Posted by: Francis Koster Published: November 30, 2023

NC Digital Learning Initiative Impact Grant (Exp. March 4, 2024)

The North Carolina Digital Learning Plan recommends the provision of grants to support the development and dissemination of local innovative digital learning models. The goal is to have effective digital learning practices spread across all North Carolina K-12 public schools.

As the landscape of education continues to change across the state, the competitive Digital Learning Initiative Grants will support Public School Units (PSUs) as they address challenges, harness opportunities, and leverage resources for digital-age teaching and learning. The intention of these grants is to identify innovation across the state that models digital leadership, supports NC educators in their professional growth, and creates opportunities for student centered learning.

Program Priorities

The Digital Learning Initiative Grants prioritize NC Digital Learning Competencies and Digital Learning Standards for Students through the use of:

  • Blended Learning 
  • Innovative Digital Teaching and Learning
  • Coaching
  • Data Informed Instructional Practices
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Personalized Learning

Estimated Number of Awards: up to 4 grants

Estimated Size of Awards: up to $95,000 a year for 3 years for traditional school districts; up to $30,000 a year for 3 years for charter/lab/regional schools.

Project Period:  three-year grants beginning in the 2024-2025 school year and ending at the conclusion of the 2026-2027 school year.


All North Carolina Public School Units (PSUs) are eligible to apply for the Digital Learning Initiative Grants. Public School Units is an all inclusive term, which includes traditional public school districts, charter schools, lab schools, and regional schools.

Closing Date and Time:  March 4, 2024, at 5 P.M.

For further information, please review the 2024- 2025 DLI Impact Grant RFP.

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