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School Improvement Grant for Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) Schools

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the School Improvement Grant (SIG), authorizes funds to help local educational agencies (LEAs) address the needs of schools in improvement, corrective action, and restructuring in order to improve student achievement. An LEA must have a school participating in QEIA in order to qualify for funding through this RFA. Further, because the funding sources identified above may only be provided to schools in Program Improvement (PI), only LEAs with schools in QEIA that also meet this criterion are eligible to receive funding through this RFA.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria LEAs with schools receiving Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) funds and in Program Improvement (PI).
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Sections 1003(a) and (g), Budget Item 6110-134-0890(2)
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3180, 8290 / 3181, 8290
Total Available $152,000,000
Recipient Amount minimum $50,000 per school, maximum $500,000 per school
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Grades K-3: $500 per enrolled pupil; Grades 4-8: $900 per enrolled pupil; Grades 9-12: $1,000 per enrolled pupil. The LEA's award will be comprised of 27.5% American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds (Resource Code 3181) and 72.5% non-ARRA funds (Resource Code 3180).

Important Dates

Date Application Available March 15, 2010
Due Date April 15, 2010
Expected Notification Date May 1, 2010

Additional Information

Application RFA: SIG QEIA (CA Dept of Education) []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Bob Storelli, 916-319-0482,
Fiscal Thomas Williamson, 916-319-0307,
Division Improvement & Accountability Division, 916-319-0833 (phone), 916-319-0123 (fax)
Last Modified: January 6, 2012
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