Race to the Top District (RTT-D)
- Education Department Invites Districts to Apply for $400 Million Race to the Top Competition to Support Classroom-Level Reform Efforts
- Final Questions Webinar: October 16, 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET (see details below)
- Application Submission Instructions [PDF 246K]
- Application Tips [PDF 225K]
- Executive Summary [PDF 385K]
- Fast Facts [PDF 520K]
- Background on Race to the Top - District Competition [PDF 283K]
- Frequently Asked Questions (as of October 11, 2012) [PDF 827K]
- Application [MS Word 958K]
- Electronic Budget Spreadsheets [MS Excel 78K]
- Notice Inviting Applications (NIA)
Technical Assistance Opportunities
As of 5:00:00 pm Washington, DC time, on October 16, 2012, the Department will answer only logistical or formatting questions.
The Department will also host two optional webinar sessions that will address common grantee questions, review the application submission process, and allow attendees to ask questions. Registration for both webinars is not required. Questions will be accepted during the webinar session through the webinar chat feature, but participants are encouraged to submit questions by email to email@example.com prior to the date of the webinar for priority consideration.
The first webinar was held on Friday, October 12 from 2 pm to 3:00 pm ET. Participants can access the webinar through the following WebEx link: https://educateevents.webex.com/educateevents/onstage/g.php?d=745851877&t=a. For individuals who cannot access the WebEx, please use the following conference line information: Conference line: 1-800-619-6613; Passcode: 3824249.
The second webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 16 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET. The second webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 16 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET. Participants can access the webinar through the following WebEx link: https://educateevents.webex.com/educateevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=745848863. For individuals who cannot access the WebEx, please use the following conference line information: Conference line: 1-800-369-2195; Passcode: 6554298.
Intent To Apply
The Department strongly encouraged each potential applicant to notify us of the applicant's intent to submit an application for funding by completing a Web-based form by August 30, 2012. The intent to apply is not binding, and the information collected will be used by the Department primarily to develop an efficient process for reviewing grant applications. Potential applicants that did not submit an intent to apply may still apply for funding.
In the tables below, the Department has provided a summary of all intents to apply and a detailed list of potential applicants, including their district, State and grant request information. Prior to posting, the Department did not verify or screen for eligibility and to err on the side of transparency, only obvious duplicate entries were removed. When a potential applicant only included an individual name, we have listed the LEA as "District Not Provided."
Intent to Apply Data
- Summary Table [PDF 115K]
- Detailed List of Applicants (by State and expected budget request) [PDF 180K]
FY 2012 Call for Peer Reviewers
The Department continues to encourage individuals from various backgrounds and professions with relevant expertise to apply to be a peer reviewer for the FY2012 Race to the Top - District competition. If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer for the FY2012 Race to the Top - District competition, please see the FY 2012 Call for Peer Reviewers, which describes the necessary qualifications and includes the instructions for applying to be a peer reviewer.
- Technical Assistance Webinars
- Overview of the Race to the Top - District Competition: August 16 or 21, 2012
- Intent to Apply Due: August 30, 2012
- Application Due: October 30, 2012
- Grant Award Announcements: December 2012
Program Office: Implementation and Support Unit
CFDA Numbers: 84.416
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
The Race to the Top-District competition invites applicants to demonstrate how they can personalize education for all students in their schools. The Race to the Top-District competition is aimed squarely at classrooms and the all-important relationship between educators and students. An LEA or consortia of LEAs receiving an award under this competition will build on the lessons learned from and the progress of States and districts in implementing reforms in the four core educational assurance areas through Race to the Top and other key programs. A successful applicant will provide teachers the information, tools, and supports that enable them to meet the needs of each student and substantially accelerate and deepen each student's learning. These LEAs will have the policies, systems, infrastructure, capacity, and culture to enable teachers, teacher teams, and school leaders to continuously focus on improving individual student achievement and closing achievement gaps. These LEAs will also make equity and access a priority and aim to prepare each student to master the content and skills required for college- and career-readiness, provide each student the opportunity to pursue a rigorous course of study, and accelerate and deepen students' learning through attention to their individual needs. As important, they will create opportunities for students to identify and pursue areas of personal academic interestall while ensuring that each student masters critical areas identified in college- and career-ready standards or college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements.
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Telephone number: (202) 453-6800