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 517-373-4872Call: 517-373-4872 or email

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 This Cohort is no longer active.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

Resources for School Improvement Grantees including SIG Budget Toolkit, guides for SIG positions, 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

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