The purpose of this program is to provide discretionary grants to support activities that will enhance the state-administered Comprehensive School Reform program and to enable schools that have been identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to meet their state’s definition of adequate yearly progress (AYP). Two categories of activities will be funded: (1) The grantee provides technical assistance to states, school districts, and schools in making informed decisions regarding how to approve or choose providers of comprehensive school reform, or (2) The grantee supports capacity building for providers of comprehensive school reform to expand their work in more schools, ensure quality, and promote financial stability. (Important note: Those applying for this grant must file a Notice of Intent to Apply no later than March 7, 2005.)

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