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R357. Governor, Economic Development.

Rule R357-20. Education Computing Partnerships.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R357-20-1. Authority.

(1) Utah Code Annotated 63N-12-214(4) requires the STEM Action Center in consultation with the Utah State Board of Education makes rules for the administration of the grant program and awarding of grants; and to define outcome-based measures appropriate to the type of grant awarded under this part of the Utah Code.

R357-20-2. Definitions.

(1) This rule adopts the definitions found in Utah Code Section 63N-12-201 et seq.

(2) "USBE" means Utah State Board of Education.

R357-20-3. Grant Requirements and Review Process.

(1) The STEM Action Center, in consultation with the USBE, will determine the maximum amount of the award during any application cycle.

(2) The number of awards in each grant cycle can vary.

(3) The STEM Action Center, in consultation with the USBE, shall determine applicant eligibility criteria during any application cycle and all criteria will be posted in the applications for that grant cycle.

(4) The STEM Action Center, with input from the established review committee and the USBE and in accordance with statute, will determine allowed and disallowed costs during any application period and a list of all allowable and disallowed costs will be included in the application for each grant cycle.

(5) Applicants may request funds for activities that represent a critical component of a full pathway, as long as they indicate where the activities or efforts fit into a pathway, or are envisioned to fit within a pathway.

(6) Hardware and capital infrastructure funding requests may not exceed 10% of the total budget request. Hardware and capital infrastructure shall be defined by the grant agreement received by a successful applicant.

(7) The STEM Action Center Board, with recommendations by the STEM AC staff and in consultation with the USBE, shall have final funding approval rights for all successful applicants.

(8) Eligible applicants shall include Local Education Agencies and individual schools.

(9) Fiscal agents may sub-contract with partners that are approved for funding and they shall use their organization's approved procurement procedures and policies for sub-contract awards.

(10) The type of grants (one year versus multiple years; pilot versus scale and replication) are allowed and can vary with each application cycle and clear indications of what type of grant is and are available will be provided on the STEM Action Center's website or wherever the application is made available.

(11) The competitive application process will include a Request for Grants solicitation, subsequent review and recommended selection for funding by an independent committee and final awards to be made by the STEM Action Center, in consultation with the USBE and with approval of the STEM Action Center Advisory Board. Awards will be administered by the STEM Action Center, using an established Grant Agreement process that has been approved by the State Procurement office.

(12) The review committee, with the organizational representation defined in 63N-12-214, shall consist of four K-16 education representatives (with equal representation from elementary and secondary), two higher education representatives, one USBE representative, one Talent Ready Utah representative and three industry representatives. The STEM Action Center, in consultation with USBE, shall select the representatives for the review committee.

R357-20-4. Outcome Based Measures.

(1) The measures can be quantitative and/or qualitative in nature

(2) The STEM Action Center, with input from the review committee, shall define the outcome-based measures for each application cycle and make such measures available online or in the application for each grant cycle.

(3) The STEM Action Center shall provide evaluation, monitoring and reporting support for the grants through its third party evaluation partners (Utah Valley University and the University of Utah).

KEY

STEM action center, computing partnerships, pathways

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

July 14, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

63N-12-214


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R357, please contact the promulgating agency (Governor, Economic Development). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.