School Infrastructure Programs (SIP)
Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), especially high-need LEAs, face ongoing challenges in ensuring that their school facilities provide safe, healthy, sustainable, and equitable learning environments. To address these challenges, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is using School Safety National Activities funds to develop two new grant programs. For Federal fiscal year (FY) 2023, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) is authorized to make awards to organizations identified under either of the two School Infrastructure Programs (SIP) grants:
- Supporting America’s School Infrastructure Grant Program (SASI) (ALN 84.184K): The purpose of this program is to increase the capacity of States to support high-need LEAs and schools in leveraging other available Federal, State, and local resources to improve school facilities and environments through public school infrastructure improvements to ensure that their public school facilities are safe, healthy, sustainable, and equitable learning environments for all students.
- National Center on School Infrastructure (NCSI) (ALN 84.184R): The purpose of the NCSI program is to establish a national center on school infrastructure that will serve as a clearinghouse of resources for States and LEAs related to improving and developing safe, healthy, sustainable, and equitable public school infrastructure through public school infrastructure improvements, and provide technical assistance to Supporting America’s School Infrastructure (SASI) grantees and high-need LEAs seeking to leverage available resources to improve public school facilities for all students.
Announcing School Infrastructure State Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Center Grant Applications Open
The Department announced applications for two fiscal year (FY) 2023 grant competitions on June 2, 2023: the Supporting America’s School Infrastructure (SASI) grant and the National Center on School Infrastructure (NCSI) grant. Applications for NCSI are due August 7, 2023, and SASI applications are due August 18, 2023. For more information, including pre-application webinars, see the SASI and NCSI webpages.
SASI Application Deadline Extended to August 18, 2023
The SASI application deadline has been extended to August 18, 2023. For more information, see the Federal Register Notice.
FY 2023 Call for Peer Reviewers
The peer reviewer application has closed. If you submitted an application prior to the July 14, 2023, deadline, the Department will contact you in August.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Department has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on topics related to the FY 2023 SIP grant competitions, such as applying as a consortium. If you have questions on the SIP competitions, email OESE.firstname.lastname@example.org.