Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: Closed May 12, 2010
Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: Closed July 12, 2010
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: Closed April 1, 2010
Instructions for Submitting an Intent to Apply MSWord (36K)
Please note that U.S. Department of Education grant application deadline is 4:30 PM Washington, DC time. Late applications will not be accepted. The Department is required to enforce the established deadline to ensure fairness to all applicants. No changes or additions to an application will be accepted after the deadline date and time.
FY2010 Application Information
Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) Application Package for you to download and use as a guide only. MSWord (2.1)
Please note that the i3 Applicant Information Sheet located in the updated application package has been revised.
Applications must be submitted electronically through the e-GRANTS system at http://e-grants.ed.gov/ Closed May 12, 2010
Examples of Adequate Evidence of a Private-Sector Match. We have provided six examples of the type of documentation that, if submitted to the Department, would be deemed by us as adequate evidence of a private-sector match.
Please do not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
i3 LEA Eligibility Checklist (38KB)
This is a required eligibility checklist that must be submitted by all eligible applicants apply as a LEA. This form lists page numbers of where to find the i3 statutory requirements for this applicant within the application.
i3 Partnership Eligibility Checklist (37KB)
This is a required eligibility checklist that must be submitted by all eligible applicants apply as a nonprofit organization in partnership with one or more LEAs or a consortium of schools. This form lists page numbers of where to find the i3 statutory requirements for this applicant within the application.
i3 Applicant Information Sheet (67KB)
This is the revised i3 Applicant Information Sheet that must be submitted by all eligible applicants. This sheet collects additional information that will assist the i3 Core Team with the peer review process.
Federal Register Notices
CFDA Number: 84.396A (Scale-up grants); 84.396B (Validation grants); 84.396C (Development grants)
Federal Register Notice Extension PDF [56KB] (Closed May 12, 2010)
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), and adversely affected by the severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes beginning on April 30, 2010, and continuing, in Tennessee received an extended application deadline of 4:30 PM (DC Time) on Closed May 19, 2010.
NIA Correction (April 26, 2010)
The Deadline for Transmittal of Applications was May 11, 2010; however, the correct deadline is May 12, 2010. PDF Closed
NIA Correction (April 12, 2010)
Under the heading Absolute Priority 3—Innovations That Complement the Implementation of High Standards and High-Quality Assessments, in footnote number one, "including science" is replaced with "including computer science." PDF Closed
Notice of Final Priorities PDF Closed
NFP Correction (April 12, 2010)
The Deadline for Transmittal of Under the heading Absolute Priority 3—Innovations That Complement the Implementation of High Standards and High-Quality Assessments, in footnote number eight, "including science" is replaced with "including computer science." PDF Closed
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INVESTING IN INNOVATION FUND
Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton discusses the release of the grant application and final priorities for the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund (i3). View the archived webinar ( March 9, 2010)
View the Investing in Innovation At-a-Glance MS Word (76KB)
View the Investing in Innovation Overview Slides PowerPoint Presentation-(PPT, 1.04MB)
View the Summary of i3 Applications Received here PDF(358KB)
Frequently Asked Questions
Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) FAQs Addendum 4 (April 30, 2010)
The fourth addendum to the i3 FAQs, published April 30, 2010, will be the final addendum to the FAQs prior to the May 12, 2010 application deadline.
MS Word (79KB) | PDF (148KB)
Recorded Webinar on Eligibility & Matching (April 26, 2010)
Eligibility Webinar MS PowerPoint presentation [469KB]
Overview of i3 Matching Requirement (revised April 30, 2010)
MS Word (56.5KB) | PDF (141KB)
Recorded Webinar of the Baltimore Pre-Application Workshop (March 19, 2010)
Recorded Webinar of the Denver Pre-Application Workshop (March 24, 2010)
Recorded Webinar of the Atlanta Pre-Application Workshop (March 30, 2010)
i3 Pre-Application workshop Overview Slides
PowerPoint Presentation-[PPT, 1.04MB]
Please note the same PowerPoint presentation was used for all three workshops.
Other Helpful Tools
Application Review and Selection Process
i3 review and selection process MS Word (88KB)
LEARN ABOUT THE INVESTING IN INNOVATION FUND PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Overview of the Investing In Innovation Fund (i3) grant competiton application review and selection process. MS Word (88KB)
i3 applications were reviewed by independent peer reviewers in discussions that were coordinated by Department staff who served as panel monitors. All peer reviewers and panel monitors engaged in mandatory training on the i3 competition structure, priorities, and selection criteria, as well as on the requirements of their role in this unprecedented federal discretionary grant competition. Following are the presentation materials used in these mandatory training sessions.
Scale-Up Competition Reviewer Orientation Presentation
MS PowerPoint (1.45MB)
Validation Competition Reviewer Orientation Presentation
MS PowerPoint (1.4MB)
Development Tier 1 Competition Reviewer Orientation Presentation
MS PowerPoint (1.41MB)
Development Tier 2 Competition Reviewer Orientation Presentation
MS PowerPoint (1.4MB)
Panel Monitor Orientation Presentation
MS PowerPoint (1.1MB)
(similar presentation was used for all competitions)
List of i3 applicants who scored 80 and above
i3 UNFUNDED APPLICANTS
DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE UNFUNDED i3 SCALE-UP APPLICANTS
The Department continues its commitment to transparency by providing the narratives, scores, and technical review forms of the unfunded applications submitted under the Scale-Up competition of the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program.
For technical assistance, please contact please contact the i3 team.