USDE Publishes the Final Requirements for i3 Grants

 

On March 8, 2010 the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) published its final priorities, requirements, definitions and selection criteria for awarding grants from the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund.  The Investing in Innovation grant program, also called i3, was established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to provide federal funding to support local education agencies (LEA) and nonprofit organizations in partnership with one or more LEAs or a consortium of schools to expand innovative practices.  Applicants must demonstrate a record of improving student achievement or growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing drop-out rates, increasing high school graduation rates or increasing college enrollment and completion rates.  Under the i3 program USDE plans to award three types of competitive grants:  “Scale-up,” “Validation,” and “Development.”  For more details about the i3 program, please use the link below.


http://www.federalregister.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2010-05147_PI.pdf

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