Procurement and Fiscal Resource Planning
The AESD/OSPI EdTech team is collaborating to provide our school districts with procurement and fiscal resource planning support and professional learning opportunities. Please see the current options provided below and check back regularly to view additional resources.
Statewide Technology Procurement Support
Technology Procurement involves providing school districts technical assistance with purchasing and leasing of learning devices and peripheral devices, learning management systems, cybersecurity protection, student data privacy, device insurance, and other technology-related goods and services. For more information on free, statewide technology procurement for your school district, please contact Jeff Strunk, WA K12 Purchasing Lead housed at ESD 112, phone: 360-949-1989, e-mail: email@example.com and visit our ESD 112 procurement resources website to learn more.
State and Federal Funding for EdTech, Internet, and Technology
Your Regional ESD EdTech contacts are here to help with your grant writing and implementation needs. You are invited to apply for the HB 1365 OSPI grants:
Funding allocations: $9.8 million dollars for fiscal year 2021/2022, and $9.8 million for fiscal year 2022/2023
- Support digital learning environments
- Grow and support 1:1 device programs
- Provide access to training in inclusionary practices
- Support English Language Learners and Special Education with adaptive technologies
- Support students in accessing high-quality learning environments without physical limitations
- Provide sustainability by creating frameworks, allowing for more staffing and professional development for equity and inclusionary practices
Digital Equity & Inclusion Program Supervisor
Funding allocation: $60,000 for fiscal year 2021-22 and $60,000 for fiscal year 2022-23. Planning grants are available for the remainder of FY 2021-22 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Integration of Media Literacy, Digital Citizenship, or Synthetic Media (aka deepfakes) into classes by adapting curriculum and sharing best practices with a Professional Learning Community.
- Grant funds can be used to convene stakeholders, identify needs, and review curriculum options in order to apply for a project grant that would be implemented FY 2022-23.
Media Literacy & Digital Citizenship Program Supervisor
Additional Procurement and Fiscal Resource Supports
OSPI School Technology Supports website
Providing information about the K20 Network, Emergency Connectivity Funds, and E-rate.
Washington State Department of Commerce Broadband office
Has a mission to enrich the lives of all Washington state residents and businesses by ensuring they have access to affordable, reliable, redundant and scalable/future proof broadband technologies ensuring the economic viability of both urban and rural Washington state today and into the future. Their contact information can be found here.