Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

2010-11 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a) Grant Application

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Purpose of Allocation

Section 1003(a) of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires that State Education Agencies allocate funds to local education agencies to support Title I schools identified for improvement to meet the progress goals in their school improvement, corrective action and/or restructuring plans and thereby improve student performance.


LEAs that have Title I schools identified for improvement in 2010-11 will receive an allocation based upon the number of schools in the following categories:

  • Schools in Improvement - $60,000/ school
  • Schools in Corrective Action - $75,000 /school
  • Restructuring Schools - $90,000/school


Only Title I schools that are providing instruction to students during the 2010-11 school year are eligible for an allocation. Schools identified as Persistently Lowest-Achieving (PLA) in 2009-10 will receive funding through 1003(g) SIG and PLA Planning Grants and are not eligible for this grant. The funds must be used for school improvement activities in the identified school. For the list of schools identified for improvement for 2010-11 go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/accountability/designations/.

LEAs must submit the enclosed application in order to receive funds. The funds must be allocated to Title I schools in need of improvement within an LEA; however, an LEA may choose to direct its allocation only to some of its Improvement, Corrective Action, and Restructuring schools based on need. LEAs must state the reason(s) for reducing or eliminating any allocation to a school in their application.

Schools must target funds toward the area(s) of identification and toward the particular subgroup(s) identified for improvement. The funds must be used to complete required Differentiated Accountability interventions and support the goals for school improvement outlined in the school's Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) or Restructuring Plan, which is due to the LEA three months after identification.

Uses of funds include School Quality Reviews (SQR), External School Curriculum Audits (ESCA), Joint Intervention Team Reviews (JIT), implementation of CEP goals, professional development, before and/or after school programs, supplemental educational services and public school choice transportation.

Additional requirements for Title I schools that that are completing required Differentiated Accountability interventions are found at:

Grant/Project Period

September 1, 2010* to August 31, 2011

*LEAs may use 2010-11 allocations to continue improvement activities between September 1, 2010 and December 15, 2010 that were previously approved in 2009-10 School Improvement Grants.

Due Date

December 15, 2010

Submission Instructions

Please Note: This is an LEA grant. DO NOT submit an application or budget for individual schools.

A complete application consists of one original (original must bear the original signature of the Superintendent) and three copies of the following:

  • Cover page
  • List of Title I Schools Identified for Improvement
  • School Chart for each school being funded
  • Assurances and Certification Regarding Lobbying, etc.
  • OEE Candidate form for each school conducting a JIT Review in 2010-11
  • FS-10 Budget Form available at http://www.oms.nysed.gov/cafe/forms/

Send the completed application to:

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Grants Management, Room 674 EBA
Albany, New York 12234
Attn: Title I School Improvement, 1003(a) Application

For additional information or assistance:

LEAs in New York City: Nydia Mennuti at (718) 722-7893 or nmennuti@mail.nysed.gov
LEAs Outside of New York City: Mary Wright at (518) 473-0295 or mwright2@mail.nysed.gov

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Last Updated: November 19, 2010