School Turnaround Office

School Innovation Fund (SIF) Grant Overview

The purposes of the School Innovation Fund are to increase high school graduation,
college and career readiness of high school graduates, college persistence, and college
graduation rates by increasing the availability of new high quality seats for students at
most risk for dropout, disengagement, and poor academic performance.

Through this grant program, NYSED will identify school districts and key partner
organizations that are jointly committed to the rigorous work required to redesign and
turnaround schools into high performing, high quality organizations. Eligible school
districts must partner with one Lead Partner or a Partner Consortium in a proposal to
launch a whole-school redesign of an existing school within any one of the following
design frameworks:

1. College Pathways School Design
2. Community-Oriented School (wraparound services) Design
3. Arts and/or Cultural Education School Design
4. Career and Technical Education (CTE) School Design
5. Virtual/Blended/Online School Design
6. Network-Affiliated School


 

School Innovation Fund Grant - Round 3 (SIF 3)

The purposes of the School Innovation Fund are to increase high school graduation, college and career readiness of high school graduates, college persistence, and college graduation rates by increasing the availability of new high-quality seats for students at most risk for dropout, disengagement, and poor academic performance.

Please note that applications for this RFP are due to the New York State Education Department by February 28, 2014. The RFP is available at the following link: http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/rfp/


School Innovation Fund Grant - Round 2 (SIF 2)

SIF 2 Online Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide you with the necessary information to successfully administer your School Innovation Fund - Round 2 (SIF 2) Grant. Each section is hyperlinked to the appropriate forms, templates, or websites.

2013 Awardees' Orientation: February 28, 2013: Part Two: Orientation SessionPDF Document (90 KB)

2013 Awardees' Orientation: January 7, 2013, Part One: Conference Call PowerPoint Presentation (60KB)

Award Letters and Executive Summaries for Approved Applicants - SIF 2:

Newburgh Enlarged CSD - Temple Hill Academy PDF Document (149 KB)

Rochester CSD - Dr. Louis A. Cerulli - School #34PDF Document (151 KB)

Rochester CSD - Dr. Martin Luther King - School #9 PDF Document (152 KB)

Schenectady CSD - Lincoln Elementary School PDF Document (132 KB)


School Innovation Fund Grant - Round 1 (SIF 1)

SIF 1 Online Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide you with the necessary information to successfully administer your School Innovation Fund Grant - Round 1 (SIF 1). Each section is hyperlinked to the appropriate forms, templates, or websites.

Award Letters and Executive Summaries for Approved Applicants - SIF 1:

 


SIF 2 Archive
SIF 1 Archive

Last Updated: January 13, 2014