Instructional Improvement System Grant Program

Division: Innovation
Office: Race to the Top

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Purpose: The Instructional Improvement System (IIS) Grant Program is a component of the Race to the Top Phase 3 (RTTT3) Initiative. This limited competitive grant program is intended to help support the implementation and integration of the state level IIS platform at the LEA and school level. The state level IIS platform is designed to support all LEAs in accessing Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned model curricula, formative assessments, student level data reports and more. This limited competitive grant program is open to all RTTT3 “Participating” LEAs (those that received funds under the RTTT3 grant program); and to RTTT3 “Involved” LEAs (those that did not receive funds under the RTTT3 grant program) that do not have a priority or focus school within the LEA. Those LEAs with one or more priority and/or focus schools will receive funding for IIS implementation for all schools in the LEA through a separate funding mechanism. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has established a 17 month grant program using RTTT3 funding. Based on the availability of federal resources, this seventeen month grant program will begin July 1, 2014 and end on November 30, 2015

Eligible Agencies: LEAs listed in the NGO listed in 1.2

Approximate Number of Awards: 15 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $2,100,000 Application Due Date: 4/10/2014