The Indiana Department of Education is awarding nearly 100 schools and community partners throughout the state with more than $57 million in Explore, Engage and Experience grant funding. The IDOE says the funding will support schools and local partners working to strengthen, expand and create effective career pathways.
A full list of recipients in the 2022-2023 school year can be viewed by clicking here.
“Throughout students’ 13 years in K-12, we must do everything possible to ensure students are empowered to develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue their purpose, whether that leads to employment, enrollment, or enlistment leading to service,” said Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner. “In order to do this, in elementary and middle school we must make sure students can read, are immersed in STEM, and are provided opportunities to explore and engage in a variety of careers. Then empowered by these foundational skills, students must have access to earn postsecondary credentials of value and complete high-quality work-based learning while in high school.”
3E grant funding is allocated as part of the state’s federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III plan. The IDOE says the fund was initially supposed to top out at $25 million, but due to “an overwhelming response in strong applications from across the state, the funding was expanded to more than $57 million.