Innovation Fund Grant Award Winners Announced

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal announced three award winners for Implementation Grants and Scaling Grants administered through the Innovation Fund, a competitive grant program that provides funding to school districts, traditional public schools, charter schools and regional education service agencies to further advance student achievement in Georgia.
“The educators behind these programs are dedicated to piloting innovative approaches to education for use across the state,” said Deal. “I am confident these grants will provide schools and education groups with effective opportunities to transform educational experiences for many of Georgia’s students. Together, we will continue working to ensure that every student receives the tools necessary for academic achievement and lifelong success.”
Implementation Grants will provide each winner up to $700,000 over two and a half years to pilot an innovative education program aligned with one of the Innovation Fund priority areas. Scaling Grants will provide each winner up to $700,000 over two and a half years to scale a successful existing program to serve more students, teachers or leaders.
The grant award winners and their respective programs are listed below.
Implementation Grants
Clarke County School District

Pathway of Support: Trauma-Informed Care
Crisp County School System

Early SUCCESS: Strategies for Underserved Children, Community Engagement, and Social-emotional Support
Scaling Grant
Westside High School

Bibb County School District

Westside STEAM Magnet High School RTI-Based Personalized Learning Program