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Ninth Grade Success Grant Request for Applications

The Ninth Grade Success Grant is designed to provide funding to local education providers and charter schools to improve the ninth-grade student experience to ensure that students enrolled in ninth grade develop the skills they need to successfully persist to tenth grade on time and ultimately in graduating from high school and launching successful careers. Applicants commit to implementing the key components of the Ninth Grade Success model, matching up to 15% or 25% of funds depending on district size, and should use funds to support implementation in four broad categories:

  • Ninth Grade Success Team
  • Data Systems
  • Instructional Supports
  • Transition Programs

Awarded grantees will be required to submit year reports and continuation budgets.

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One page overview (PDF)

Application forms to complete and submit:

PLEASE NOTE: Several changes have been made in the RFA from previous application years. Please thoroughly read the Overview section and scoring criteria in order to submit a proposal to this current funding opportunity's criteria.

Request for Applications - Now Closed

The submission includes the proposal narrative components as one document and also the proposal's budget excel file.

Additional materials referenced in the proposal:

Appendix referenced in the RFA are offered here as separate files so applicants can more quickly access information and can more easily share specific information with others.

  • Appendix A: Terms and Definitions (PDF)
  • Appendix B: Rules for Administration of Program (PDF)
  • Appendix C: Eligible Applicants Meeting Priority Criteria (PDF)
  • Appendix D: Evaluation and Reporting (will be sent to funded grantees)


Recording of the application webinar

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Powerpoint slides from webinar