Florida Literacy Coalition is awarding up to 10 in-kind technology software grants to community-based literacy organizations and small school district/college adult education programs for the acquisition of software/subscriptions. The intent is to help providers improve student-centered practices in teaching digital literacy and offering distance and blended learning instruction. 

All awardees will also receive a program subscription to NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment.

What Can be Purchased?

Programs can request the purchase of online software (up to $3,000) that will aid in your distance education efforts.  Below are some examples of what can be acquired:
  • All-inclusive programs such as Burlington English, Aztec and Reading Horizons,
  • Digital teaching materials like News for You subscriptions,
  • Instructional apps like Learning Upgrade,
  • Distance learning engagement tools such as Wakelet, Kahoot and Quizlet,
  • Zoom or other virtual meeting platform subscriptions,
  • LMS programs such as Edmodo or Schoology,
  • Communication subscriptions like remind.
Subscriptions must be limited to no more than 1 year, assuming that an annual discount applies.  Feel free to think outside of the box. We are open to different types of software. If you are unsure if specific software can be used, just ask!

How to Apply

Complete the application form below and attach a 1 page (12-pt font, single-spaced) document with the following information:
  • Description of your organization/program.
  • What software you would like to acquire.
  • A description how your organization plans to use the software.
Please note that FLC will purchase the software and make these resources available to participating programs.

Eligible Applicants: Florida-based nonprofit literacy organizations, library-based programs or small school district/college programs that serve fewer than 400 adults a year.  Eligible programs must offer ongoing adult ABE/literacy, ESOL, and/or family literacy instruction.  

Deadline and Selection Process: Submit your request by February 10, 2021. Applicants will be notified soon thereafter. 

Grant Expectations: Participants will meet (remotely) twice during the project year to discuss their progress and share resources. These sessions will include two presentations on targeted technology and practices. Recipient programs will be required to submit a brief (1-2 page) project report by June 30, 2021 summarizing what they did, how many students were served and what they learned.

Special thanks to the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education
for making this initiative possible. 

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