School Improvement Grant 1003(g) (SIG) | School Innovative Fund (SIF)
Persistently Struggling Schools Grant (PSSG)
School Improvement Grant Section 1003(a) | Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program (SIPP)
My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Grant (MBK) | Federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP)
SIG grants are awarded to Priority schools to help them implement their whole school reform. The goal is to help support Priority schools to achieve success using one of the four models: Turnaround, Restart, Transformation, or Closure. You can find more information and a list of schools here. BACK TO TOP
SIF grants are awarded to Priority schools that partner with other organizations to run whole school redesigns. You can find more Information and a list of schools here. BACK TO TOP
The Persistently Struggling Schools Grant (PSSG) is to support schools identified as Persistently Struggling to implement turnaround efforts, according to the New York State Education Department.
This Title I funding is a basic grant provided to state education departments to support school improvement activities as required in the original and revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. Funding is awarded for one school year to Title I Focus Districts, and Districts in Good Standing with Title I Local Assistance Plan (LAP) schools to assist them in putting into effect the improvement goals and objectives they set in their district and school improvement Comprehensive Education Plans (CEPs). District level funding is also provided to assist newly removed Title I Focus Districts and Title I Focus and Priority schools. Only districts can apply for this grant and funds may only be used for New York State Education Department (SED) Title I required district and school activities including:
- Participation and training in conducting the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) as required in SED Commissioner’s 100.18 (h) regulation.
- Providing the appropriate stakeholders for training and participation in the development of District and School CEPs.
- Contracting with SED approved consultants to conduct required evaluations of Focus and Priority school leadership qualifications, improvement plan achievement, and SED required evaluation reports
Non-Title I Focus Districts and Non-Title I Priority and Focus schools are not eligible for these grants nor are Focus or Priority Charter Schools. In addition, Focus and Priority schools receiving any other Title I School Improvement Grants cannot receive this grant. Grant amounts are based on the improvement status of the district and its schools and cannot be used for parent involvement or education Title I activities. SED conducts the application and award process. You can find more information here on the SED website. BACK TO TOP
The purpose of the Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program is to increase student achievement in Priority and Focus schools by encouraging a greater mix of different social and economic groups in these schools. These grant funds are used to support districts with schools that:
- Demonstrate the strongest promise to ensure that the funds are used to enable the lowest achieving schools to meet the progress goals in their school improvement plans.
- Have been identified for improvement based on the New York State accountability system.
DOE programs funded by the SIPP grant are:
- Brooklyn STEAM Center
- District 3 & 9 STEM Program
- Dual Language Magnet Program (13K113)
- Renzulli Magnet Program (01M015) BACK TO TOP
The My Brother’s Keeper initiative was launched by President Obama to help address opportunity gaps that boys and young men of color face. The USDOE will fund school districts that want to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills needed to find a good job or go to college.
My Brother’s Keeper focuses on the following:
- Entering school ready to learn
- Reading at grade level by
- Graduation from high school ready for college and career
- Completing post-secondary education or training
- Successfully entering the workforce
- Keeping kids on track and giving them second chances
Districts were selected based on schools in the district that were identified as persistently struggling or struggling. For more information you can visit MBK New York State Education Department Initiatives BACK TO TOP
The Federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program offers a wide range of distinctive education programs and partnerships designed to attract substantial numbers of students of different backgrounds. The goal of this program is “to eliminate, reduce, or prevent minority-group isolation in elementary and secondary schools while strengthening students' academic achievement.” Program funds are awarded for up to three years and may be used for the development, expansion, continuation, or enhancement of theme-based academic programs offered at magnet schools. BACK TO TOP
Within the DOE the following school districts receive magnet school funds: