New Jersey Department of Education

New Jersey School Improvement Grant (SIG) Cohort 3 for Priority Schools

Division: Academics
Office: School Improvement


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Purpose: School Improvement Grants (SIG), are issued through State educational agencies (SEAs), to local educational agencies (LEAs) for use in Priority schools that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources to raise substantially the achievement of their students in their lowest performing schools. Priority schools are defined as among the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools in the state for the past three years, or any non-Title I school that would otherwise have met the same criteria. In each of the Priority schools an LEA chooses to serve, the LEA must implement one of four federal school intervention models: turnaround model, restart model, school closure, or transformation model.

Eligible Agencies: The Cohort 3 competitive grant is limited all LEAs with Priority schools that are not currently receiving SIG funding. Continuation funding will be contingent upon application review and successful completion of the prior year project. The first project year for SIG - Cohort 3 is July 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015.

Approximate Number of Awards: 3-5 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $19,000,000 Application Due Date: 4/1/2014

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