School Improvement Grants Section 1003(g)

The purpose of Section 1003(g) School Improvement Grants (SIG), authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Title I or ESEA), is to provide adequate resources in order to raise substantially the achievement of students in the lowest-performing schools.

Questions regarding the SIG and the application process can be directed to the School Improvement Support Unit at 517-373-4872 or email

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School Improvement Grant Applications

SIG Cohort III
October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2017.
This Cohort received awards in 2014 and is currently in progress.

SIG Cohort IV
October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2020.
This Cohort received awards in the Fall of 2015 and is currently in progress.

SIG Cohort V
October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2021.
This Cohort will receive awards in the Fall of 2016.

Resources for Grantees

Resources for School Improvement Grant recipients including SIG Budget Toolkit, guides for SIG positions, and helpful user guides for state systems for grant applications and grant reporting.

External Service Provider Information for SIG Section 1003(g)

External Service Providers (ESPs) can register their business or organization by creating an account, providing all of the required information, and completing all required fields. Once completed and submitted, our team will reviewed and post your company on the registry.

School and Districts can access the registry and find ESPs by searching their names and/or by using key words! If you are interested in working with an External Service Provider who does not currently appear on the registry, simply have the ESP register.

Legislation and Guidance

SIG Evaluation in Michigan

WestEd has been awarded a contract to perform an evaluation of the implementation of the SIG in Michigan. Click here to go to the WestEd website.