Comprehensive School Reform Quality Initiatives

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Program Office: Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs

CFDA Number: 84.332B
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: CSR Quality Initiatives

Program Description

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).

Types of Projects

The program supports activities in the following categories:

  1. 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 amended; and
  2. 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.

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Last Modified: 06/12/2014