Our submission deadline for the 2022-2023 school year was Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
Check back in early 2024 for the next application!
The IDA Rocky Mountain Branch provides Assistive Technology* grants to schools! Grants will be awarded to accredited Colorado and Wyoming K-12 educational institutions for assistive technology (and related services and teacher training) for students with dyslexia, language, and literacy challenges. Grants must be used for educational purposes and fall within the aim of the grant as a pilot project for one year.
The aim of the IDA-RMB AT Grant is to provide funds for K-12 institutions to pilot assistive technology programs for their dyslexic population for one year.
Although the grant is offered yearly, it can not be awarded to the same program two years in a row. Our hope is that the successes shown by the pilot will give schools the data needed to secure more permanent funding.
* The legal definition of assistive technology includes both assistive technology devices and services. An assistive technology device is any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of [individuals] with disabilities. [34 CFR 300.5] An assistive technology service means any service that directly assists [an individual] with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device including training. [34CFR 300.6]
The submission deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Grants are typically awarded during the early summer, with implementation for the following school year. Awards are often between $1000-$2500. Matching funds from PTO, PTA, or other school community groups are always welcome to help satisfy the total of your grant request.
CHECK OUT OUR SIMPLIFIED GRANT APPLICATION AND RUBRIC!
TO APPLY BY FEBRUARY 28, 2023:
Clicking on the links will download our application and scoring rubric to your computer. Once completed, please email the application (preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org or return by post to:
740 Yale Road
Boulder, CO 80305
|IDA-RMB 2022 AT Grant Application||IDA-RMB 2022 AT Grant Rubric|
A letter of grant acceptance must be signed by the applicant upon approval of the grant. Institutions receiving grants must return the Grant Evaluation Response Report included with the award by the next year’s due date.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The IDA-RMB Assistive Technology Grant Committee