Race to the Top Fund
Estimated Available Funds for Phase 2: $3.4 billion.
Estimated Range of Awards: $20 million-$700 million.
In order to fund as many strong applications as possible, the Department has issued a new rule for the Phase 2 competition.
For Phase 2 of the Fiscal Year 2010 competition, the State’s budget must conform to the budget ranges below; we will not consider a State’s application if its request exceeds the maximum in its budget range. Most importantly, the State should develop a budget that is appropriate for and consistent with the plan it outlines in its application.
|Category 1$350-700 million||California, Texas, New York, Florida|
|Category 2$200-400 million||Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey|
|Category 3$150-250 million||Virginia, Arizona, Indiana, Washington, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Missouri, Maryland, Wisconsin|
|Category 4$60-175 million||Minnesota, Colorado, Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon, Connecticut, Utah, Mississippi, Iowa, Arkansas, Kansas, Nevada|
|Category 5$20-75 million||New Mexico, Nebraska, Idaho, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Maine, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, District of Columbia|
Note: The Department will decide on the size of each State's award based on a detailed review of the budget the State requests, considering such factors as the size of the State, level of LEA participation, and the proposed activities.