Maine DOE webinar to overview School Improvement Grant process for eligible schools

The Maine DOE has submitted its federal application for continued School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding. If approved for the sixth straight year, the Department would receive funding to distribute to help the state’s most struggling schools close achievement gaps.

In an effort to provide eligible school districts with as much time as possible to plan and make decisions about applying for funds should they become available, the Maine DOE will be hosting a preliminary webinar on Thursday, April 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. This presentation will provide eligible schools an overview of the SIG program, changes in federal language and other important information to help guide local decision-making about potentially seeking SIG funds.

The Maine DOE’s continued success in securing this federal award each year that it has been offered is a testament to the strong track record of the Department and Maine schools in effectively deploying these funds to raise student aspirations and achievement at the state’s most struggling schools.

Should Maine again be successful in receiving federal SIG funding, schools that are categorized as “priority” under the State’s Title I accountability system and who have not already received SIG support would be eligible to apply for the grant, including:

District Name School Name
Auburn Public Schools Washburn School
East Range CSD East Range II CSD School
Eastport Public Schools Shead High School
Harmony Public Schools Harmony Elementary
Machiasport Public Schools Fort O’Brien School
Robbinston Public Schools Robbinston Grade School
RSU 03/MSAD 03 Monroe Elementary School
RSU 03/MSAD 03 Mt View Elementary School
RSU 03/MSAD 03 Troy Central School
RSU 04 Sabattus Primary School
RSU 08/MSAD 08 Vinalhaven School
RSU 19 Hartland Consolidated School
RSU 19 Somerset Valley Middle School
RSU 39 Limestone Community School
RSU 40/MSAD 40 Miller School
RSU 44/MSAD 44 Andover Elementary School
RSU 50 Katahdin Middle/High School
RSU 74/MSAD 74 Garret Schenck School
RSU 83/MSAD 13 Moscow Elementary
RSU 84/MSAD 14 East Grand School

The Department will be conducting individualized outreach to the eligible schools listed above, providing access information necessary to participate in the preliminary SIG webinar. The webinar will also be recorded and available for those who are unable to participate in the live presentation.

For more information about the School Improvement Grant program, visit www.maine.gov/doe/sig/ or contact Maine DOE Federal Grant Coordinator Travis Doughty at travis.w.doughty@maine.gov or 624-6709.