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INNOVATION FUND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT winners    

FEBRUARY 21, 2019

GOSA, along with the Innovation Fund Foundation (IFF), today announced six Community Partnership Grant award winners.  The Community Partnership Grant is a competitive grant program that provides funding to school districts, traditional public or charter schools, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to support students’ academic and nonacademic needs.

Community Partnership grants will provide each winner between $35,000 to $75,000 over one to two years to partner with schools, districts, and community, state, or national organizations to implement programs aligned with one of the IFF priority areas, including: coordinated community services, positive learning climate, elementary mathematics, and birth to age eight language and literacy development.  Each grantee will evaluate its program’s effectiveness and submit its findings to GOSA and the IFF.  The state will use these findings to showcase best practices in all four priority areas.

Funding for Community Partnership Grants is made available through donations to the Qualified Education Donation Tax Credit, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-7-29.21.  This tax credit allows individuals and corporations to donate to the IFF and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit (not just a deduction) on their state income taxes, subject to availability. The IFF can receive up to $5 million annually and will use these funds for grant programs, like the Community Partnership Grant, that improve student achievement.

The grant award winners and their respective programs are listed below. 

 

Boys&Girls Clubs of the CSRA – Washington County Club  

GREAT Readers- Washington County Club

Birth to Age Eight Language and Literacy

 

Brooks Coleman Middle School

Coleman Biosphere

Coordinated Community Services



Coffee County School District

Why Try: Reducing Recidivism Rates in an Alternative Education Setting by Increasing Wrap-Around Services

Coordinated Community Services

 

Dublin City School District

Language as a Missing Link for Grade Level Reading Outcomes

Birth to Age Eight Language and Literacy

 

Haven Elementary School

Gratifying Problem-Solving (GPS): Cultivating Learning Communities to Improve the Problem-Solving Skills of Turnaround Elementary School Mathematics Teachers and their Students

Elementary Mathematics Teaching and Learning


Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership

Reach Out Roan

Birth to Age Eight Language and Literacy

 

Click here to read summaries of the winning proposals.



INNOVATION FUND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT winners    

November 27, 2018

Community Partnership grants will provide each winner between $35,000 to $75,000 over one to two years to partner with schools, districts, and community, state, or national organizations to implement programs aligned with one of the IFF priority areas, including: coordinated community services, positive learning climate, elementary mathematics, and birth to age eight language and literacy development.  Each grantee will evaluate its program’s effectiveness and submit its findings to GOSA and the IFF.  The state will use these findings to showcase best practices in all four priority areas.

Click here to read summaries of the winning proposals.



INNOVATION FUND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT TO THE cHIEF TURNAROUND OFFICE     SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

The CTO’s funded program, Innovation Network, aligns with the IFF’s coordinated community services priority area. This $70,930 grant will support the CTO’s Coordinated Student Health & Wellness Strategy. This award is in addition to the $252,500 grant GOSA provided the CTO in June 2018 to develop evidence-based district turnaround professional learning opportunities. The CTO will evaluate each program’s effectiveness and submit its findings to GOSA and the IFF.  The state will use these findings to showcase best practices.

Click to read a summary of the CTO’s Community Partnership Grant proposal.




INNOVATION FUND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT WINNERS    

AUGUST 29, 2018

Community Partnership grants will provide each winner between $35,000 to $75,000 over one to two years to partner with schools, districts, and community, state, or national organizations – to implement programs aligned with one of the IFF priority areas.

Click here to read summaries of the winning proposals.

 


INNOVATION FUND FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES INNOVATION SUMMIT PILOT GRANT WINNERS

AUGUST 29, 2018

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement and the Innovation Fund Foundation (IFF) today announced award winners for the Innovation Summit Pilot Grant. This grant opportunity provides funding to traditional public schools, charter schools, school districts, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, and 2- or 3-star Quality Rated Early Childcare Centers. Award winners attended the 2018 Innovation Summit and used ideas and concepts they learned at the Summit to develop their innovative proposals.

 Click here to read summaries of the winning proposals.