Innovation In Education - Orange County




Since 2014, Cox Communications has awarded more than $150,000 in grants to 34 Orange County schools to help fund innovative programs for students in grades K-12. The program invites teachers and educators who work directly with students at least 75% of the time at eligible schools to submit a grant application for innovative classroom projects. 

Innovation in Education grants are open to K-12 public schools, within the Cox South Orange County service area,* for projects that provide creative, technology-based curriculum and enhance the traditional classroom experience by supporting one of the following areas:

  • Skills Based Learning - Develops specific skills and behaviors based on real-life scenarios

  • STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Mathematics

  • Digital Literacy - Develop skills necessary to navigate today's online environment

  • Cyber Citizenship (Internet Safety/Cyber-Bullying) - Education that encourages safe and healthy online behavior


Applications should include the tag phrase “InnovationOC.”


Verify your school is eligible to apply here

The following are are not eligible:

  • Large scale equipment, i.e. Computer Lab

  • Teacher development and /or substitute days

  • Student/Teacher conferences

  • Professional development

NEW THIS YEAR: Teachers and educators can apply by submitting their project application to To get started, please visit to register and complete your project next steps. Each project application must include the following information:

  • School Name and Grade

  • A write up of the project that addresses the following:

    • Project Description

    • Area of Impact: Competency-based learning, STEAM learning, Digital Literacy, or Cyber Citizenship

    • Clearly demonstrates how it will impact school and students

    • Specifies any specific program that would be implemented through this grant

    • Clearly explains the use of project resources

  • Applications should include the tag phrase “InnovationOC”

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