In July of 2015 the FNSBSD was awarded $1.4 million by the Federal Department of Education through the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development for 21st Century Community Learning Centers. In July of 2016 an additional $90,000 was awarded. The primary focus of grant funded Community After School Programs are to provide extra academic support and academic enrichment for students who may be struggling with school. Each program within our school district is uniquely designed to address the individual needs of students. Programs focus on increasing academic success in the areas of reading, writing, math and science. Students help to select and design their explorations so they stay excited and interested in school. Schools with grant funded programs include: Anne Wien Elementary, Denali Elementary, Hunter Elementary, Joy Elementary, Nordale Elementary, North Pole Elementary, Ticasuk Brown Elementary, and Lathrop High School.
The Basic Training 1:1 Project, funded by a five-year grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Partnership, will provide an iPad for each first through third grade student, teacher, and instructional support staff at five local military-connected elementary schools. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District has been awarded $1.49 million to pilot this project at Anderson, Arctic Light, Crawford, Ladd, and Midnight Sun Elementary Schools.
The FNSBSD was awarded $1 million in 2017 by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) for DIPLOMAS (Developing Innovative Personalized Learning Opportunities Maximizing the Achievement of Students). DIPLOMAS will support the implementation of personalized learning and College and Career Readiness at military connected schools: Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School, North Pole Middle School, North Pole High School, Tanana Middle School, and Lathrop High School.
The FNSBSD was awarded $1.5 million in 2016 by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) with a Project 360 social emotional grant for ten local military connected schools. Project 360 serves kindergarten through 12th grade students, teachers, and families at Anderson, Midnight Sun, Crawford, North Pole, Salcha, and Ticasuk Brown Elementary Schools, the Fairbanks BEST Homeschool, Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School, North Pole Middle School, and North Pole High School.
DoDEA Step Up To STEM
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District was awarded $1,000,000 in grant funding from the Department of Defense Educational Activities (DoDEA) to increase support for students of military families through 2023. Funds will be used to expand Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) learning at Arctic Light Elementary, Ladd Elementary, and Tanana Middle School. Step Up To Stem will develop innovative STEM learning models for students. STEMtastic club coordinators at each school will support student STEM learning before, during, or after school hours with activities like hosting guest STEM speakers, coordinating virtual reality STEM field trips, offering STEM summer academies, and establishing STEMtastic clubs and Alaskan-themed makerspaces through the development of local STEM partnerships with businesses, nonprofit agencies, military units, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The Education of Migratory Children Competitive Grant is a year long $80,000 grant funded in 2017 by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development to serve migrant eligible students at the secondary school level. The district will utilize funds to hire 1 1.0 FTE Migrant Tutor at the secondary school level and contract with social service providers to target the state’s goal area of High School Graduation.
Beginning July of 2016, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District was awarded grant funding from the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development to engage in partnerships and encourage community based collaboration in support of early learning environments in Fairbanks.
Grants and Partnerships Contacts
Assistant Director of Grants and Partnerships
(907) 452-2000 x11225
Grants and Partnerships Specialist
(907) 452-2000 x11257
Business Partnership Development Intern
Grants and Partnerships
2nd Floor, Suite B, Admin Center
520 5th Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Fax: (907) 328-0899