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 SIG Schools (School Improvement Grant SIG 1003(g) Schools)

​​​​​​​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 Assurances.  

SIG 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
  • State 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 Schools 
  • School 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.
  • Targeted technical assis​tance related to the school’s designation as a SIG 1003(g) school.

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.    ​​​​ 

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