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School Improvement Grant (SIG) Cohort 3

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

Funding Description

The SIG provides funding to help Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) address the needs of schools in improvement, corrective action, and restructuring to improve student achievement. In conjunction with funds reserved under Section 1003(a), SIGs are to be used to leverage change and improve technical assistance under sections 1116 and 1117 of Title I, Part A of the ESEA through LEAs targeting activities towards measurable outcomes as described on this page. Expected results from the use of these funds include improving student proficiency, increasing the numbers of schools that make adequate yearly progress, using data to inform decisions, and creating a system of continuous feedback and improvement.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria LEAs with schools identified as being among the 5 percent of persistently lowest-achieving schools are eligible to apply for this funding. The remaining unserved Tier I and Tier II schools from the SIG Cohort 2 competition will be eligible for FY 2013 SIG funding. In addition, Tier I and Tier II schools that received SIG Cohort 1 funds and have completed the grant period are eligible.
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) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


Legal Authority Section 1003(g) of Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 3180, 3181 / 8290
Total Available $61,958,272
Recipient Amount $50,000 minimum/$2,000,000 maximum per school per year
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 22, 2014
Due Date March 14, 2014
Expected Notification Date July 1, 2014

Additional Information

Application School Improvement Grant (SIG), Cohort 3 []
Background School Improvement Grant  []
Fiscal School Improvement Grant  []
Other Unavailable


Program Leigh Ann Sabicer-Chadha, 916-319-0322,
Fiscal Kevin Donnelly, 916-324-3278,
Division Improvement & Accountability Division, 916-319-0833 (phone), 916-319-0123 (fax)
Last Modified: May 1, 2017
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