News Posts: Grants to LEAs – Title I-A

SIG Approved Evidence Based, Whole School Reform Model

Under the School Improvement Grants (SIG) final requirements, 80 Fed. Reg. 7224 (Feb. 9, 2015), (available at:, a local educational agency (LEA) may apply to its State educational agency (SEA) to use SIG funds to implement an evidence-based, whole school reform model. Under the final requirements, an evidence-based, whole-school reform model: Is supported by […]

Office of School Turnaround-Focused Monitoring

Date: February 23, 2012 The Honorable Denise Juneau Superintendent of Public Instruction Montana Office of Public Instruction PO Box 202501 Helena, MT 59620 – 2501 Dear Superintendent Juneau: During the week on September 13-15, 2011, a team from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) reviewed the Montana Office of Public Instruction’s (OPI) administration of Title […]

Office of School Turnaroudn-Focused Monitoring

Background Monitoring the implementation of Federal programs and the use of Federal program funds is an essential function of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The SIG program, authorized under section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended, provides grants to SEAs that States use to make competitive sub-grants […]


Pre-Application Webinar The Pre-Application Webinar occurred on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides. The recording will be posted as soon as possible on this webpage. Training Resources for Grant Administration Online Grantee Training for ED Discretionary Grants <!– ED Recovery Act Technical Assistance Web Conferences (technical assistance discretionary and formula […]

Funding Status

FY 2016 Funds Awarded through a Competition in 2017 Estimated Available Funds: $12,000,000 Estimated Range of Awards: $350,000-$750,000 under Absolute Priority 2; $500,000-$1,500,000 under Absolute Priority 3 Estimated Average Size of Awards $500,000 under Absolute Priority 2; $1,000,000 under Absolute Priority 3 Estimated Number of Awards: 8-20 Note: The Department is not bound by these […]


Eligible applicants are: (a) An LEA with at least one SIG School or SIG-Eligible School; and (b) a consortium of LEAs, each with at least one SIG School or SIG-Eligible School in each member LEA. Note: Eligible applicants seeking to apply as a consortium must comply with the regulations in 34 CFR 75.127–75.129 (see Appendix […]