A.R.S. § 15-249.12 established the Computer Science Professional Development Program Fund consisting of monies appropriated by the state legislature, in addition to grants, gift, devices, and donations from any public or private sources. Monies in the fund are continuously appropriated and are exempt from the provisions relating to lapsing of appropriations. Participation in the Computer Science Professional Development Program is limited to the following:
Public Schools that offer instruction in grades 9 through 12 AND Public Schools that do not currently provide high school computer science instruction. The grant application shall prioritize awards to eligible public schools that have at least sixty percent of students enrolled who are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches under the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Acts and are Rural schools as defined in section 15-249.13.*
Applications for the Computer Science Professional Development Program will be evaluated as they are submitted on a bi-monthly basis. Applications will be reviewed and participants will be contacted if they need to resubmit the application or if all of the requirements have been met. This program will continue until all grant funds have been awarded. Applications are accepted, reviewed, and approved on a first come, first-served basis. Public schools that participate in the Computer Science Professional Development Program are required to submit an Annual Report by June 30. Each school has two full years to expend the grant funds. The Annual Report will include details related to the following:
The outcomes/goals achieved under the program
How funds were expended under the program
A full report will be posted in Grant Management no later than June 1 of each year for each school to complete.
*This does not preclude schools from applying for this grant program who do not have sixty percent of students enrolled in free and reduced-price lunches under the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Acts and are Rural schools as defined in section 15-249.13.
CONTACT INFORMATION For questions or inquiries regarding the program please contact Sarah Sleasman.