School Turnaround Office

School Innovation Fund (SIF) Rounds 2 and 3 Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide you with the necessary information to successfully administer your School Innovation Fund Grant - Rounds 2 and 3. Templates and forms will be hyperlinked, as they become available. For questions, contact your STO liaison via email or at 518-473-8852.

Budget PDF Document (23 KB)

Federal and State Guidance for Grant Administrators PDF Document (71 KB)

Liaisons: Buffalo and Rochester (Andrew McGrath); Newburgh (Tracy Farrell); NYCDoE (Lisa Martin); Schenectady and Yonkers (Barbara Moscinski)

Performance Management Overview PDF Document (184 KB) (Updated 4/24/15)

Site Visit Agenda PDF Document (57 KB)

Site Visit Protocol PDF Document (142 KB) (Updated 4/24/15)


2014-2015 Performance Management Calendar for June 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

August 2014

October 2014

  • Implementation Period Progress Report #1 is due on the NYSED's Review Room portal located at: https://nysed-schoolturnaround.myreviewroom.com no later than October 16, 2014. (Note: A worksheet (67 KB) provided to SIF grantees via e-mail is intended to assist in the collection of information for each SIF-funded school. It cannot be submitted on Review Room. Instead, the report templates found on Review Room must be completed.)
  • Guidance PDF Document (439 KB) on Submitting Your Progress Report on the NYSED's Review Room Portal
  • Sample Agenda for Performance Review Calls during the week of October 27, 2014 PDF Document (64 KB)
  • Sample Follow-Up Report Template PDF Document (56 KB)

January 2015

April 2015

SIF 2 (Only) No-Cost Extension Period (7/1/15-8/31/15) is Available. Due Dates for Participants:

  • April 1st: Email liaison with intent to participate; provide a paragraph explaining plans.
  • May 15th: If participating, please submit the following:
    1. FS-10A (if necessary, to access unclaimed funds and revise for extension period)
    2. Updated Project Plan(s) (Required)
    3. Updated MOU(s) with LP/PC (Required)
    4. Updated MOU(s) with supporting partner(s) (only if applicable to extension period)
    5. Updated Performance Target Chart (only if applicable to extension period)

May 15, 2015: All (SIF 2 and SIF 3) FS-10As Due

  • SIF 2 (all districts whether ending 6/30/15, or participating in extension period)
  • SIF 3 (all districts; budget period ends 6/30/15)

May 22, 2015: SIF 3 (Only) Continuation Plans: The district must submit one plan for each SIF Cohort 3 school.

 

SIF 2 ONLY: For districts NOT participating in the No-Cost Extension:

June 30, 2015:

Grant ends

July 31, 2015:

District emails Final Report* to STO liaison.

August 31, 2015:

STO posts Best Practices on SIF webpage.

September 30, 2015:

District sends FS-10F to NYSED Grants Finance.

 

SIF 2 ONLY: For districts PARTICIPATING in the No-Cost Extension:

Week of June 22, 2015:

Districts discuss extension documents with STO.

August 31, 2015:

Grant Ends

September 30, 2015:

District emails Final Report* to STO liaison.

October 30, 2015:

STO posts STO posts Best Practices on SIF webpage.

November 30, 2015:

District sends FS-10F to NYSED Grants Finance.

 
* Final Report (22KB)
 

SIF 3 ONLY:

June 15, 2015:

District emails 2015-2016 Lead Partner/Partner Consortium MOUs to STO (MOUs are to be effective July 1, 2015.).

Week of June 22, 2015:

District discusses 2015-2016 Continuation Plan with STO.

June 30, 2015:

2014-2015 Year One Implementation Period ends

July 31, 2015:

District sends FS-10F to NYSED Grants Finance.**

 
** SIF 3 Only: The due date has been shortened from 90 days (the usual time frame for federal projects) to 30 days following the end of this project. This due date was reflected on all Grant Award Notices (GANs) that were mailed out to local agencies upon the processing of their 14-15 budgets. This date was provided in the January 13, 2015 Race to the Top Closeout Procedures memo from the NYSED Chief Financial Officer, Don Juron to School Superintendents and School Business Officials. The memo indicates that “Failure to submit the FS-10F Long Form (manual) in an acceptable format by this date may result in loss of funds to the grantee.”

SIF 3
SIF 2

SIF 1

Last Updated: April 24, 2015