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

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), in partnership with the Innovation Fund Foundation (IFF), today announced a Community Partnership Grant award to the Chief Turnaround Office (CTO).

The Community Partnership Grant is a competitive grant program that provides funding to local education agencies (LEAs)/school districts, traditional public or charter schools, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to improve student outcomes by leveraging community partnerships. Funding for Community Partnership Grants is made available by the IFF through donations from the Qualified Education Donation Tax Credit, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-7-29.21.  The Qualified Education Donation 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 is authorized to receive up to $5 million through this tax credit on a first come, first-served basis.

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

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement along with the Innovation Fund Foundation (IFF), today announced Community Partnership Grant award winners.  The Community Partnership Grant is a competitive grant program that provides funding to local education agencies (LEA)/school districts, traditional public or charter schools, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to further advance student achievement in Georgia. 

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.

Communities in Schools Augusta/Richmond

Wraparound Service for Students in Richmond County, GA Turnaround

Coordinated Community Services

 

Floyd County School System

Moving up in Elementary Math

Elementary Mathematics Teaching and Learning

 

Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership

The First Chapter

Birth to Age Eight Language and Literacy

 

Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership

The Next Chapter

Birth to Age Eight Language and Literacy

 

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.

 

Birth to Age Eight Language and Literacy Development

Brantley County School System

Brantley County Kindergarten Literacy and Readiness Initiative

 

Barrow County School System

Community Helpers at the Public Library

 

Lee County Family Connection

Books for Kids Book Club

 

Henry County Schools

New Hope Elementary School

Artists Reading Beyond the Text

 

Blended and Personalized Learning

 

Brantley County School System

Brantley County Middle School

Flying Further

 

Teacher and Leader Development

CDF Action

All About Our Children: Clarkston

 

Click here to read summaries of the winning proposals.