Grants & State Funded Projects


African American History Task Force

The purpose of this funding is to ensure that African American history is being incorporated into all areas of instruction. The primary purpose of the project is to provide funds to continue a partnership with the African American History Task force to improve student performance through student learning opportunities and teacher professional development.

Michael DiPierro
Director of Standards
Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org

Computer Science

This funding is for teacher professional development related to certification and classroom instruction as well as for paying bonuses to qualifying teachers. Documentation related to this funding and referenced in the associated RFAs is listed below:

Justin Feller
Computer Science Program Specialist
Justin.Feller@fldoe.org

CPALMS Number One Standards

This funding is for the training of teachers in the CPALMS review system and the beginning of the review, realignment and retooling of 10,000 ELA and mathematics resources to fully align with the new ELA and mathematics standards that will be fully utilized in classrooms in 2022-23.

Katrina Figgett
Director of Innovation & Implementation
Katrina.Figgett@fldoe.org

CPALMS and Student Tutorials

This funding is for enhancement and maintenance of the CPALMS platform including support and maintenance of the floridastudents.org website, continued creation of original tutorials content and identification and review of already existing material aligned to the standards.

Katrina Figgett
Director of Innovation & Implementation
Katrina.Figgett@fldoe.org

Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program

The purpose of the Early Childhood Music Education Incentive Pilot Program is to assist selected school districts in implementing comprehensive music education programs for students in kindergarten through grade 2.

Erin O’Connor
Fine Arts Education Specialist
Erin.O’Connor@fldoe.org

Florida Debate Initiative

Funding for this program will be used to incubate speech and debate programs within schools, support existing programs, provide affordable competitions, and other initiatives to generally promote greater access to important civic education programming. 

Michael DiPierro
Director of Standards
Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org

Florida Holocaust Museum

The purpose of this funding is to improve student achievement by providing teaching and learning opportunities to students and teachers by supporting required instruction according to section 1003.42(2)(g), Florida Statutes. Priorities include enhancing instruction and/or providing activities to improve student performance and addressing unmet needs of students, especially those at risk.

Michael DiPierro
Director of Standards
Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org

Florida Instructional Materials (FLIM)

This funding is for enhancement and maintenance of the FLIM platform.

Katrina Figgett
Director of Innovation & Implementation
Katrina.Figgett@fldoe.org

Florida YMCA Youth in Government

The purpose of this funding is to focus on underrepresented and under-resourced communities to educate students about civic engagement, public speaking, and communication skills through teacher and community member training and volunteer student mentoring of other students.

Daniel Ring
BSIS Grants Manager
Daniel.Ring@fldoe.org

Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach

The purpose of this funding is to create new ways for teachers and students of the Memorial museum to learn and synthesize the history of the Holocaust and lessons learned; to share the personal testimonies of survivors so that their individual stories remain relevant around critical lessons of the Holocaust; to facilitate thoughtful dialogue about the ethics, history, and lessons of the Holocaust among students, teachers, and the general public; to enrich the quality of life for both Florida’s youth and seniors by teens and college students with survivors to learn the history and lessons of the Holocaust and how this historic period relates to their lives today.

Michael DiPierro
Director of Standards
Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org

Holocaust Education Task Force

The purpose of this funding is to provide funding for the Holocaust Education Task Force annual meeting, subsequent meetings, curriculum development, teacher professional development and Professional Learning Institutes during the current fiscal year.

Michael DiPierro
Director of Standards
Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org

National Flight Academy

The purpose of this funding is to increase the capacity for the delivery of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) educational programs through the use of technological components.

Kenneth Edwards
Instructional Technology Specialist
Kenneth.Edwards@fldoe.org

Number One Standards Teacher Professional Development

The purpose of the Number One Standards Teacher Professional Development project is to design and build professional development (PD) training modules. Training modules will target Florida's B.E.S.T. standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts. 

PJ Duncan
Director of STEAM
Patricia.Duncan@fldoe.org

Palm Beach Tobacco Prevention

The School District of Palm Beach County will assist the Office of Healthy Schools in providing a statewide professional development course in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) prevention education through distance learning.

Tamara Gibson-Alonso
Health Education Coordinator
Tamara.Gibson-Alonso@fldoe.org

Safer, Smarter Schools Lauren’s Kids

The purpose of the Safer, Smarter Schools project is to increase student’s health education skills through awareness and education related to the prevention of childhood sexual abuse, human trafficking and information regarding mental health through the development of resources and promotion of these resources to school districts and the public.

Tamara Gibson-Alonso
Health Education Coordinator
Tamara.Gibson-Alonso@fldoe.org

Statewide Science and Engineering Fair

The purpose of this funding is to improve student performance by providing opportunities for students in grades K-12 to pursue research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Jennifer Infinger
K-12 STEAM
Jennifer.Infinger@fldoe.org

UCF Community Partnership Schools

This project supports the UCF Center for Community School’s efforts to develop and support Community Partnership Schools (CPS) throughout the State of Florida based on the model developed at the Evans High School – A Community Partnership School in Orlando.

Nichole Wilder
Director of Healthy Schools
Nichole.Wilder@fldoe.org