On December 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education announced the FY 2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program Competition. Unlike previous competitions, this competition is being administered under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The Department encourages interested parties to carefully review the FY 2017 Notice Inviting Applications and FY 2017 Correction Notice to learn more about this funding opportunity, how to apply, and what distinguishes this competition from past cycles.

Competition Timeline

Application Available: December 13, 2016 Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: January 9, 2017

Technical Assistance Webinars*

*Recordings, materials and transcripts associated with each pre-application technical assistance webinar can be accessed by following the above links.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 11, 2017

Supplementary resources can be found here under “Magnet Schools”.

Application Package / Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Application Package and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (revision 1, updated 02/13/2017) documents are for applicants to download and use as guidance.

Tables 1 and 2—LEA-Level Enrollment Data and Year of Implementation for Existing Magnet Schools included in the Project (revision 1 corrects formula errors and accommodates larger figures, updated 03/07/2017) Table 3—Magnet School Enrollment Data (revision 1 corrects formula errors, updated 03/31/2017) Table 4—Feeder School Enrollment Data (revision 1 corrects formula errors, updated 02/28/2017) Table 5—Selection of Students-Competitive Preference 3 Table 6—New or Revised Magnet Schools Projects-Competitive Preference 2

The purpose of both documents is to provide information about the Magnet Schools Assistance Program FY 2017 Competition. These documents do not impose any requirements beyond those included in the Magnet Schools Assistance Program notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2017 and other applicable laws and regulations. In addition, they do not create or confer any rights for or on any person.