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


Performance Management Toolkit

SIF 3
SIF 2

SIF 1

Last Updated: August 1, 2014