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School Leadership Grant Program

School Leadership Grant Program

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The School Leadership Grant Program (SLP) is designed to assist high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) in recruiting and training principals (including assistant principals) through such activities as: Providing financial incentives to aspiring new principals. Providing stipends to principals who mentor new principals. Carrying out professional development programs in instructional leadership and management. Providing incentives that are appropriate for teachers or individuals from other fields who want to become principals and that are effective in retaining new principals.

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GrantWatch ID#: 123579

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  • Faith-based Organizations

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

LEAs; consortia of high-need LEAs; and
partnerships of high-need LEAs, nonprofit
organizations (which may be a
community- or faith-based
organization), and institutions of higher
education. Applicants must identify and
confirm in their applications that the
participating LEAs meet the definition
of high-need LEA in section 2102(3) of
the ESEA.

Pre-proposal Conference:

02/19/10 The Department will hold two pre-application meetings for prospective applicants on February 19, 2010. The first meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the second meeting (a repeat of the morning meeting) will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Education, Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202. Interested parties are invited to participate in this meeting to discuss the purpose of the SLP, invitational priorities, selection criteria, application content, submission requirements, and reporting requirements. This site is accessible by Metro on the Blue, Orange, Green, and Yellow lines at the Seventh Street and Maryland Avenue exit of the L\\\'Enfant Plaza station. Individuals interested in attending this meeting are encouraged to pre-register by e-mailing their name, organization, and contact information with the subject heading \\\"PRE-APPLICATION MEETING\\\" to There is no registration fee for attending this meeting.

Pre-Application Information:

For further information contact Beatriz Ceja, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, room 4W210, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 205-5009 or by e-mail:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Julius Cotton
ED FIND Systems Admin.
Phone 202-245-6140
Program Manager:
Beatriz Ceja
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4W210
Washington, DC 20202-5960
Telephone: (202) 205-5009 or by e-mail:

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