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Title I School Improvement Grants (SIG)

Information on ARRA Title 1 Section 1003(g) funds to improve the lowest performing schools.

U.S. Department of Education Resources

On December 3, 2009, the U.S. Department of Education posted the final requirements and state application for the Title I School Improvement Grant (SIG).
The links are:

SIG Application on ED.gov [http://www.ed.gov/programs/sif/applicant.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
SIG Final Requirements on ED.gov [http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/programs.html] External link opens in new window or tab.

August 26, 2009, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice of Proposed Requirements for School Improvement Grants (SIG) External link opens in new window or tab. authorized under Sec. 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Public comments are due no later than September 25, 2009. The proposed requirements focus on what information State educational agencies (SEAs) should consider when allocating funds to local educational agencies (LEAs). SEAs must still allocate at least 95 percent of all SIG funds to LEAs for schools in improvement, corrective action, or restructuring. Unlike prior guidance, however, SEAs will have different criteria to consider when allocating funds to LEAs. LEAs must divide their schools into three different tiers when applying for SIG funds:

SEAs are directed to give priority to those LEAs serving the largest number of Tier I and II schools. SEAs are also directed to give priority to those LEAs that display the strongest commitment to turning around failing schools, especially those interested in implementing one of four new “rigorous interventions”:

Notice of Proposed Requirements for School Improvement Grants External link opens in new window or tab.—American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 are open for public comment through September 25, 2009.

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