Sixty North Carolina schools are receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds as authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).
In 2010-11, over $63 million in SIG funds were allocated to the first cohort of 24 schools in 18 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) across the state with a per school range of $980,000 to $6 million through September 30, 2013.
Beginning July 2011, over $50 million in SIG funds were allocated to the second cohort of 17 schools in 13 LEAs with a per school range of $540,000 to $5.5 million through September 30, 2014.
In June 2013, an additional $30.7 million in SIG funds were approved for a third cohort of 20 schools in 14 LEAs with a per school range of $762,000 to $2.6 million through September 30, 2016.
Selected SIG schools were among the persistently lowest performing schools (pdf, 134kb) in the state and were eligible for or receiving Title I funds. This includes charter schools, alternative and special schools.