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Investing in Innovation Fund

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Innovation and Improvement Office

Deadline Date:

05/11/10

Description:

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Provides funding to support (1) local educational agencies (LEAs), and (2) nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools. The purpose of this program is to provide competitive grants to applicants with 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 (as defined in this notice), closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates. These grants will (1) allow eligible entities to expand and develop innovative practices that can serve as models of best practices, (2) allow eligible entities to work in partnership with the private sector and the philanthropic community, and (3) support eligible entities in identifying and documenting best practices that can be shared and taken to scale based on demonstrated success.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123681

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$500,000,000

Number of Grants:

100

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Entities eligible to apply for Investing in Innovation Fund grants include: (a) An LEA or (b) a partnership between a nonprofit organization and (1) one or more LEAs or (2) a consortium of schools. An eligible applicant that is a partnership applying under section 14007(a)(1)(B) of the ARRA must designate one of its official partners (as defined in this notice) to serve as the applicant in accordance with the Department’s regulations governing group applications in 34 CFR 75.127 through 75.129

Eligibility for an Eligible Applicant that Includes a Nonprofit Organization: The authorizing statute (as amended) specifies that an eligible applicant that includes a nonprofit organization is considered to have met the requirements in paragraphs (1) and (2) of the eligibility requirements for this program if the nonprofit organization has a record of significantly improving student achievement, attainment, or retention. For an eligible applicant that includes a nonprofit organization, the nonprofit organization must demonstrate that it has a record of significantly improving student achievement, attainment, or retention through its record of work with an LEA or schools.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Detailed information regarding the pre-application workshop locations and times, along with the on-line registration form, can be found on the Investing in Innovation Fund website at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/innovation/index.html.

Pre-Application Information:

i3intent@ed.gov with \"Intent to Apply\" in the e-mail subject line
Applicants that do not provide this e-mail notification may still apply for funding. This short e-mail should provide (1) the applicant organization\'s name and address, (2) the type of grant for which the applicant intends to apply, (3) the one absolute priority the applicant intends to address, and (4) all competitive preference priorities the applicant intends to address.

Contact Information:

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

i3@ed.gov
Program Msnager:
Margo Anderson
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Innovation and Improvement
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4W302
Washington, DC 20202-5900
Telephone: (202) 453-7122
Julius Cotton
ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin.
Phone 202-245-6140
julius.cotton@ed.gov
Program Msnager:
Margo Anderson
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Innovation and Improvement
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4W302
Washington, DC 20202-5900
Telephone: (202) 453-7122

CFDA Number:

84.396C

Funding or Pin Number:

ED-GRANTS-031210-003

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