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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -414940-Program for At-Risk Early Elementary Students (2021-2022 Grants)
  K3 Innovative At Risk
  Application Deadline: 08/09/2021 4:00 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 07/01/2021
Project End Date: 06/30/2022
Award Announcement Date:
Eligible Applicant: Gr K-3 Programs - Eligible Public Elementary School Buildings
Program Officer: Leigh Bellville
Phone: 515-689-3717 x
Categorical Area: Early Elementary Education At-Risk Children

The Programs for At-Risk Early Elementary Students is a grant made available to eligible Iowa public elementary schools in a year in which funds are made available by the Iowa legislature. The grant provides funds to assist schools in addressing the needs of kindergarten through third grade students who are at-risk of educational failure.

Funds are awarded to elementary schools with a high percentage of low-income families in grades K-3 as reported on the previous year’s fall certified enrollment report (SRI). Elementary schools notified by the Iowa Department of Education are eligible to receive funding.

Funds can be used to pay for expenditures designed to improve academic achievement and to “provide activities and materials designed to encourage children’s self-esteem, provide role modeling and mentoring techniques in social competence and social skills, and discourage inappropriate drug use.” (Iowa Code § 279.51). Funds must be used to supplement, not supplant, funds that would otherwise be used for the activities supported by the program.

Beginning July 1, 2021, funds are awarded to buildings for Year 2 in a 3-year cycle, with annual renewal for the next consecutive year contingent upon legislative appropriation and the grantee meeting the minimum requirements each year as set forth in administrative rule. Each annual award has a life-cycle of twelve months and must be fully expended by June 30 of the respective fiscal year of the award. For the current award, the life-cycle begins July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022; any funds not fully expended by June 30, 2022 will revert.

Refer to the Grant Application and Implementation Guidance and the administrative rules for specific instructions on completing your application.

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Iowa Administrative Rules - Programs for At-Risk Early Elementary Students (281 IAC 65) 281 IAC 65 Adopted.pdf 107 KB
Iowa Administrative Rules - Financial Management of Categorical Funding (281 IAC 98) 281 IAC 98.pdf 290 KB
Programs for At-Risk Early Elementary Students: Grant Application and Implementation Guidance Grant Application and Implementation Guidance 7-16-2020.pdf 945 KB
Iowa Code Section 279.51 Iowa Code Section 279.51.pdf 41 KB
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