Investing in Innovation (I3) Fund: Scale-up & Validation Grants

 
DEADLINE:
July 15, 2016
 
AVAILABLE:
Scale-up: Maximum of $20,000,000 over a period of up to 5 years

 

Validation: Maximum of $12,000,000 over a period of up to 5 years

 
NUMBER OF AWARDS:
Scale-up: 2

 

Validation: 2–3

 
LINK TO RFP:
Scale-up: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283866

 

Validation: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283869

 
 
FUNDING USES:
The purpose of this U.S. Department of Education program is to provide grants for innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates. Scale-up grants support expansion of projects supported by strong evidence of effectiveness to the national level. Validation grants provide funding to support expansion of projects supported by moderate evidence of effectiveness to the national level.
 
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Local educational agencies (LEA); nonprofit organizations in partnership with one or more LEAs; or a consortium of schools.
 
FUNDER MATCH REQUIREMENT:
Scale-up: 5%; and Validation: 10% cash or inkind
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