School Infrastructure Programs (SIP)

Overview

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.

What’s New

Announcing New SASI and NCSI Grantees

On November 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awarded approximately $47 million in new funds over the next five years for the first-ever Supporting America’s School Infrastructure (SASI) program and the new National Center on School Infrastructure (NCSI) program. The Department has made eight new awards totaling more than $37 million for the SASI program and one new award for $10 million under the NCSI program. Together, these awards seek to increase the capacity of States to support high-need local education agencies (LEAs) and schools in leveraging available resources to improve school facilities and environments and ensure that their public school facilities are safe, healthy, sustainable, and equitable learning environments for all students. For more information about each program’s new awards, please visit the SASI award page here and the NCSI award page here.