K-3 Innovative Program Grants for At-Risk Early Elementary Students
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The Iowa K-3 Innovative Program Grants for At-Risk Early Elementary Students is a competitive grant made available to eligible Iowa public elementary school applicants in a year in which funds are appropriated by the Iowa legislature.
The grant provides funds to assist districts in addressing the needs of kindergarten through third grade students at-risk of educational failure. Funds can be used to provide research-based interventions and supports for K-3 at-risk elementary students in the areas of academic (cognitive), social, physical, or emotional development.
Grants are awarded to those elementary schools with a high percentage of low-income families in grades K-3. Districts are divided into 3 categories based on enrollment size (<1199, 1200-5000, 5000 and above); schools are then ranked by percentage of K-3 students approved for free or reduced-price lunch as reported on the district's fall certified enrollment report (SRI). Only those elementary schools notified by the Iowa Department of Education are eligible to apply.
Funds received by a school under this program must be used to supplement, not supplant, funds that would otherwise be used for the activities supported by the program.
Application Forms and Guidance
Applicants should thoroughly read the Grant Application Guidance prior to completing the School Demographic Data form and Sections A through F of the grant application.
All online application forms can be accessed on the IowaGrants.gov website. New users, refer to the IowaGrants.gov - Grantee Instructions for Registering document.
Completed applications for the 2016-2017 fiscal year are due June 30, 2016. Applications submitted after this date will be deemed ineligible. All applicants will receive a notice of approval/non-approval no later than August 15 following the due date of the application.
Laws, Rules and Policy
Questions? Contact Erika Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-419-1104 or Mary Delagardelle at email@example.com or 515-281-3517 regarding progress reports and Deb Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-281-3146 regarding fiscal claims and questions pertaining to the IowaGrants.gov system.