School Improvement Funds (ESSA Section 1003)
Under section 1003(a) of the ESEA, a SEA is required to reserve a portion of its Title I allocation to assist LEAs that serve schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement plans or targeted support and improvement plans under ESEA section 1111(d). In Kentucky, 19 districts serving Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools applied for grant funds. The schools that received funds and the amounts are available in the School Improvement Fund Award Amount spreadsheet. All CSI schools are required to implement evidence-based strategies and interventions. Additional information can be found on the Evidence-based Practices website. To obtain copies of CSI school Comprehensive School Improvement Plans or Grant Applications, please do so through KDE's Open Records Request process.
School Improvement Grants (NCLB Section 1003 (g))
These grants, authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act, were made to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) which in turn made competitive sub-grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs).
Each link to the right will take you to a list of approved applications and any submitted amendments, separated by cohort, for funds remaining under these grants. The last of these grants will expire in 2020 and will not be renewed.