Grant Announcement: Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program – Mid-phase Grants

Description: Purpose of Program: The EIR program, established under section 4611 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA),provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students; and rigorously evaluate such innovations. The EIR program is designed to generate and validate solutions to persistent education challenges and to support the expansion of those solutions to serve substantially larger numbers of students. The central design element of the EIR program is its multi-tier structure that links the amount of funding an applicant may receive to the quality of the evidence supporting the efficacy of the proposed project, with the expectation that projects that build this evidence will advance through EIR's grant tiers: “Early-phase,” “Mid-phase,” and “Expansion.”

Applications Available: February 1, 2019.
Award Ceiling: $8,000,000
Close Date: Apr 02, 2019
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: February 21, 2019
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $125,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15