Funding support to implement or grow Project Lead The Way Engineering Programs in high schools and middle schools in Sedgwick and surrounding counties is available for the 2013-2014 school year.
For schools in Sedgwick County, approximately $300,000 in funding is available from a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Grant.
For schools in Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Reno, and Sumner Counties, approximately $200,000 in funding is available. Engineering schools at Kansas universities received funding from the State of Kansas to help fill the pipeline of future engineers and increase the number of engineering graduates. Wichita State University will use $200,000 of this funding in 2013-3014 to grow PLTW programs in the nine-county area surrounding Sedgwick County.
Funds may be requested for PLTW teacher training; and equipment, software, and supplies required and used in the PLTW Engineering program. A district can apply for any amount up to the total of available funds. Wichita State University’s College of Engineering serves as the Grants Coordinator for both funding sources.
Prior to requesting funding, districts must:
Submit your grant application and all supporting documents electronically to Karen Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2013. You will be notified no later than February 28, 2013 whether your application has been approved and your project funded.
You may submit your grant application at any time, however, please be aware that PLTW will announce details about new PLTW Participation Fees in the coming weeks which may affect your proposed budget.
Choose the grant application specific for your district:
If you have questions concerning PLTW, or WSU's College of Engineering, contact:
Dr. Lawrence Whitman, PLTW Kansas Affiliate Director
If you have questions concerning submittal of a PLTW grant application, contact:
Karen Reynolds, PLTW Kansas Assistant Affiliate Director