Investing in Innovation Fund: Validation Grants CFDA 84.396B

Note:
Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.

For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.

The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register.

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Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.

Purpose of Program:
The Investing in Innovation Fund, established under section 14007 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides funding to support (1) local educational agencies (LEAs), and (2) nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools.

The purpose of this program is to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth (as defined in this notice), closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates.

These grants will (1) allow eligible entities to expand and develop innovative practices that can serve as models of best practices, (2) allow eligible entities to work in partnership with the private sector and the philanthropic community, and (3) support eligible entities in identifying and documenting best practices that can be shared and taken to scale based on demonstrated success.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 396A Scale-up grants.

Applications for grants under the Investing in Innovation Fund--CFDA Numbers 8 4. 396A, 8 4. 396B, and 8 4. 396C must be submitted electronically using e-Application, accessible through the Department's e-Grants Web site at:
http://e-grants.ed.gov.

While completing your electronic application, you will be entering data online that will be saved into a database.

You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
Agency: Department of Education

Office:

Estimated Funding: $175,000,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Investing in Innovation Fund: Validation Grants CFDA 84.396B; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Additional Information of Eligibility:
The extension of the application deadline date in this notice applies to eligible applicants under the Investing in Innovation Fund that are located in a Federally-declared disaster area, as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (see http://www.fema.gov/news/disasters.fema), and adversely affected by the severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes beginning on April 30, 2010, and continuing, in Tennessee.

Under section 14007(a)(1) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub.

L.

111-5), an eligible applicant for the Investing in Innovation Fund is (a) a local educational agency (LEA) or (b) a partnership between a nonprofit organization and (1) one or more LEAs or (2) a consortium of schools.

In the case of an eligible applicant that is a partnership, the extension of the application deadline date applies if any of the entities required to be part of the partnership (i.e., a nonprofit organization, an LEA, or a consortium of schools) are located in a Federally-declared disaster area, as determined by FEMA, and adversely affected by the severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes in Tennessee.

An eligible applicant submitting an application on the Extended Deadline must provide a certification in its application that it meets the criteria for doing so and be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation, if requested.

If such an eligible applicant is submitting its application electronically, the submission of the application serves as the eligible applicant's attestation that it meets the criteria for submitting an application on the Extended Deadline.



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Agency Email:
i3@ed.gov

Date Posted:
2010-03-15

Application Due Date:
2010-05-19

Archive Date:
2010-06-18




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