New Jersey Department of Education

NJ School Improvement Grant (SIG)-Cohort 4R-Partnership to Realize Enduring Systemic Success (PRESS) Year 1 of 5

Division: Learning Supports and Specialized Services
Office: Regional Achievement Centers


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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. Under the waiver from USDE, the term "Priority school" replaces the term Tier I and Tier II with respect to eligibility for this program. 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. The SIG Cohort 4R PRESS Year 1 of 5 grant represents a new approach to SIG grants. The application solicits a multi-year plan which may include a planning year and/or a sustainability but must include at least three full implementation years. Eligibility is limited to LEAs with Focus and/or Priority schools (except those Priority or Focus schools participating in Cohort 3, or Cohort 4). The first project period for SIG Cohort 4 PRESS is January 1, 2017-August 31, 2017.

Eligible Agencies: Priority and Focus Schools who are not currently participating in Cohorts 3 and 4

Approximate Number of Awards: 7-10 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $29,398,624 Application Due Date: 11/3/2016

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