The U.S. Department of Education has issued additional guidance for its upcoming $650 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grants.
All grants must help close the achievement gap, be scalable and sustainable, and be supported by prior evidence.
With these goals in mind, the DOE has said that there will be three tiers of grants. The Department has also outlined funding priorities.
Based on our review of the new guidance we believe there are opportunities for educators to use all Merit programs and remain within the i3 guidelines.