Grants & Initiatives

Current Grant Opportunities

This page provides a list of all current grant opportunities available through GOSA.

Connections for Classrooms

Connections for Classrooms is a grant program joining multiple state agencies around the common goal of ensuring Georgia schools and classrooms have the high-speed broadband access required for digital and blended learning. It is investing more than $80 million in state funds to build out network infrastructure in Georgia districts and state charter schools.

Demographics Do Not Equal Destiny

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), in conjunction with Georgia Public Broadcasting, is committed to providing actionable tools and resources to assist educators, families, and community stakeholders in advancing student academic achievement throughout the state.

Early Language and Literacy Mini-Grant Program

The Early Language and Literacy Mini-Grant Program aims to invest in community partnerships to support efforts to improve the early language and literacy development of Georgia’s young children. The Early Language and Literacy Mini-Grant Program is a joint effort between GOSA and the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College to support collaborative partnerships in projects targeting birth to age eight language and literacy development needs. 

Governor's School Leadership Academy

The Governor’s School Leadership Academy (GSLA) provides high-quality, selective, statewide leadership preparation and support designed to develop high-capacity school leaders across Georgia. In partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Chief Turnaround Office, the GSLA will help ensure that every Georgia school is led by a transformational leader capable of maximizing student achievement. 

Graduates Ready to Attain Success in Postsecondary (GRASP) Program

The Graduates Ready to Attain Success in Postsecondary (GRASP) Program Grant aims to support selected Georgia high schools as they work to increase student success in achieving high school graduation, completing postsecondary programs, and productively participating in the workforce. 

Innovation Fund

The Georgia Innovation Fund is committed to dramatically advancing student academic achievement throughout Georgia. It began as a $19.4 million fund under Georgia’s Race to the Top plan.  During Race to the Top, the Innovation Fund provided 23 grants to programs focused on providing applied learning opportunities, creating teacher and leader induction programs, growing the teacher and leader pipeline, or developing or expanding charter schools. 

Innovation in Teaching Competition

The Innovation in Teaching Competition began as part of Georgia’s Race to the Top plan to create and support highly-effective teachers.  The competition has two main goals.  First, to recognize and reward educators from across our state who are using innovative strategies in teaching the CCGPS.  And second, to make videos of the winning teachers, along with their unit plans and supplementary materials, available to all Georgia educators.

Project Lead the Way

GOSA manages the contract that funds K-12 schools that are located in rural RESA areas to participate in national Project Lead The Way’s STEM programs.  These programs provide K-12 pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical sciences along with in-depth teacher professional development.   This contract allows students and educators opportunities to engage in a high-quality STEM-based curriculum.  

Real Teachers, Real Voices

The Real Teachers, Real Voices campaign highlights exceptional educators around the state through video. The initiative stems from feedback from Deal's Teacher Advisory Committee. 

RESA Growing Readers Program

The Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) Growing Readers Program (GRP) is a K-3 literacy professional learning grant administered through GOSA. The program aims to provide consistent and high-quality professional learning to teachers on effective reading instruction to help more children read at grade level by the end of third grade. The GRP is part of GOSA’s goal to invest in universal RESA initiatives that ensure all regions in Georgia are receiving access to high-quality, replicable professional learning in reading instruction. 

Technology Tools for Teachers

Technology Tools for Teachers is a grant program that provides funds to selected school systems to implement a professional learning experience which leverages the use of instructional technology tools to increase student engagement, growth, and achievement. Educators will be provided with instructional technology tools and ongoing professional learning for two and one-half school years.


GOSA has developed the Words2Reading website, a web tool with curated resources for families, caregivers, and teachers to help develop and sharpen early childhood language and literacy skills.