Grants from the One8 Foundation


Project Lead The Way (PLTW) provides the nation’s leading K-12 engineering, computer science and biomedical science courses using applied learning so students learn by solving real world problems.

Learn more about PLTW here.

Start or expand your school’s PLTW program with grants from the One8 Foundation and the State of Massachusetts. Grants cover teacher training, durable equipment, and technology.


  • Open to all public schools (K-12) in Massachusetts
  • Competitive preference for schools with significant number of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Competitive preference for high schools applying for Biomedical Science and/or Computer Science
  • Competitive preference for districts building out multi-school pathways (e.g., 6-12 or K-12)


2020-2021 Application and Timeline:

Applications follow a two step process, with invitations to submit Part 2 sent out based on Part 1 submission. Given the uncertainty of the school year, we will accept applications on a rolling basis as listed below:

  • Priority Wave

    Part 1 due: Dec. 11, 2020

    Part 2 due: Jan. 15, 2021

    Notifications: Feb. 5, 2021

  • Wave 2

    Part 1 due: Jan. 8, 2021

    Part 2 due: Feb. 12, 2021

    Notified: Mar. 5, 2021

  • Wave 3

    Part 1 due: Mar. 12, 2021

    Part 2 due: Apr. 16, 2021

    Notified: May 7, 2021

  • Wave 4

    Part 1 due: Apr. 26, 2021

    Part 2 due: May 14, 2021

    Notifications:  June 4, 2021

Applications are available on the PLTW website

ST Math is an engaging, highly effective visual, conceptual math program based on neuroscience of how the brain learns. The program is aligned to K-5 standards and delivers results for ALL students. STMath builds conceptual math understanding, a love of math and confidence in math ability at early ages.

Learn more about ST Math here.

Schools awarded a grant become members of the ST Math Massachusetts Program. Members of the Massachusetts Program receive funding to offset program adoption costs, advanced teacher training to support implementation, and access to yearly events such as learning symposiums. Over 100 schools across the state currently participate in the Massachusetts ST Math Cohort.


  • Open to all public elementary schools in Massachusetts
  • A plan for full school adoption

2020-2021 Application and Timeline:

  • Applications for the 2021-22 school year will be accepted from October 2020 through February 2021
    • October 7, 2020: ST Math Grant Site Opens
    • November 2020 – January 2021: ST Math Grant Info Sessions
    • February 12, 2021: Grant App Part 1 Due
    • February 22, 2021: Part 2 Notification/Invitation Sent
    • March 26, 2021: Grant App Part 2 Due
    • April 9, 2021: Final Award Notification

Learn more and apply on the Massachusetts ST Math website


OpenSciEd (OSE) is a high-quality, NGSS-aligned, applied science curriculum for grades 6-8, that uses phenomenon-based instruction.

Learn more about OpenSciEd here.

Schools awarded a grant become members of the OpenSciEd Massachusetts Program. Members of the Massachusetts Program receive funding to offset training and durable equipment costs, implementation support, priority access to in-state OSE training, as well as additional professional learning resources & student programming.


  • Open to all public schools in Massachusetts that have students in grades 6, 7, and/or 8
  • Schools must be in districts with at least 15% of students designated as economically disadvantaged
  • A three-year implementation plan that leads to whole school participation and full OSE curriculum adoption
  • Competitive preference for teams that demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to OSE’s instructional approach 

2020-2021 Application and Timeline:

  • January – February, 2021:  OSE Grant Information and Office Hour Sessions (learn more & register here)
  • February 12, 2021: Grant Application Due
  • February 25/26 & March 1/2, 2021: School Interviews
  • March 22, 2021: Award Notification
  • April 14, 2021: Cohort Kick-Off Convening
  • Summer 2021: Teacher Training (exact dates TBD, hold June 21-25 & August 16-20)

Learn more and apply on our OpenSciEd Massachusetts page

PBLWorks (formerly The Buck Institute for Education) builds capacity of educators to design and facilitate high-quality K-12 project based learning across all grades and disciplines.

Learn more about PBLWorks here.

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