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Announcement of Funding Opportunity

2019-20 Title I School Improvement Grant 1003 ENHANCED Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Support Options

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
Addendum A - List of Participation Schools and Districts Adobe PDF

Project Purpose

For the 2019-20 school year, the New York State Education Department is providing Target Districts with options in how the Office of Accountability’s Field Support Office supports the District’s non-Receivership CSI schools. 

Districts may select from three options that will focus on professional learning both on-site and off-site.  Additional funding is available for districts that select any of the three options identified below:

  1. Enhancing Principal Leadership (two-year program)
  2. Instructional Coaching Consortium
  3. High School Redesign (two-year program)

Title I School Improvement Grant 1003 ENHANCED funds will be provided to support these programs.  These funds will be separate from the Title I School Improvement Grant 1003 BASIC funds that districts are currently using to advance their improvement initiatives.

Eligibility

Target Districts that completed a Comprehensive Support and Improvement Support Option Notice of Intent and have at least one school that is currently identified as a CSI and is not in the Receivership program are eligible to submit applications for this addendum.  A full list of eligible districts, along with the maximum amount these districts are eligible to receive, can be found in Addendum A – SIG Enhanced CSI Supports.

Funding

NYSED will provide funding to support allowable activities associated with the Enhancing Principal Leadership program, the Instructional Coaching Consortium, and the High School Redesign program as outlined below.

Please note that no additional funding will be provided for schools pursuing the SCEP Support Visit option.

Enhancing Principal Leadership:

Year 1:  Districts will receive up to $20,000 in 1003 SIG ENHANCED funds per participating school. Subject to collective bargaining agreements, $2,000 dollars of this amount shall be set aside to serve as a stipend provided to principals for their participation at the conclusion of the first year OR a minimum of $2,000 shall be set aside to compensate at district-agreed upon rate for principal participation beyond contract hours.

Year 2:  Districts will receive up to $35,000 in 1003 SIG ENHANCED funds per participating school.  Subject to collective bargaining agreements, $3,000 dollars of this amount shall be set aside to serve as a stipend provided to principals for their participation at the conclusion of the second year OR a minimum of $3,000 shall be set aside to compensate at district-agreed upon rate for principal participation beyond contract hours.

Instructional Coaching Consortium:

Districts will receive up $10,000 in 1003 SIG ENHANCED funds per participating school.

 High School Redesign:

Year 1: Districts will receive up to $50,000 in 1003 SIG ENHANCED funds. 
Year 2: Districts will receive up to $75,000 in 1003 SIG ENHANCED funds. 

Project Period

January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due by December 20, 2019 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. LEAs are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible to expedite the review and approval process.

Submission Instructions

To receive SIG Enhanced Funding to support participation in the Enhancing Principal Leadership Program, Instructional Coaching Consortium, or HS Redesign Program, eligible Districts must:

  • Complete all sections and are required to answer questions marked with a red asterisk.  If a required question has not been completed, the business portal will highlight it in red and the section of the application will be flagged.  The applicant will be unable to submit the application to NYSED for final review if a required question remains unresolved. 
  • The online application may only be submitted/certified by the chief school officer of the applicant LEA.  The designated superintendent of an LEA is the only administrator with the submit/certify rights necessary to successfully submit and certify a completed application for NYSED review.
  • FS-10 Budget forms should be completed in a manner that clearly identifies and aligns proposed expenses to school-level improvement activities.
  • LEAs are REQUIRED to send signed originals and two hard copies of the FS-10 Budget Form to:  

                    NYS Education Department - Office of Accountability 
                    Attn: 2019-20 School Improvement Grant Enhanced 
                    89 Washington Avenue - Room 320 EB
                    Albany, NY 12234

  • LEAs are NOT REQUIRED to send hard copies of general application materials to the Department. 

For additional information or assistance please contact: fieldsupport@nysed.gov.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
Addendum A - List of Participation Schools and Districts Adobe PDF

Last Updated: December 10, 2019