Program Office: Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs
CFDA Number: 84.332B
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: CSR Quality Initiatives
The purpose of the CSR Quality Initiatives program is to provide discretionary grants to support
activities that will enhance the state-administered CSR program and to enable schools that have
been identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring under Title I, Part A of ESEA to meet their state's definition of adequate yearly progress (AYP).
The program supports activities in the following categories:
- Technical assistance in making informed decisions–To support public and private efforts in
which funds are matched by private organizations to assist states, local education agencies
(LEAs), and schools in making informed decisions regarding approving or selecting providers of
comprehensive school reform, consistent with the requirements in Sec. 1606(a) of the ESEA, as
- Model development and capacity building–To foster the development of comprehensive school
reform models, and to provide effective capacity building for comprehensive school reform providers
to expand their work in more schools, ensure quality, and promote financial stability.