Alternative Route to Teaching Block Grant
The Alternative Route to Teaching Block Grant (ARBG) provides funding for preparation programs, districts, and candidate scholarships to support alternative route programs engaging “grow your own” teacher strategies to address district need. See below for information on the current round of the Alternative Route Block Grant (ARBG), such as the grant timeline, informational videos, and application materials. Additionally, links to archived materials from past rounds of the grant can be there.
Paraeducator Pilot Program
The Paraeducator Pilot Program will distribute grants to a diverse set of school districts that volunteer to pilot the state paraeducator standards of practice, the paraeducator certificates, and the courses developed by the Board. At the close of the pilot program, recommendations for the successful implementation of the standards and certificates will be submitted to legislature.
Pipeline for Paraeducator Conditional Loan Scholarship
The Pipeline for Paraeducator Conditional Loan Scholarship Program (Parapipeline Program) provides financial support to classified instructional staff, with at least three years of classroom experience, to pursue their Associate of Arts (AA) degree in order to qualify, enroll in, and complete a two-year Alternative Route 1 program at a participating university to obtain a residency teaching certificate.