We are happy to announce the state legislature appropriated $1,000,000 for FY20 to fund the state Gifted Education grant to support Gifted Education programs and services in your district or charter LEA.
The purpose of the Gifted Education grant is to provide LEAs with the opportunity to apply for additional funding per ARS §15.779.03 to supplement their efforts to provide Gifted Education programs and services for their identified gifted students K-12, as applicable, in alignment with approved LEA Scope and Sequences for Gifted Education Programs. Funds expended through this grant program must be used to supplement, and not supplant, monies from other sources (ARS §15.779.03(C)).
To receive these funds, your LEA (traditional school districts and charter holders) must:
- Have a current governing board and Arizona Department of Education approved Scope and Sequence for Gifted Education Programs as required by ARS §15-779.02.
- Comply with ARS §15-779.01, Arizona State Board of Education Rule R7-2-406 and serve all eligible gifted students in grades K-12, as applicable.
- Submit evidence, through assuring in your application, that teachers who have primary responsibility for teaching gifted students have obtained or are working towards obtaining the gifted education endorsement.
If your LEA has an FY20 Gifted Education Grant allocation (see link below), then your LEA is eligible to apply for these funds.
Project Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Applications Available: July 15, 2019 (https://gme.azed.gov)
Application Due Date: September 6, 2019
FY20 Gifted Education Grant Notification
FY20 Gifted Education Grant Allocations
FY20 Gifted Education Grant - Online Application Instructions