Nov 22, 2021

TDOE Awards Over $800K for Middle School STEM, CTE Career Exploration Start-Up & Expansion, and High School School-Based Enterprise Grants 

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Nashville, TN— Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced over $800,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 38 districts for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, middle school career and technical education (CTE), and High School School-Based Enterprise (SBE) projects.    

Funding is provided through Governor Lee’s Future Workforce Initiative, which is aimed at increasing access to CTE, STEM, and Work-Based Learning (WBL) in the classroom. For the past two years, the department awarded start-up funding for middle school STEM and CTE programs. This year, in addition to start-up grants, schools that previously received funding were eligible to apply for expansion STEM and CTE grants, while high schools had the opportunity to qualify for SBE funding to increase enrollment in WBL courses.