and provides participants with samples of many of her award-winning technology grant proposals. In the workshops, she shares stories of unique and creative proposals that
generated over $1 million in technology educational grants. With one project that taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to build computers in less than 30 minutes, and also taught them to teach other 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students how to build computers, Santicola demonstrates how technology educational grants can increase student learning outcomes by as much as 22% in science in just two years, as well as increase learning outcomes in all core curriculum. Students receive workbooks that include a copy of the curriculum for this project and also the process flow chart that was created by the 4th grade students.
Technology educational grants can include technology training grants, curriculum grants, equipment grants, grants for hardware and software, telecommunications grants, professional development grants, and grants for qualified personnel to administer technology grant projects.
The types of organizations that award technology educational grants are as diverse as the types of projects that are funded with technology educational grants. The federal government, state, county and city governments, as well as private and corporate foundations award technology educational grants. Over the past 10 years, more than 70 high-tech technology companies have created foundations that offer technology educational grants.
One of the best sources to learn about all kinds of federal grants is www.grants.gov. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the managing partner for the Grants.gov Program, an E-Government initiative focused on improving access to government services via the Internet. There are 26 federal grant-making agencies listed on this website with hyperlinks to numerous opportunities for grants. Applications to apply for diabetes grants are often available on line.
Some of the largest foundations that provide technology educational grants are the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, SBC Foundation, Intel Foundation, the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, W. M. Keck Foundation, Merck Company Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, and the Shell Oil Company Foundation. Total giving by these foundations is more than $654 million dollars, with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation taking the lead at $277,891,647. Obviously this amount of money represents total giving for all fields of interests, not just giving for technology educational grants. In most cases, money has been set aside from corporate profits to support technology giving. The largest percentage of technology educational grants are awarded to non-profit organizations, health care agencies, colleges and universities, local government agencies, tribal institutions, and schools. For profit organizations are generally not eligible for any grants unless they are conducting research or creating jobs.