Economic Recovery and Reinvestment

Title I School Improvement Grants, Section 1003(g)

Program Description: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) will provide discretionary grants to Wisconsin public school districts with schools that have been identified as persistently low achieving under Title I, Section 1003(g).

Funding:
It is projected that Wisconsin will receive $42 million from ARRA. Funds will be available in June 2010.

Four principles guide the distribution and use of ARRA funds:

  1. Spend funds quickly to save and create jobs.
  2. Improve student achievement through school improvement and reform.
    • Making progress toward rigorous college- and career-ready standards and high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable for all students, including English language learners and students with disabilities;
    • Establishing pre-K to college and career data systems that track progress and foster continuous improvement;
    • Making improvements in teacher effectiveness and in the equitable distribution of qualified teachers for all students, particularly students who are most in need;
    • Providing intensive support and effective interventions for the lowest-performing schools.
  3. Ensure transparency, reporting and accountability.
  4. Invest one-time ARRA funds thoughtfully to minimize the “funding cliff.”

 

Application process:
DPI will contact eligible school districts.

 

Timeline:
Funds will be available in the summer of 2010.

 

Contacts:

State Contacts: Jonas Zuckerman, Assistant Director
Title I & School Support Team
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
(608) 267-9136
  Carolyn Parkinson, School Administration Consultant
Title I & School Support Team
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
(608) 267-1284
  Shelly Babler, School Administration Consultant
Title I & School Support Team
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
(608) 267-1067
Federal Contact: Zollie Stevenson Jr., Ph.D., Director
Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs
(Title I, Parts A and D, Title III State Formula Grants and McKinney-Vento Homeless Program)
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
United States Department of Education
(202) 260-1824

 

Links and Resources:

 

Reporting:
A reporting page houses all ARRA-related reporting information handled by DPI.

 

Funds will be available in the summer of 2010.

 

For questions about this information, contact Carolyn Parkinson (608) 267-1284