School Improvement Grants
The Office for Improvement and Innovation administers the School Quality Improvement Grants, Title I Non-Competitive Supplemental School Improvement Grants, and School Improvement Grants.
School Quality Improvement Grants
Federal Title I, Part A funds are awarded to local educational agencies, which are traditional school districts and community schools in Ohio. Under Section 1003 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), state education agencies are required to set aside 7 percent of the Title I award to support schools identified for improvement, known as Priority, Focus or Warning schools in Ohio. Ohio allocates Title I School Improvement funds to identified schools through a competitive program known as the School Quality Improvement Grant (SQIG).
The School Quality Improvement Grant provides funds to identified schools to implement sustainable, strategic improvement strategies. Activities funded by these grants should be part of a broader continuous improvement plan. Applications for this multi-year competitive grant were last due in January of 2019. Another competitive grant application cycle will begin in 2022.
School Quality Improvement Grants Documents
Title I Non-Competitive, Supplemental School Improvement Grants
Ohio allocates Title I School Improvement funds to identified schools through a competitive program known as the School Quality Improvement Grant (see above). However, when there are remaining balances from SQIG, Ohio allocates supplemental funds, on an annual basis, through a non-competitive formula to all eligible identified schools that did not receive a competitive award that year.
These Title I Non-Competitive, Supplemental School Improvement Grant funds should support evidence-based school improvement strategies that are data driven and aligned with the Ohio Improvement Process and the school’s improvement plan. The funds should also build the capacity of building staff and the community to address identified needs.
Grant Funding Guidance for Title I Non-Competitive, Supplemental School Improvement Funds (September 2021)
School Improvement Grant
These School Improvement Grants (SIG) focused upon providing support for districts and schools to build their capacity to engage in inclusive, continuous, and targeted school improvement efforts to raise student achievement in a sustainable way.
The application window for Cohort 4 and Cohort 5 opened September 26, 2016 and ended 5:00 PM on November 18th, 2016. No additional SIG grants will be awarded, as federal support for these specific grants is not expected in the future.
Title 1 1003(g) Grant Waiver Guidance (January 2022)
Cohort 4 and Cohort 5 Guidance
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