$650 million Investing in Innovation Fund (i3)

Posted on 27 Oct 2009 in Educational Technology Research, Legislation, Special Education | Comments Off on $650 million Investing in Innovation Fund (i3)

ARRA Grant:

On October 8, 2009, the federal government hosted a webinar to explain a new grant promoting innovation in education. The actual grant was published in the Federal Register on 10/9/09 and included $650 million in funding.  To view the presentation and links to information check out the Ed.gov blog. This money is available to local education agencies and non-profits in conjunction with LEA’s. So check out the timelines and talk with your school/district leaders.


  • Release of Public Notice – 10/9/09
  • Public comments due – 11/9/09
  • Release of final Notice – early spring 2010
  • “Development” Pre-Applications Due – spring 2010
  • “Validation” and “Scale-up” Applications Due – spring 2010
  • “Development”  Full Applications Requested – early summer 2010
  • “Development” Full Applications Due – summer 2010
  • Award Grants for “Validation” and “Scale-up” – early fall 2010
  • Award grants for “Development” – early fall 201o