AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

Investing in Innovation Fund (i3)

The i3 program is designed to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement, in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates.

The AVID College Readiness System is a good fit with a number of the i3 priorities. AVID would be pleased to be a vendor on an LEA's i3 project and offers:

  • A 32 year record of closing the achievement gap and significantly improving academic achievement for all students
  • A proven data system to measure and document outcomes
  • An extensive teacher and student support system - including intensive professional learning for teachers, counselors and administrators
  • A system of schoolwide reform that often results in the transformation of the academic, college-going culture of a school
  • A comprehensive system that once implemented can be sustained without significant ongoing expenditures.

For more information, visit The Department of Education- i3 website.

AVID Center awarded 2012 i3 Development Grant

FY 2014 i3 Scale Up and Validation Competitions

 

In the Federal Register on April 25, 2014, the Department of Education opened the competition for the i3 Investing in Innovation Fund—Scale-Up and Validation Grants.

Applications due June 24, 2014.

Awards:
Validation grants: Up to $12,000,000; 4-8 awards
Scale-up grants: Up to $20,000,000; 0-2 awards
Term: 36-60 months
Website: Department of Education i3
Federal Register Noticei3 Scale Up competition
Federal Register Noticei3 Validation competition

i3 Scale Up Grants

 

The i3 Scale Up competition identifies five Absolute Priorities for the FY 2014 Competition, representing a range of education topics including subparts under each priority that target specific needs.

  • Absolute Priority 1—Improving the Effectiveness of Teachers or Principals
  • Absolute Priority 2—Improving Low-Performing Schools
  • Absolute Priority 3— Improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
  • Absolute Priority 4— Implementing Internationally Benchmarked, College and Career-Ready Elementary and Secondary Academic Standards
  • Absolute Priority 5— Serving Rural Communities

i3 Validation Grants

 

The i3 Validation competition identifies four Absolute Priorities for the FY 2014 Competition, representing a range of education topics including subparts under each priority that target specific needs.

  • Absolute Priority 1—Improving the Effectiveness of Teachers or Principals
  • Absolute Priority 2— Implementing Internationally Benchmarked, College and Career-Ready Elementary and Secondary Academic Standards
  • Absolute Priority 3— Improving Academic Outcomes for Students With Disabilities
  • Absolute Priority 4— Serving Rural Communities

FY 2014 i3 Development Competition

 

FY 2014 Pre-application was due on April 9, 2014.
Full Application deadline not yet announced.
Awards: up to $3,000,000; 10-20 awards expected
Term: 36-60 months
Website: Department of Education i3

Resources for i3 Applicants

 

Program overview & AVID Alignment: Development grant
i3 FAQ’s
i3 Eligibility Criteria