Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

2011-12 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a) Grant Application

Deadline extended to November 28, 2011

Application in PDF PDF icon (165 KB) | Application in Word Word document icon (142 KB)
2010-11 total enrollment PDF icon (797 KB)

Purpose of Funding

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. 

Schools must target the 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.

Eligible Applicants

LEAs with Title I schools identified for Improvement, Corrective Action or Restructuring in 2011-12 are eligible to apply for this grant.   Schools identified as Persistently Lowest-Achieving (PLA) and receiving funding through Section 1003(g) are not eligible for this grant.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an LEA grant only. Applications and/or budgets for individual schools will not be accepted.


Only Title I schools that are providing instruction to students during the 2011-12 school year are eligible for an allocation. Funds will be allocated for all identified Title I schools except the Persistently Lowest Achieving schools (PLA) receiving 2011-12 School Improvement Grants under Section 1003(g). 

Each LEA will receive a base allocation of $25,000 per school with an additional allocation of $10.00 per student based on the 2010-11 total enrollment PDF icon (797 KB) for each identified school.

Project Period

September 1, 2011* to August 31, 2012

*LEAs may include allowable required activities encumbered as of September 1, 2011 in their grant application, but all expenditures are subject to NYSED approval.

Due Date

Deadline extended to November 28, 2011
Applications must be postmarked by November 28, 2011.

LEAs must either submit an application or formally request an application extension.  Extensions may only be requested for schools with late accountability determinations.

Please Note: THIS IS AN LEA GRANT.  DO NOT submit an application or budget for individual schools.

Submit one original and three (3) copies of completed applications 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


Questions and Answers are now posted.

Contact Info

Please send all questions to SIGA@mail.nysed.gov

Date Posted

October 17, 2011

Last Updated: January 4, 2012