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 (Updated 9/22/14) PDF Document (184 KB)

Site Visit Agenda PDF Document (57 KB)

Site Visit Protocol PDF Document (142 KB)

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: 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 Due (Details will be provided.)



Last Updated: March 5, 2015