Grant and Funding Opportunities



March 30, 2010

TITLE: i3 Grants

Investing in Innovation Fund: grant applications are now available at This program will provide funding to support (1) Local education agencies (LEAs) and (2) nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools. The grants are aimed at programs that have a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates.

Award Information (info from web site)
Types of Award: Cooperative agreements (for Scale-up grants) and discretionary grants (for Validation grants and Development grants).
Estimated Available Funds: $643,500,000. Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, we may make additional awards in FY 2011 from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition.

Estimated Range of Awards:
· Scale-up grants: Up to $50,000,000.
· Validation grants: Up to $30,000,000.
· Development grants: Up to $5,000,000.

Estimated Average Size of Awards:
· Scale-up grants: $40,000,000.
· Validation grants: $17,500,000.
· Development grants: $3,000,000.

Estimated Number of Awards:
· Scale-up grants: Up to 5 awards.
· Validation grants: Up to 100 awards.
· Development grants: Up to 100 awards.

Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.

Project Period: 36-60 months.

SL Funding Opportunities from the National S-L Clearinghouse





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