School Improvement Grants Section 1003(g)

2014 identified Focus or Priority schools receiving Title I or qualifying for Title I are eligible to apply for a School Improvement Grant (SIG). See Focus Schools and Priority Schools links below. Questions regarding the SIG and the application process can be directed to the School Improvement Support Unit at 517-373-4872Call: 517-373-4872 or email

Focus Schools

Priority Schools

FAQs - State "Using SIG funds to recruit, place, and retain staff"   

FAQs - Federal

School Improvement Grant Applications

SIG Cohort II 
October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2014. This Cohort is no longer active.

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 will begin implementation in Fall 2015. 

Resources for Grantees

SIG Toolkit   
Use the budget development toolkit to create your substantially approvable budget.

MEGS User Guide - Modifying Users in MEGS for SIG Applications
Helpful instructions for adding, removing, and updating users in MEGS+ for School Improvement Grants.

External Service Provider Information

External Service Providers for SIG Section 1003(g) 

Legislation and Guidance

U.S. Department of Education Section 1003(g) Grants Website

U.S. Department of Education Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance Section 1003(g)

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.

SIG Evaluation Proposal 2011

SIG Evaluation Report, January 2012

SIG Outcomes After the First Year Report, January 2013

SIG Outcomes After the Third Year Report, December 2014