The U.S. Department of Education is accepting applications for its $120 million Race to the Top district level grant competition, which will support bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness. The grants are open only to schools (or a consortium of schools) to demonstrate how they can personalize education for all students; however, there is a competitive preference priority for applicants that propose to extend their reforms beyond the classroom and partner with public or private entities in order to address the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students.
The Department plans to support high-quality proposals from applicants across a variety of districts, including rural and non-rural as well as those already in a State with a Race to the Top grant and districts that are not. These 4-year awards will range from $4 million to $30 million, depending on the population of students served through the plan. Click here for more information.
Interested districts need to submit their intent to apply by August 23, 2013, and applications are due October 3, 2013. Does your organization need help with a grant application or are you looking for ideas for new community partnerships? Contact Transform Consulting Group today for a consultation!