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Environmental and Spatial Technology

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) model is a dynamic, performance-based learning environment for students in grades nine through twelve, utilizing project-based service learning, integrated with advanced technological applications. The setting for this model is an interdisciplinary laboratory environment where the intellectual and problem-solving growth of students, rather than the technology, is the focus. Funds for this grant will be used to establish a consortium of up to 40 sites that follow the EAST model.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The local educational agency (LEA) must be a public school with grades nine, ten, eleven, or twelve and have a current County/District/State (CDS) code. The district superintendent must sign the grant application to indicate support for the program. The winning LEA must commit to hiring (may be existing staff) and training two teacher/facilitators. A minimum of 900 square feet of classroom space must be devoted to an EAST lab. Applicants must attend one vision-building workshop.
Other Eligibility Considerations There is a $25,000 per site cash or in-kind match requirement.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Goals 2000: Educate America Act, Title III, Section 302
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2002-03
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4040 / 8290
Total Available $9,200,000
Recipient Amount $230,000 maximum
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula No formula, based on grant amount requested, up to $230,000.

Important Dates

Date Application Available September 13, 2001
Due Date November 16, 2001
Expected Notification Date December 28, 2001

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Attend one of these mandatory vision-building workshops: Monday, September 24, 2001 at the San Diego County Office of Education || Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at the State Personnel Board (Sacramento) || Thursday, September 27, 2001 at the CSU Center (Fresno) || Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at the Los Angeles Unified School District Shatto Building.


Program Dr. Joyce Hinkson, 916-323-2241,
Fiscal George Avery, 916-323-5295,
Division Educational Data Management Division, 916-323-5715 (phone), 916-323-5110 (fax)
Last Modified: January 4, 2005
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