|State or Federal?|
|The Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students; and rigorously evaluate such innovations. Mid-phase grants provide funding to support scaling of projects supported by moderate evidence for at least one population or setting to the regional level or to the national level. EIR Mid-phase projects are expected to refine and expand the use of practices with prior evidence of effectiveness, in order to improve outcomes for high-need students. They are also expected to generate important information about an intervention’s effectiveness, including for whom and in which contexts a practice is most effective. The program includes five absolute priorities: 1) supporting high-need students; 2) improving early learning and development; 3) social-behavioral competencies; 4) improving low-performing schools; and 5) evidence-based practices. Applicants must address absolute priority 1 and one other.|
|K-12 School Districts, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, State Government|
Eligible applicants are:
Local educational agencies (LEAs); state educational agencies (SEAs); Bureau of Indian Education; Consortia of SEAs and LEAs; nonprofit organizations; an SEA, or LEA in partnership with a nonprofit organization, a business, an educational service agency, or an an institution of higher education.
Applicants must demonstrate sufficient partnership with schools (LEAs) by identifying implementation schools for the first and second years of the project period.
|Most Recent/Current Due Date|
|Apr 13, 2017|
|Most Recent RFP Release Date|
|Dec 15, 2016|
|Total Possible Multi-Year Award|
|# of Awards|
|Annual or Multi-Year?|
Applicants are strongly encouraged to to submit an optional notice of intent to apply at www,survey monkey.com by February 13, 2017.
An optional webinar is expected for this program. Information will be available at innovation.ed.gov.
Applicants must provide a match of 10 percent of the award amount via federal, state, local, private cash, or in-kind contributions.
Applicants must provide evidence of their matching contributions for the first year of the award.
The matching requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances.
|U. S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement|
Applicants will be evaluated according to:
Strategy to scale
Quality of project design and management plan
Quality of project evaluation
Average award size will be $7,750,000.
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