To award funding
to LEAs that demonstrate through their grant applications the strongest
commitment and capacity to fully implement the identified model of reform
within their Priority school.
- The 1003(g) School Improvement Grant (SIG) is a
competitive multi-year grant that provides funds to LEAs to improve student
achievement in selected Priority schools through the implementation of a
whole-school reform model that is in alignment with the US ED SIG Guidance and
School (School Improvement Grant SIG 1003(g) Definition
Only Priority Schools are eligible to compete for the SIG 1003(g) grant. The awarded schools receive SIG funds 1003(g) to implement a school intervention model
The Georgia Department of Education
provides the following:
SIG 1003(g) funds to
awarded SIG Schools
professional learning opportunities such as the Instructional Leadership
Academy for district and building leaders working in SIG Schools
professional learning opportunities that may pertain to the concerns of the SIG
effectiveness specialists who are available to support the SIG Schools in
the implementation of their reform initiatives/school improvement plan, the
area(s) of concern highlighted by the school’s CCRPI data, and the school’s
plan to use the Title I funding, if applicable.
technical assistance workshops related to the school’s designation as a SIG
1003(g) school, and Title I, Part A, School Improvement 1003(a) funding, when
School Improvement Grant 1003(a) Purpose
financial resources to local educational agencies (LEA) on behalf of Title I
schools identified as Focus or Priority.
Sustainability for SIG 1003(g) Cohorts
Cohort 3 schools that successfully implemented their
selected model for three full implementation years are eligible for one
additional year of sustainability funding. Implementation and monitoring of a
viable sustainability plan is a critical component as SIG 1003(g) schools
approach the end of the funded grant period. The emphasis of such a plan
is in identifying priority areas for program sustainability while developing
goals, objectives, strategies, resources, and action steps. Each
school/district receiving SIG 1003(g) funding, is expected to work with
essential team members to develop a comprehensive Sustainability Plan.
SIG 1003(g) Cohort 3 schools are provided an opportunity to
apply for additional funding to support a year of sustainability which defines
elements for continuing the effective components of their grant while utilizing
strategies that will ensure the school improvement work continues in subsequent
years. Access the application with the following link:
SIG 1003(g) Sustainability Application
Events and Conferences
SIG Cohort 4 Sustainability Institute I
August 30-31, 2016
Macon Marriott City Center Hotel
Registration and lodging information forthcoming.
Click here for information on past and upcoming events and conferences.