The School Improvement Grant (SIG) 1003g ended on September 30, 2021. All schools receiving the grant completed the requirements of the program and have exited the grant. At this time, the federal government has not indicated any plans to renew or continue this grant program.
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
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
Conference for district and building leaders working in SIG Schools
Virtual 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 related to the school’s designation as a SIG
Sustainability for SIG 1003(g) Cohorts
Development, 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 develop a comprehensive Sustainability Plan, 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. This plan is to be reflected in the SIG plan for the final year of the grant and the school improvement plan, inclusive of the support to be provided by the district, for the following school year.