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WEBINARS AND OTHER RESOURCES FOR FY 2010 i3 GRANTEES

FY 2010 Year 3 Annual Performance Report Guidance PowerPoint

The PowerPoint provided below discusses year 3 annual performance report (APR) reporting requirements for 2010 grantees.

Webinar PowerPoint download files PowerPoint (1.45 MB)


Timelines
  • 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 download files 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. download files MSWord (2.1)

    Please note that the i3 Applicant Information Sheet located in the updated application package has been revised.

  • Application Tips (revised May 5, 2010)
    download files PDF (82KB) | MS Word (131KB)

  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the e-GRANTS system at http://e-grants.ed.gov/ Closed May 12, 2010

  • Overview of i3 Matching Requirement (revised April 30, 2010)
    download files MS Word (56.5KB) | PDF (141KB)

  • 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.
    download files PDF (437KB)

  • Please do not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.


Program Forms
  • 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 download files 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.

  • Federal Register Notice Inviting Applications for Fiscal Year 2010 download files PDF (103KB) Closed

    • NIA Correction (April 26, 2010)
      The Deadline for Transmittal of Applications was May 11, 2010; however, the correct deadline is May 12, 2010. download files 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."download files PDF Closed

  • Notice of Final Priorities download files 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." download files PDF Closed


Background

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 download files MS Word (76KB)

  • View the Investing in Innovation Overview Slides download files PowerPoint Presentation-(PPT, 1.04MB)

  • i3 Intents to Apply
    Summary download files PDF (529KB)
    Organization List download files MS Excel (318KB)

  • View the Summary of i3 Applications Received here download files PDF(358KB)


Frequently Asked Questions
  • Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) FAQs (revised June 18, 2010)
    download files MS Word (398KB) | PDF (500KB)

  • Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) FAQs Addendum (March 30, 2010)
    download files MS Word (538KB) | PDF (117KB)

  • Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) FAQs Addendum 2 (April 8, 2010)
    download files MS Word (93KB) | PDF (156KB)

  • Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) FAQs Addendum 3 (April 21, 2010)
    download files MS Word (119KB) | PDF (186KB)

  • 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.
    download files MS Word (79KB) | PDF (148KB)

  • Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) FAQs Addendum 5 (June 18, 2010)
    download files MS Word (59.0KB) | PDF (113KB)


Pre-Application Materials

Other Helpful Tools
  • Application Tips (revised May 5, 2010)
    download files PDF (82KB) | MS Word (131KB)

  • i3 Program Glossary download files MS Word (108KB)

  • i3 Resource Page download files MS Word (721KB)


Application Review and Selection Process

i3 review and selection process download files MS Word (88KB)


Peer Reviewers

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. download files 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
    download files MS PowerPoint (1.45MB)

  • Validation Competition Reviewer Orientation Presentation
    download files MS PowerPoint (1.4MB)

  • Development Tier 1 Competition Reviewer Orientation Presentation
    download files MS PowerPoint (1.41MB)

  • Development Tier 2 Competition Reviewer Orientation Presentation
    download files MS PowerPoint (1.4MB)

  • Panel Monitor Orientation Presentation
    download files MS PowerPoint (1.1MB)
    (similar presentation was used for all competitions)


List of i3 applicants who scored 80 and above

List of i3 applicants who scored 80 and above in the 2010 competition
download files MS Excel (106KB) | PDF (360KB)


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.


Technical Assistance

For technical assistance, please contact please contact the i3 team.


 
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