School Improvement Grants
State Applications, Definitions, and Waivers
For more information on the SEA applications, waivers, and allocations of each SIG grantee, please refer to the School Turnaround State Information Map
FY 2012 Applications:
The FY 2012 SIG application should only be used by SEAs that will make new awards. New awards are defined as an award of SIG funds to an LEA for a school that the LEA was not previously approved to serve with SIG funds in the school year for which funds are being awarded—in this case, the 2013–2014 school year. New awards may be made with the FY 2012 funds or any remaining FY 2009, FY 2010 or FY 2011 funds not already committed to grants made in earlier competitions.
The U.S. Department of Education will not require those SEAs that will use FY 2012 funds solely for continuation awards to submit a SIG application. Rather, such an SEA is required to submit an assurance that it is not making new awards, as defined above, through the separate, one-page application titled, “Continuation Awards Only Application for FY 2012 SIG Program”.
An SEA that must submit a FY 2012 application will be required to update its timeline for making awards to LEAs, but may retain all other sections from its FY 2010 application, including its lists of Tier I, II, and III schools.
The Department strongly prefers to receive an SEA’s FY 2012 SIG application electronically. The application should be sent as a Microsoft Word document, not as a PDF.
The SEA should submit its FY 2012 application to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, the SEA must submit a paper copy of the cover page signed by the SEA’s authorized representative to the address listed below under “Paper Submission.”
If an SEA is not able to submit its application electronically, it may submit the original and two copies of its SIG application to the following address:
Carlas McCauley, Group Leader
Office of School Turnaround
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave, SW, Room 3W320
Washington, DC 20202-6132
Due to potential delays in government processing of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service, SEAs are encouraged to use alternate carriers for paper submissions.
Applications are due on or before January 18, 2013.
Please note: The grant information below is for historical information only. The competition is closed. Please continue to visit our site for future competition information.
Closing Date: Closed January 9, 2012
- Application FY 2010 MS Word (275K)
Closing Date: Closed December 3, 2010