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Improving Student Achievement in Low-Performing Schools

Grants to Connecticut Educational Agencies to Increase
Academic Success in Poorly Performing Schools

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Connecticut State Department of Education

Deadline Date:

04/10/15 4:00 PM EST


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Grants to local Connecticut educational agencies on behalf of their district's poorly performing schools that are interested in improving student achievement. Funds will be provided for schools that have specific goals and plans to transform their school's educational standing. LEAs must apply separately for each school in their district for which they are requesting funding.

Funding requests must support at least one of the following objectives:

1. Talent: Employ systems and strategies to recruit, hire, develop, evaluate, and retain excellent school leaders, teachers, and support staff.

2. Academics: Design and implement a rigorous, aligned, and engaging academic program that allows all students to achieve at high levels.

3. Culture and Climate: Foster a positive learning environment that supports high-quality teaching and learning and engages families and the community as partners in the educational process.

4. Operations: Create systems and processes that promote organizational efficiency and effectiveness, including through the use of time and financial resources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152387

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $200,000 per school.

Term of Contract:

May 15, 2015 – September 30, 2016.

Grant recipients will automatically be considered for a second year of funding, contingent upon available funds, implementation effectiveness, and 2015-16 results.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- LEAs on behalf of their Turnaround and/or Focus school(s). An LEA must submit a separate application for each school the district would like to have considered for competitive 1003(a) funds.

Please visit the CSDE’s website for a list of eligible Turnaround and Focus schools.

Review schools are not eligible to submit an application.

Schools that applied for and received 1003(a) funds during the 2014-15 school year will automatically be considered for a second year of funding during 2015-16.

Pending a successful review of school data during Quarter 3 Alliance District monitoring meetings, 2014-15 grant recipients may be asked to submit a budget proposal for up to $200,000 in new 1003(a) funds during the 2015-16 school year.

Successful 2014-15 grant recipients need not apply for a continuation of funds during 2015-16; the CSDE will make Year 2 funding determinations based on school implementation effectiveness, progress, and data.

Contact Information:

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

Michelle Rosado
Phone: (860) 713-6748

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