CTE Policy Watch: A blog for CTE advocates

CTE Policy Watch: A blog for CTE advocates


The U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the latest and final round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition. This 2016 i3 competition will provide a total of $103 million to partnerships of schools districts and nonprofit organizations to develop and implement innovative educational strategies. The announcement included new funding priorities and a pre-application for the competition’s “development” grant category, which supports promising proposals. This year’s project funding priorities include promoting diversity, implementing college- and career-ready standards and assessments, improving school climate, improving students’ mastery of non-cognitive skills and behaviors, and serving rural communities. Pre-applications for the development grant competition must be submitted by May 25.

Additionally, the department will begin competitions for the i3 “validation” and “scale-up” grant categories later this spring. More information on the i3 program is available on the department’s website.


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April 27, 2016