PLTW Grant Opportunities – Deadlines Approaching

Deadlines are fast approaching for the following PLTW grant opportunities.  Please consider apply for these grant dollars for expansion and sustainability of your PLTW program.

Inquiries into grant eligibility or questions about the full details can be sent to


The 2016-17 Verizon-PLTW school grant opportunity is open now until March 31. Any middle school that does not currently offer PLTW Gateway’s Introduction to Computer Science (ICS) units and has a free and reduced lunch-eligible student population of 70 percent or greater is eligible to apply. Visit the Grant Opportunities page to learn more.

Given the significant interest in this opportunity, coupled with the limited number of grants available, it is expected to be a very competitive grant competition. Therefore, Verizon encourages schools to apply as soon as possible. If you have questions, please email


Bemis and Project Lead The Way are partnering again for a new competitive grant for select school districts. These grants have an application window from Feb. 22 to Mar. 30, 2016.

Please note the implementation grants available:

PLTW Gateway – $20,000 = $10,000 in year one and $10,000 in year two

PLTW Launch – $7500 = $5000 in year one and $2500 in year two


Note: To be eligible, elementary and middle schools must reside in an active PLTW district where Bemis has in the past supported a PLTW program implementation of some sort, and the school cannot currently have the PLTW program for which they are applying.  Gateway requirement is that the school must need to be ready to implement any two of the Gateway units in Fall 2016.


If a district wants to apply for several grants for multiple elementary buildings for Launch, as an example, please feel free to email explaining the situation rather than doing individual applications for more than 3-4 schools.