Tuesday, May 7, 2013

i3 Funding Announced: Validation and Scale-Up Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has announced funding for the 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-Up and Validation grants. This announcement follows the March 2013 release of the i3 Development grants.

Focused on improving student achievement, the i3 program is designed to generate and validate solutions to persistent educational challenges and to support the expansion of effective solutions across the country. Now in its fourth round of funding, the 2013 i3 program is designed to target several priorities, including parent and family engagement. Complementing the Administration's efforts to increase access to high-quality early learning opportunities for more children—especially those from disadvantaged communities—this year's grant funding includes an invitational priority in both the Scale-up and Validation categories for applicants working on delivering high-quality early learning programs.

This year, Validation grants will provide up to $12 million to fund projects with moderate levels of evidence, and Scale-up grants will award up to $20 million for proposals that have strong evidence of improving student achievement. Validation grantees must secure a private-sector match comprising 10 percent of their budget; Scale-up grantees must secure 5 percent. Applications for both grants are due July 2, 2013.

To learn more about the 2013 Scale-Up grants, click here.

To learn more about the 2013 Validation grants, click here.

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