Purpose of Program: The School Leadership Grant Program (SLP) is designed to assist high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) in recruiting and training principals (including assistant principals) through such activities as: Providing financial incentives to aspiring new principals; providing stipends to principals who mentor new principals; carrying out professional development programs in instructional leadership and management; and providing incentives that are appropriate for teachers or individuals from other fields who want to become principals and that are effective in retaining new principals.
Applications Available: February 9, 2010. Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: March 8, 2010. Date of Pre-Application Meetings: February 19, 2010. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 6, 2010. Eligible Applicants: High-need LEAs; consortia of high-need LEAs; and partnerships of high-need LEAs, non-profit organizations (which may be a community- or faith-based organization), and institutions of higher education. Applicants must identify and confirm in their applications that the participating LEAs meet the definition of high-need LEA in section 2102(3) of the ESEA.
Estimated Available Funds: $11,000,000 Estimated Range of Awards: $250,000-$750,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $500,000. Estimated Number of Awards: 15-20.
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