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: jeff.strunk@esd112.org 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:

OSPI Digital Equity and Inclusion Grant

Funding allocations: $9.8 million dollars for fiscal year 2021/2022, and $9.8 million for fiscal year 2022/2023

Grant focus

  • 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

OSPI Contact

KC Merchant
Digital Equity & Inclusion Program Supervisor
kc.merchant@k12.wa.us

Media Literacy & Digital Citizenship Grants

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.

Grant focus

  • 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.

OSPI Contact

Lesley James
Media Literacy & Digital Citizenship Program Supervisor
lesley.james@k12.wa.us

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.

OSPI E-Rate/ECF Support Contacts

Susan Tenkhoff
E-Rate/ECF Coordinator
Susan.Tenkhoff@k12.wa.us

Ana Ketch
Federal Funding Optimization Program Specialist
Ana.ketch@k12.wa.us