The Ninth Grade Success Grant is designed to provide funding to local education agencies and charter schools to improve the ninth-grade student experience to ensure that students enrolled in ninth grade develop the skills they need to successfully persist to tenth grade on time and ultimately graduating from high school and launching successful careers. Applicants commit to implementing the key components of the Ninth Grade Success model and should use funds to support implementation in four broad categories:
- Ninth Grade Success Team
- Data Systems
- Instructional Supports
- Transition Programs
Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are eligible to apply for this opportunity and will identify the school(s) that will participate.
Available grant funding will be distributed first to Education Agencies with school(s) demonstrating high need based on Priority Criteria. Priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate:
- Eligibility: A four-year graduation rate of less than 90%
Grant Application Resources
Ninth Grade Success Funding Opportunity Overview
GME (Grants Management Enterprise) Website
Title IV-A in School Support and Improvement will provide focus, coordination, research, and leadership to assist local education agencies in implementing efforts to reduce the dropout rate and increase graduation and completion rates and levels of student engagement and re-engagement related to the goals of the Ninth Grade Success Grant Program.
Program Questions: [email protected]
Grants Management Questions: https://helpdesk.azed.gov or call (602) 542-3901