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Notice of Intent to Apply for a Waiver to Extend Period for Remaining Approved FFY09 Title I School Improvement Grant Funds to Cohort I Schools

This is to inform you that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is requesting a waiver to extend the period of availability of the fiscal year (FY) 2009 School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds awarded under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, until September 30, 2014. This request to extend the waiver, submitted pursuant to section 9401(d)(2) of the ESEA, would permit Massachusetts, in accordance with criteria Massachusetts develops, to identify and allow local educational agencies (LEAs) with Cohort 1 SIG schools additional time to expend remaining FY 2009 SIG funds in those schools.

The amendment, if approved, would apply only to an LEA with one or more Tier I or II SIG schools that began fully implementing a SIG intervention model at the start of the 2010-2011 school year (Cohort 1) that has remaining funds from FY11 as approved by ESE. An LEA that is interested in implementing the extended waiver would need to request and receive approval from ESE to do so.

Comments may be submitted via email to, and must be received no later than June 12, 2013.

Last Updated: June 5, 2013  
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