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School Improvement Grants Awarded to Ohio Schools

Release date: 1/26/2017

More than $16.3 million in School Improvement Grants were awarded to 51 Ohio school buildings to help raise the achievement of students.

In October 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced more than $427 million in School Improvement Grants to help improve America’s persistently lowest-achieving schools. More than 25 districts applied for the competitive funds for 90 buildings and the Ohio Department of Education awarded 51 grants to priority schools throughout the state, receiving a total of $16,304,274.

Each applicant selected from seven federally-approved school improvement models. The majority of Ohio applicants selected to use the Ohio Improvement Process model. Grants were awarded for either a four-and-a-half-year period beginning in January of 2017 or a three-year period beginning in July 2018.

A list of grant award recipients can be found by clicking here.

School Improvement Grants are federal grants to states. The state makes competitive subgrants to local schools that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and strongest commitment to substantially raising the achievement of students in their lowest performing schools.