Grant Opportunities for Hawaiʻi High Schools to Start NEW PLTW Programs

Learn More Details on the $15K-$45K USA Funds Grants Available ONLY for Hawaiʻi High Schools to start a 2 YR or 3 YR Pathway in Computer Science, Engineering, or Biomedical Science.  Deadline to Apply is 12/15/16.

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Join Us for Office Hours to Learn More about the USA Funds Grant Opportunities. 

Sign up TODAY:

OPTION 1: Friday, December 2 at 10:00 AM HST

Sign up for the Friday session here

OPTION 2: Monday, December 5 at 4:00 PM HST

Sign up for the Monday session here



Apply Now for Funding to Help Start a PLTW Program at your school!


The Official website includes a NEW Grant Application OPEN NOW!  Submit your Application Anytime throughout the year, and you will be notified as opportunities come available for which you are eligible!


20 New STEM Pathways in High Schools of Hawai’i

Project Lead The Way and USA Funds offers its Congratulations to twelve high schools usafundson four of the Hawaiian Islands!

Welcome to the PLTW Hawai’i Ohana!

Learn more about the results of the USA Funds PLTW Grant Competition here:


Exciting Middle School STEM Electives

verizon_kidsimageJoin this upcoming Webinar to discover how the Project Lead The Way Gateway Program offers Ten 9-week units of innovative curriculum in computer science, engineering, and biomedical sciences for Middle School.

Project Lead The Way
Middle School Gateway Program

Tuesday March 8, 2016 3:00 – 4:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time
Tuesday March 8, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 PM Samoan Time
Wednesday March 9, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Guam Time
An ONLINE GoToMeeting – Link Will Be Provided to Registered Attendees

This Interactive Webinar Will:

  • Provide an overview of PLTW Gateway Units & NEW Program Flexibility
  • Share details on how to Register for the Summer Training Opportunities
  • Provide details on the Current Verizon Grant Competition for Computer Science
  • Include an Update on the Expansion of PLTW in Hawai’i and the Pacific

PLTW Gateway Training for Middle School Teachers
in Hawai’i & the Pacific Islands
Summer 2016

In Hawai’i via UH West Oahu 

  • Design and Modeling 6/6-6/9 & 6/11* (1 Five-Day Training)
  • Automation and Robotics 6/13-6/17 (1 Five-Day Training)
  • Introduction to Computer Science 6/20-6/24 (1 Five-Day Training)

In Saipan via PLTW in partnership with the CNMI Public School System

  • Design & Modeling (DM)  6/20 – 6/24 (1 Five Day Training)
  • Automation & Robotics (AR) 6/27 – 7/1 (1 Five Day Training)

About the Project Lead The Way Gateway Programgateway

Through topics like coding and robotics, flight and space, and DNA and crime scene analysis, middle school students engage their natural curiosity and imagination in creative problem solving. PLTW Gateway is a strong foundation for further STEM learning in high school and beyond, challenging students to solve real-world challenges, such as cleaning oil spills and designing sustainable housing solutions. Learn more on the Official PLTW Website:

Note:  This Webinar is intended for interested schools and education leaders in Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands. These events are facilitated by Diana Papini Warren, Director of School Engagement for this region.

Grants for High Schools in Hawai’i

The Deadline is Feb. 15th for a new USA Funds School Grant Competition.

Is your high school interested in bringing on an innovative pathway in Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Biomedical Science?

Discover more about Project Lead The Way Curriculum and Professional Development (now offered in Hawai’i via UH West Oahu)!

usafundsLearn more about the currently open Grant Competition at the PLTW Grants Home Page or Download the RFP at the following link:
USA Funds RFP Round II . Schools can receive from $20k – $115K in funding for professional development and equipment and materials to support an implementation beginning Fall 2016.  All public, private, and charter schools in Hawai’i are eligible to apply.

For more information or assistance planning an effective implementation, contact the Director for School Engagement based here in Hawai’i:  Diana Papini Warren 808-281-3106 or


Middle School Computer Science Grant Competiton

New! 2016-17 Verizon & PLTW School Grant Competition

LIVE Online Support for USA Funds Grant Process

Virtual Grant Support Sessions:usafunds

Join us for LIVE, virtual support on your USA Funds PLTW School Grant Application.  Diana Papini Warren, Director of School Engagement, and Callie Duggins, Director of Grant Management, are facilitating these HELP sessions.  Contact Us if you need support and these times don’t fit your schedule.

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 12/1  8:00 – 9:30 AM & 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Monday 12/7  10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday 12/10  12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Register to Attend One or More Sessions Today!

Learn more about the USA Funds Grant Competition HERE.