Investing in Innovation Fund (i3)
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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.

March 8, 2010

Secretary Duncan Releases Application for $650 Million to Support Innovation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the Department of Education's final priorities and the grant application for the $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund (i3).

October 6, 2009

U.S. Secretary of Education Announces National Competition to Invest in Innovation

Clarification: The final application for Race to the Top will be available in late fall.

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