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Funding Your SmartLab Learning Program

With ESSER and GEER funding available, many educators have found it difficult to navigate the many options, write compelling plans, and find the right solution to accelerate learning, support SEL initiatives, and engage learners with real-world, hands-on work.

Our in-house funding specialist can help you determine strategies, craft on-point messaging, and identify additional funding and grant opportunities so you can get the right SmartLab Learning solutions for your school or district.

Meet Our Funding Specialist

Jay Mooney is an invaluable resource for all your funding needs. He has more than 16 years of experience working in the educational grant space—from grant writing, to project directing, to reviewing grants for the Federal Department of Education. With his expertise, Jay can:

  • Help you identify a wide variety of technology-friendly grant programs that best match your district’s situation
  • Conduct a free, personalized Research Report
  • Provide you with free grant proposal editing services

Hear From Our Happy Clients

Dr. Teresita Inferido

“Thank you, Jay Mooney, for your knowledge and expertise in guiding me to write the NACTEP/STEM Grant for our school. Your help and extended efforts have helped us take the first step to develop a science and technology program for rural communities like Pine Hill.”

Dr. Teresita Inferido
Science Teacher, Pine Hill, NM | Ramah Navajo School Board
Susan Crago

“A unique aspect of SmartLab Learning is their support in helping schools find and write grants to fund their projects. I worked with Jay Mooney, who helped me every step of the way. He provided us with information about grants that fit my timeline and gave us timely and friendly feedback throughout the process. It was my first time writing a grant, and he made what could have been a daunting task very manageable through his support and guidance.”

Susan Crago
Curriculum and Technology Integration Coordinator, Granby Public Schools | Granby, MA
Jodi Stoddard

“Jay Mooney and SmartLab Learning were very knowledgeable and helpful as they navigated our team through the grant application process. Jay was able to share key information and provide support and guidance for getting started in an effective manner. His direction for gathering information and resources was invaluable.”

Jodi Stoddard
Middle and High School Principal, Crazy Horse School | Kadoka, SD
Becky Dukes

“Jay Mooney, and the SmartLab Learning team, spent hours during the workdays, at night, and on the weekends assisting me with writing a U.S. Department of Education EIR (Education Innovation & Research) Grant for our district. No request was too small for them to respond to during the grant writing process. We appreciate their team and plan to work with them again.”

Becky Dukes
Director of Federal and Accountability Programs, Allendale County Schools | Public | Fairfax, SC

Tips, tools, & templates to help you get funding for your SmartLab

Read along as our funding specialist walks you through:

  • Aligning a program with your initiatives
  • Identifying grant resources
  • Navigating the federal and state grants for STEM learning
  • Locating foundation and corporate giving opportunities
  • Using the top tips for applying for grants

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