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.