Google Kids Initiative
The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, Google™ and New Mexico Community Trust have partnered to provide grant funding through the Google Kids Initiative to promote online safety and empower students through technology for students in the state.
Projects should increase access to technology among children in underserved areas, coupled with educating those children on how to safely use that technology to improve their quality of life. Technology can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners.
Projects are expected to utilize leading edge technology and software to improve access, education, online safety, and quality of life. Viable projects should seek to accomplish (but are not limited to) objectives such as:
1. Ensuring students have access (or increased access) to a variety of high-quality digital learning materials and resources to support their learning;
2. Utilizing a flexible but robust learning infrastructure capable of supporting new types of engagement and providing ubiquitous access to the technology tools that allow students to create, design, and explore; and
3. Strengthening and broadening access to computers and electronic content for rural communities.
Projects solely to purchase new equipment and software, or upgrade existing equipment and software, without innovation directed specifically toward improving access to technology and education for children, will not be funded.
Amount: In New Mexico, $3.8 million is available. Past recipients in New Mexico have received awards ranging from $200,000 to $500,000.
Eligibility: New Mexico government agencies, all political subdivisions (including school districts, counties, municipalities, and special districts), and registered 501c3 non-profit organizations whose activities are related to technology and education.
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