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High School Graduation Initiative also known as School Dropout Prevention Program

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The President is proposing to consolidate the High School Graduation Initiative and Advanced Placement programs into a new College Pathways high school program. However, under the President's proposal, funds also would be reserved to provide continuation awards to existing HSGI grantees.
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Program Office: Office of Academic Improvement

CFDA Number: 84.360
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: School Dropout Prevention Program

Program Description

The High School Graduation Initiative (HSGI) awards discretionary grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) to support the implementation of effective, sustainable, and coordinated dropout prevention and re-entry programs in high schools with annual dropout rates that exceed their state average annual dropout rate. Funds also may be used to support activities at middle schools that feed into high schools that have dropout rates that exceed the State average annual rate.

Types of Projects

Grants are awarded for up to 60 months to state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) to support school dropout prevention and reentry efforts. Grant funds may be used for such activities as: the early and continued identification of students at risk of not graduating; providing at-risk students with services designed to keep them in school; identifying and encouraging youth who have left school without graduating to reenter and graduate; implementing other comprehensive approaches; and implementing transition programs that help students successfully transition from middle school to high school.

Last Modified: 11/17/2015