Title I School Improvement Grants

Title I 1003(a) and Grants Management Consultant
Jon Lever
(307) 777-6216
jon.lever@wyo.gov

Title I: 1003(a) School Improvement Grants

Section 1003(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that State Educational Agencies allocate funds for Title I Schools in Improvement in order to help further assist those schools with improvement practices to meet their goals. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) annually releases a competitive grant for eligible schools to apply for the available funds.

Eligibility

Title I schools identified as in Corrective Action, Planning for Restructuring, Restructuring, or beyond for the current year are eligible to apply for this grant. Eligible schools (per district) can be found at the WDE Fusion website.

Funding

Selected schools will receive a minimum of $50,000.00 per grant award. Schools may request more funding, however, full funding will be based on fund availability and school goals. Please note the 1003(a) is a competitive grant, meaning all schools that apply may not receive funding. Additionally, the allowable activities specified within the grant must target the area(s) for which the school has been identified for improvement and must be allowable under Title I regulations.

Priority in funding shall be given to local educational agencies that:

  • Serve the lowest-achieving schools;
  • Demonstrate the greatest need for funds; and
  • Demonstrate the strongest commitment to helping schools in improvement meet their annual progress goals.

Submission Instructions

Competitive grant applications are located in the eGrants Management System. All applications must be received prior to the annual deadline in order to be considered for funding.

1003(a) Grant Award Monitoring

Each eligible school selected to receive 1003(a) grant funding will be subject to annual monitoring requirements throughout the duration of the grant. Please see Title I LEA and School Improvement Monitoring Protocol, Section III for all required documentation and deadlines.

Correspondence

1003(a) Grant Awards

Title I-A: 1003(g) School Improvement grants

The School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, authorized under section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), provides substantial grants to Local Educational Agencies with “persistently low-achieving schools” to provide resources to raise student achievement in those schools. Funded grant proposals will be required to implement one of the comprehensive school turnaround models. Please see the below information regarding the SIG 1003(g) program.

1003(g) Grant Award Information

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