Grant Programs

Planning Grant Program

Overview

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is releasing a competitive planning grant for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 to support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in their planning for Competency-Based Education. 

Fiscal Year 2024

Grant Application Cohort E
Award Window

July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

Cohort E PCBL Planning Grant Application (FY 2023 Application - FY 2024 Award)
Google Docs

Note: Create a copy of this document and rename appropriately for your LEA before starting your work on this application.

Fiscal Year 2020

Grants Awarded (Cohort A)

American Academy of Innovation
Davis School District
Duchesne School District
Iron County School District
Juab School District
Logan City School District
Murray District

Fiscal Year 2021

Grants Awarded (Cohort B)

Alpine School District
City Academy
Ogden City School District
Spectrum Academy
Washington County School District
Weber School District

Fiscal Year 2022

Grants Awarded (Cohort C)

Canyons School District
Freedom Preparatory Academy
Granite School District
Jordan School District
North Sanpete School District
Walden School

Grant Technical Support

Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC)

Susie Bell
bell@mastery.org

Ben Rein
rein@mastery.org

The New Teacher Project (TNTP)

Jim Larson
jim.larson@tntp.org

Blair Rush
blair.rush@tntp.org

Implementation Grant Program

Overview

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is releasing a competitive Implementation grant for Fiscal Years 2023-2024 to support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in their Implementation of Competency-Based Education.

Fiscal Year 2023-2024

Grant Application Cohort C
Award Window

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024

Utah State Board of Education Application for PCBL Implementation Grant Implementation Grant - Cohort C July 1 2022 - June 30 2024
Google Docs

Required Zoom Webinar
March 7-8, 2022

Cohort C PCBL Implementation Grant Webinar
YouTube

Fiscal Year 2021

Grants Awarded (Cohort A)

American Academy of Innovation
Davis School District
Duchesne School District
Iron County School District
Juab School District
Murray School District

Fiscal Year 2022

Grants Awarded (Cohort B)

City Academy
Ogden City School District
Spectrum Academy
Washington County School District
Weber School District

 

Grant Technical Support

Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC)

Susie Bell
bell@mastery.org

Ben Rein
rein@mastery.org

Expansion Grant

Overview

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is releasing a competitive Expansion grant for Fiscal Years 2023-2024 to support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in their Implementation of Personalized, Competency-Based Education.

Fiscal Years 2023-2024

Grant Application Cohort A
Award Window

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024

Utah State Board of Education Application for PCBL Expansion Grant Cohort A July 1 2022 - June 30 2024
Google Docs

Required Zoom Webinar
March 24, 2022

2022 PCBL Expansion Grant Webinar
YouTube

Archived Grants

Exploratory Grant Program

Overview

The Utah State Board of Education partnered with national experts and Local Education Agency (LEA) leaders to explore Competency-Based Education during the 2017-2018 school year. The exploration included a state workshop to build foundational knowledge, as well as site visits to national competency-based learning implementation sites. The visits yielded the Utah Competency-Based Education Framework, set the foundation for the grant program, and set the stage for Utah’s pivot toward Personalized, Competency-Based Learning (PCBL).

Competency-based Learning
Google Docs

Resources

Learning Framework
LEAP Innovations

Utah State Board of Education Effective Teaching and Leadership Standards
Educator Effectiveness

ExcelinEd

Policy, Pilots, and the Path to Competency-Based Education: A National Landscape

Policy, Pilots, and the Path to Competency-Based Education: A Tale of Three States

KnowledgeWorks

District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning

How Ready is Your District for Personalized Learning? Answer 4 Questions to Find Out

The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out

YouTube

Building a Foundation for Personalized Learning

Competency-Based Education: Engaging Students and Personalizing Learning

Competency Education and Personalized Learning

Workshop
Google Docs

Competency-based Learning 101

Competency-Based Education (CBE) Background Reads

CBE Site Visit Observation and Team Reflection Form

School Selection: Preparing for School Visits

Utah CBE School Site Visits Cheat Sheet

Utah CBE Site Visit Notes

Education Elements

Communications Planning for Innovation in Education: How to Communicate About Your Blended and Personalized Learning Initiatives

Grant Technical Support
Education Elements

Amy Jenkins
amy@edelements.com

Mike Wolking
mike@edelements.com

Monica Shah
monica@edelements.com

ExcelinEd

Sarah Bishop-Root
sarahb@excelined.org

KnowledgeWorks

Karla Phillips
phillipsk@knowledgeworks.org

Virgel Hammonds
virgel:hammondsv@knowledgeworks.org

Contact

Michael Hakkarinen
Educational Specialist
Digital Teaching and Learning (DTL)/PCBL
Phone: (801) 538-7959 | E-mail