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23g Frequently Asked Questions
23g Frequently Asked Questions
What districts and entities are eligible to apply for 23g MI Kids Back on Track?
All public school districts can apply including public charter and cyber schools. Initial information regarding the eligibility component of the grant process can be found in the Guidelines for 23g MI Kids Back on Track Plans Development and Submission.
Intent to Apply
Is it a requirement to fill out the intent to apply form to be able to apply for 23g funding once the application is live?Not at all, this form is simply for MDE to be able to communicate upcoming 23g Grant Office Hours, as well as deadlines.
If our district completes a form, are we automatically eligible for funding?No, this is simply a form to be included in MDE’s listserv. It does not guarantee eligibility, nor does it preclude your district, should you choose not to submit it.
Is there a deadline to fill out the intent to apply form?No, there is no set deadline, as MDE will collect responses on a rolling basis for the 23g listserv.
Where can I fill out the Intent to Apply Form?
Is the application process a 2-part process like 98c was?Yes. Legislation specifies that districts be determined eligible before allocations are determined.
Where can the 23g application be found?The 23g application will be housed within NexSys. It is currently being built, but MDE will provide an update once it is live. To ensure this information is not missed, it is recommended that districts fill out the intent to apply form found above. The NexSys application will be used for both phases of the application process.
What should districts be doing to prepare for the opening of the NexSys application?Districts should be leveraging the MICIP process and platform to develop their plans. Completed plans will be downloaded from the MICIP platform and uploaded into the NexSys platform in order to be reviewed to determine eligibility.
How might an ISD/RESA support their districts in this grant process?There are several ways. First of all, the NexSys application will allow for ISDs to submit a consortium application that includes plans and budgets for multiple districts in their region. This will be particularly helpful for small districts that depend on their ISDs for many central office functions. Secondly, an ISD/RESA might support their local districts with expertise and resources in developing a plan through the MICIP process that meets the criteria set forth in the 23g legislation.
Creating a 23g Plan
What does an approvable plan need to include for a district to be deemed an eligible district?
Districts must develop plans that describe the evidence-based actions the district is currently taking and will take to:
- Address unfinished learning.
- Get students to grade-level academic standards.
- Provide additional academic assistance to students at risk of falling behind their peers; or
- Help high school students prepare for postsecondary education.
The plan must meet the following criteria:
- Reflect input from educators, parents, legal guardians, and community members.
- Include an analysis of student data and describe student needs.
- Identify evidence-based best practices, such as high-impact tutoring programs from the MiStrategyBank to be implemented or expanded in response to student needs.
- Include a plan to implement the evidence-based practices.
- Describe how the implementation of the evidence-based practices will be supported by individuals who can provide training and coaching to teachers and/or tutors.
- Describe how funds received under this section will create or expand the efforts and activities described in the plan.
Can the district plan only focus on activities during the school day?
There is nothing in the legislation that dictates when the accelerated learning takes place. It can be during the school day or other times as well.
Can a district plan include staffing?Yes, staff wages and benefits can be covered for individuals directly related to accelerating the learning of students that have not shown proficiency.
How will the funding to districts be allocated?Districts must first apply to be eligible. Once eligible districts are identified, MDE will calculate the total number of students in these districts not proficient in ELA or mathematics on the state summative assessments to determine a per pupil allocation. District allocations will then be determined by multiplying the number of district students not proficient in ELA or mathematics by the per pupil allocation. Districts will then build budget to match their approved plans and district allocation.
Are these state or federal funds?23g funds are solely based on state dollars through the state aid supplemental.
What is the funding timeline?Once districts receive their allocation they will have until September 30, 2025, to spend the funds.
The tutoring company I work for would like to become a provider for 23g - MI Kids Back on Track. How do we apply to be included on the list?MDE is not in charge of creating the tutoring vendor list for 23g. The legislation specifies that responsibility lies with Michigan Association of Intermediate Superintendents Association (MAISA) with Clinton County RESA acting as the fiscal. This is primarily because the vendor list needs to reside in the Mi Strategy Bank which is a MAISA entity.