School Improvement Grants

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2021-22 1003 SIG Competitive Process

Title I, Part A, Section 1003 School Improvement Grants (SIG) authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, provide states and districts with funds to leverage change and turn around chronically underperforming schools. The CSDE anticipates identifying its second cohort of ESSA 1003 SIG schools through a competitive grant process. For this second cohort, approximately $2 million in 1003 SIG funds is available for competition for 2021-22. The district may apply for awards with a minimum of $50,000 per year for eligible Title I Focus schools and a minimum of $200,000 per year for eligible Title I Turnaround schools. No school may be awarded more than $500,000 per year. The second cohort for Competitive SIG funds runs from 2021-22 through 2024-25, with an annual allocation of funds.

1003 School Improvement Grant Application RFP

List of Eligible Schools for 1003 ESSA SIG Competitive Grant

1003 School Improvement Grant District Application Scoring Rubric

To learn more about the School Improvement Grant for Cohort 2
please watch this:  informational webinar 

Title 1, Section 1003 School Improvement Grant Cohort 2 Slide Deck

eGMS Login:  Submit and amend grants and their supporting budgets

 


2021-22 Opportunity District ESSA SIG – Cohort 2

Under Connecticut's ESSA Consolidated State Plan, each Opportunity District will receive SIG funding for use with Title I Turnaround and Focus schools based on a formulaic distribution, with each Opportunity District receiving an allocation equal to its proportion of the Turnaround and Focus schools. The district's allocation will vary annually because it is based on the state's annual Title I allocation from the United States Department of Education.

 

List of Eligible Schools for the Opportunity District ESSA SIG Cohort 2 Grant

To learn more about the School Improvement Grant for Cohort 2
please watch this: informational webinar 

Title 1, Section 1003 School Improvement Grant Cohort 2 Slide Deck

eGMS Login:  Submit and amend grants and their supporting budgets


Evidence-Based Interventions

According to the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA, Section 1003 funds require the use of evidence-based interventions that meet the top three levels of evidence.

 

To learn more about the tiers of evidence, watch the:
CSDE webinar Evidence-Based Practices and Interventions.     
Evidence-Based Practices and Interventions Slide Deck


The
CSDE Evidence-Based Practice Guides are intended to inform school and district decision-making regarding instructional and student support programming and to optimize the use of local, state, and federal school improvement funds.

LEA Selected Specific Interventions to Address Identified School Reform Priorities

2018-2019 Title I, Part A, Section 1003 School Improvement Grant Specific Interventions to Address Identified School Reform Priorities 


2019-20 Title I, Part A, Section 1003 School Improvement Grant Specific Interventions to Address Identified School Reform Priorities
  

2020-21 Title I, Part A, Section 1003 School Improvement Grant Specific Interventions to Address Identified School Reform Priorities