Race to the Top District (RTT-D)
During the Federal Government shutdown, the original 4:30:00 p.m. Washington, D.C. time FY 2013 Race to the Top District application submission deadline on Thursday October 3, 2013, and all other requirements remain in effect.
For LEAs located in Colorado counties designated for Individual Assistance or Public Assistance under the Presidential major disaster (DR-4145) or emergency (EM- 3365) declarations resulting from the September 2013 severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides (the Affected Counties), and for consortium applicants that include one or more LEAs located in those counties, the extended deadline remains 4:30:00 p.m. Washington, D.C. time on Thursday, October 10, 2013.
Extension of the deadline [PDF, 89KB] for applying for a grant under the Race to the TopDistrict program for local educational agencies (LEAs) located in Colorado counties designated for Individual Assistance or Public Assistance under the Presidential major disaster or emergency declarations.
FY 2013 Race to the Top - District Competition
The Department is pleased to invite local educational agencies (LEAs) to apply for the FY 2013 Race to the TopDistrict competition. The Department encourages applicants to review the documents on this page and other Race to the TopDistrict pages to learn more about this year's competition.
FY 2013 Race to the TopDistrict Competition Contact Information
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number: (202) 453-6800
- Executive Summary [PDF, 273KB]
- Application [MS Word, 963KB]
- Electronic Budget Spreadsheets [MS Excel, 131KB]
- Application Formatted for Added Accessibility [MS Word, 954KB]
- Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 412KB]
- Notice of Final Priorities (NFP) [PDF, 246KB]
- Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) [PDF, 307KB]
- Fast Facts [PDF, 169KB]
- Background on Race to the TopDistrict Competition [PDF, 126KB]
- Technical Assistance Webinars: August 7, August 13, August 27, and September 4, 2013
- Webinar Final Questions: September 20, 2013
- Additional webinars will be held approximately every other week depending on the number of questions that we receive. Please check the Race to the TopDistrict website for information on future webinar dates.
- Optional Intent to Apply Due: August 23, 2013
- Application Due: October 3, 2013
- Grant Award Announcements: December 2013
Technical Assistance Opportunities
To assist applicants in preparing the application and to respond to questions, the Department will host multiple Technical Assistance webinars for potential applicants. For more information, please see Applicant Information.
Competition Information -- 2013
- Race to the Top—District: Applicant Information [PDF, 374KB]
Intent to Apply2013
The Department strongly encouraged each potential applicant to notify us of the applicant's intent to submit an application for funding by completing a Web-based form by August 23, 2013.
In the tables below, the Department has provided a summary of all intents to apply and a detailed list of potential applicants, including their district, State and grant request information. Prior to posting, the Department did not verify or screen for eligibility and to err on the side of transparency, only obvious duplicate entries were removed. When a potential applicant only included an individual name, we have listed the LEA as "District Not Provided."
Intent to Apply Data
- Summary Table [PDF, 112KB]
- Detailed List of Intent to Apply Submissions (by State and expected budget request) [PDF, 153KB]
Call for Peer Reviewers
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking qualified individuals to serve as peer reviewers for the FY 2013 Race to the Top – District grant competition. CLICK HERE for more information.
FY 2012 RACE TO THE TOP – DISTRICT COMPETITION (LAST YEAR’S COMPETITION)
Program Office: Implementation and Support Unit
CFDA Numbers: 84.416
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
The Race to the Top-District competition invites applicants to demonstrate how they can personalize education for all students in their schools. The Race to the Top-District competition is aimed squarely at classrooms and the all-important relationship between educators and students. An LEA or consortia of LEAs receiving an award under this competition will build on the lessons learned from and the progress of States and districts in implementing reforms in the four core educational assurance areas through Race to the Top and other key programs. A successful applicant will provide teachers the information, tools, and supports that enable them to meet the needs of each student and substantially accelerate and deepen each student's learning. These LEAs will have the policies, systems, infrastructure, capacity, and culture to enable teachers, teacher teams, and school leaders to continuously focus on improving individual student achievement and closing achievement gaps. These LEAs will also make equity and access a priority and aim to prepare each student to master the content and skills required for college- and career-readiness, provide each student the opportunity to pursue a rigorous course of study, and accelerate and deepen students' learning through attention to their individual needs. As important, they will create opportunities for students to identify and pursue areas of personal academic interestall while ensuring that each student masters critical areas identified in college- and career-ready standards or college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements.
E-mail address: email@example.com
Telephone number: (202) 453-6800