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FY 2014 DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION (FULL APPLICATION)

FY 2014 i3 Development Full Application Competition Summary

Summary of the 2014 Development Full applications download files PDF (299 KB)

The Department has invited 118 Development pre-applicants to submit an application for the FY 2014 Full Application Development Competition.

The chart in the following document lists the highly rated Development pre-applicants that have been invited to submit a full application.

Development Pre-Applications Highly Rated Document download files MS Excel (52 KB).

The following document provides an explanation of the Development Pre-Application review process.

Development Pre-Applications Process Overview Document download files MS Word (56 KB).


Question and Answer Webinar for FY 2014 i3 Development Full Application

The i3 team will conduct a live Q&A session on July 15th, 2014, at 2:00 PM Eastern time. Below is the link and password for the webinar.

Event address for attendees:
https://educateevents.webex.com/educateevents/onstage/g.php?d=747484692&t=a
Event password: i314

For more information regarding all three 2014 competitions, please visit the “2014 Competitions” page.

To access webinars for 2014 applicants, click HERE.


FY 2014 i3 Scale-up and Validation Application Summaries

  • Summary of the Scale-up and Validation Applications download files PowerPoint (621 KB)

  • i3 FY 2014 Scale-up Competition Notice of Intent to Apply Summary Document download files PDF (207 KB)

  • i3 FY 2014 Validation Competition Notice of Intent to Apply Summary Document download files PDF (221 KB)

  • i3 FY 2014 Scale-up and Validation Notice of Intent to Apply Organization List download files MS Excel (44 KB)

  • FY 2014 i3 Scale-up and Validation Applications Overview

    For entities interested in submitting a 2014 Scale-up or Validation application, below are the PowerPoint overviews of both the i3 Scale-up and Validation competitions.

    Scale-up Overview download files PowerPoint (1.71 MB)

    Validation Overview download files PowerPoint (1.67 MB)


    FY 2014 i3 Development Pre-Application Competition Summary

    Summary of the 2014 Development Pre-applications download files PDF (372 KB)

    Summary of the 2014 Development Pre-applications Organization List download files PDF (212 KB)


    FY 2014 i3 Development Pre-Application Notice of Intent to Apply Summary

  • i3 FY 2014 Notice of Intent to Apply Summary Document download filesPDF (196 KB)

  • i3 FY 2014 Notice of Intent to Apply Organization List download filesMS Excel (97 KB)
  • On March 14, 2014, the Department published a document in the Federal Register: the Notice Inviting Applications for the 2014 Development Competition.


    Update on the Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund

    To date, the U.S. Department of Education has funded 117 unique i3 projects that seek to provide innovative solutions to common education challenges. The PowerPoint below aims to: provide an overview of the progress i3 grantees are making towards their goals as well as what the Department is doing to help them be successful; highlight the potential of i3 grantees to generate rigorous education research; and use data on grantee performance thus far to inform the design of future i3 competitions.

    i3 Update PowerPoint download files PowerPoint (945 KB)

    Complete List of i3 Grants download files Excel (88 KB)


    Program Description

    Program Office: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII)

    CFDA Number: 84.411A (Scale-up grants); 84.411B (Validation grants); 84.411C (Development grants)

    Program Type: Cooperative agreements (for Scale-up grants) and Cooperative Agreements or Discretionary Grants (for Validation grants and Development grants)

    Program Description: 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, 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) identify and document best practices that can be shared and taken to scale based on demonstrated success.


     
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