Investing in Innovation Fund (i3)
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July 2, 2012

124 Applicants Invited to Compete in 2012 i3 Development Competition

The U.S. Department of Education announced today 124 highly-rated Development pre-applicants, all of which are invited to apply for a share of the nearly $150 million 2012 Investing in Innovation (i3) fund.

i3 Project Headlines Rural Education Webinar Series

The Parents as Teachers National Center’s BabyFace project, an i3 Validation grantee, will be featured in a Rural Schools Innovations Webinar series hosted by the Rural School and Community Trust on June 13, 2012. The i3 project is using the home-based services of the successful Family and Child Education (FACE) program in 22 Bureau of Indian Education schools to serve high-needs American Indian families and children ages prenatal to three years. The goal is to narrow the achievement gap between American Indian and non-American Indian children at kindergarten and to improve student achievement in reading and math through third grade. For news and information on the Department of Education’s rural education outreach and resources, click here.

March 27, 2012

2012 Funds Now Available for Third Round of Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-up and Validation Grants

The U.S. Department of Education released today the 2012 notice inviting applications for new “Scale-up” and “Validation” grants available through the Investing in Innovation (i3) fund.

February 24, 2012

Department Launches Pre-Application for 2012 Investing in Innovation Development Applications

The U.S. Department of Education announced the third year of the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition for local educational agencies, groups of schools and non-profit organizations to improve student results through innovative practices.

December 20, 2011

i3 Projects Receive $18 Million in Matching Funds from Private Sector

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that private donors have committed $18 million to the 23 highest-rated projects in the 2011 Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund competition, ensuring that they have met the i3 matching requirement and qualifying them to receive $150 million from the i3 program.

November 10, 2011

Twenty-three Investing in Innovation Applicants Named as 2011 Grantees Pending Private Match

The U.S. Department of Education announced today 23 highest-rated Investing in Innovation (i3) applicants as potential grantees for the 2011 grant fund of the $150 million.

June 3, 2011

Second Round of i3 Provides $150 Million to Continue Scaling-Up, Validating and Developing Effective Education Innovations

The U.S. Department of Education announced that $150 million will be available for the next round of Investing in Innovation (i3) grants to continue support for evidence-based practices in education. Individual school districts, groups of districts, and nonprofits in partnership with districts or a consortium of schools are invited to apply.

September 20, 2010

All Winning i3 Applicants Secure Private Match

All 49 winning Investing in Innovation (i3) proposals have secured the required 20 percent private-sector match and will receive their awards by Sept. 30.

August 5, 2010

Nation's Boldest Education Reform Plans to Receive Federal Innovation Grants Once Private Match Is Secured

A cross-section of 49 school districts, nonprofit education organizations and institutions of higher education have been selected from among nearly 1,700 applicants for potential funding under the Investing in Innovation (i3) program. To receive a share of the $650 million in i3 grants, the winning applicants must secure a commitment for a 20 percent private sector match by Sept. 8.

April 29, 2010

12 Major Foundations Commit $500 Million to Education Innovation in Concert with U.S. Education Department's $650 Million "Investing In Innovation" Fund

To dramatically improve student learning outcomes, 12 national foundations have committed $500 million in 2010 funds to leverage the U.S.

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