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State Rep. Kelly Keisling Announces Grants for Schools in House District 38


State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) is pleased to announce that grant funding has been awarded to school districts in House District 38 for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, middle school career and technical education (CTE), and high school school-based enterprise projects.   


Funding is provided through the Future Workforce Initiative, which boosts access to CTE, STEM, and Work-Based Learning (WBL) in the classroom. For the past two years, the Tennessee Department of Education awarded start-up and expansion funding for middle school STEM and CTE programs and included a high school opportunity to qualify for school-based enterprise funding to increase enrollment in WBL courses.


The following districts have been awarded grant funding:


  • Middle School STEM Start-Up & Expansion Grants

- Fentress Middle School: $10,000

- Macon County Junior High: $10,000

- Red Boiling Springs Elementary: $10,000


  • Middle School CTE Start-Up & Expansion Grants

- Fentress Schools: $10,000

  • High School School-Based Enterprise Start-Up Grants

- Red Boiling Springs High School: $20,000


Districts were allowed to apply for all three grants this year. In their applications, grant recipients demonstrated the ability to align courses from middle school to high school, provide meaningful career guidance and advisement, and expand upon employer partnerships to create pathways for students. 


For more information about the Middle School STEM Start-Up Grants, CTE Career Exploration Grants, or High School School-Based Enterprise Grants, visit the department’s website.

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