A new website, GetEdFunding, offers a searchable database of available education-funding streams for education technology and curriculum programs. The site, which is updated daily, offers information about 750 active grants and awards.
Regardless of their financial situation, all schools have the same mission: to give their students the best possible education. The looming fiscal cliff in late 2012 and the erosion of traditional funding streams throughout the year forced educators to make tough decisions about how to best fulfill that mission.
Indeed, a July 2012 survey from the American Association of School Administrators found that nearly 53 percent of administrators had deferred technology purchases in order to lessen the impact that sequestration would have on federal education programs. Cuts to professional development (69 percent) and academic programs (58 percent) also were widespread.
Education Funding Search, Optimized
Finding the money to keep educational institutions moving forward recently got a little easier, however, with CDW•G‘s launch of a website that helps educators and IT leaders discover new and creative funding streams to keep curriculum, programs and technology up to date.