School Improvement Grants

 

Innovative Partnership Grant (IPG)

The purpose of the IPG is to carry out the State Educational Agency’s statewide system of technical assistance and support for Entities which have schools identified as schools in need of Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) under the State's federally approved plan for The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This competition provides additional fiscal resources, technical support, and regular school visits to improve student achievement and ultimately to assist these schools with exiting the federal identification and status of CSI.

 

IPG Eligibility

 

  • The IPG competition was open to any LEA that had at least one (1) Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) School.
  • The grant application was submitted by the LEA on behalf of each CSI School interested in competing (each CSI School had its own application).
  • 105 schools were identified as CSI schools in 2019; therefore 105 schools were eligible to compete for these discretionary funds
  • The LEA had to submit a Letter of Intent for any school for which it planned to submit an application.  (74 Intents were received)
  • Applications were only sent to those who met the deadline for submitting Letter of Intent.

 

 

IPG Awards 2020

Buncombe County Schools

Approval

Application

Cleveland County Schools

Approval

Application

Cumberland County Schools

Approval

Application

Durham Public Schools

Approval

Application

Guilford County Schools

Approval

Application (Bessemer)

Application (Hairston)

Application (Jackson)

Application (Welborn)

NC Innovative School

Approval

Application

Richmond County Schools

Approval

Application

 

School Improvement Grants (SIG)

Sixty North Carolina schools are receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds as authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).

In 2010-11, over $63 million in SIG funds were allocated to the first cohort of 24 schools in 18 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) across the state with a per school range of $980,000 to $6 million through September 30, 2013.

Beginning July 2011, over $50 million in SIG funds were allocated to the second cohort of 17 schools in 13 LEAs with a per school range of $540,000 to $5.5 million through September 30, 2014.

In June 2013, an additional $30.7 million in SIG funds were approved for a third cohort of 20 schools in 14 LEAs with a per school range of $762,000 to $2.6 million through September 30, 2016.

In October, 2016, an additional $38.1 million in SIG funds were approved for a fourth cohort of 19 schools in 8 LEAs with a per school range of $665,036 to $3.5 million through September 30, 2020.

Selected SIG schools were among the persistently lowest performing schools (pdf, 134kb) in the state and were eligible for or receiving Title I funds. This includes charter schools, alternative and special schools.