Programs for At-Risk Early Elementary Students
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The Iowa Programs for At-Risk Early Elementary Students is a grant made available to eligible Iowa public elementary schools in a year in which funds are appropriated by the Iowa legislature. The grant provides funds to assist schools in addressing the needs of kindergarten through third grade students who are at-risk of educational failure. Funds can be used to support K-3 at-risk elementary students in the areas of academic (cognitive), social, physical, or emotional development.
Funds are awarded to elementary schools with a high percentage of low-income families in grades K-3 as reported on the previous year’s fall certified enrollment report (SRI). Elementary schools notified by the Iowa Department of Education are eligible to receive funding.
Beginning in 2017-18 funds are awarded on a three-year cycle, with annual renewal contingent upon the grantee meeting the requirements set forth in Iowa administrative rules.
Funds received under this program must be used to supplement, not supplant, funds that would otherwise be used for the activities supported by the program.
Due Dates, Forms and Guidance
- Submit the 2017-18 Award Acceptance Form to the Department no later than June 16, 2017 (Google form).
- Submit the Initial Project Description and Budget forms in IowaGrants.gov by August 18, 2017.
- Submit Mid-Year Progress Report and Claim in IowaGrants.gov by February 20, 2018.
- Submit End-Of-Year Progress Report and Claim in IowaGrants.gov by July 31, 2018.
2017-2018 Grant Application and Implementation Guidance - Applicants should thoroughly read the Grant Application and Implementation Guidance prior to completing the Initial Project and Budget forms on IowaGrants.gov.
Online application forms can be accessed on the IowaGrants.gov website.
New users, refer to the IowaGrants.gov - Grantee Instructions for Registering document for instructions on how to set up an account or transfer an account
Laws, Rules and Policy
281--Iowa Administrative Code 65 (effective May 31, 2017)
281--Iowa Administrative Code 65 (rescinded - applicable to 2016-17 awards)
Questions? Contact Destiny Eldridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-822-2554 regarding progress reports and Deb Schroeder at email@example.com or 515-281-3146 regarding fiscal claims and questions pertaining to the IowaGrants.gov system.